Estelar Santamar Hotel & Convention Center
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
TripAdvisor Reviews Estelar Santamar Hotel & Convention Center Santa Marta
Travel Blogs from Santa Marta
... be staying three nights but two was enough and I wanted to get to lively Santa Marta for the weekend. Detoxing is overrated.
Santa Marta is nothing special really, its an ok town with markets and some nice colonial buildings but its mainly used as base to explore the surrounding areas. I had already done that whilst in Taganga but I did get my last beach stop in. A glorious beach called Playa Cristal, it was super expensive to get to as its ...
... to pay inflated prices from the tuck-shop for limited snacks/ drinks as there is no where else to "pop to" 3) the restaurant when open serves some ok (standard Colombian) food but you have to listen closely for your number 4) and maybe most disappointingly no one seems to socialise like in a hostel. Everyone sits in the small groups they have come with, eats food, then retires for the evening. So we did. In hammocks at 8:30 we chatted for a ...
From Cartagena, we traveled to Santa Marta, which is also in the northern part of the country and is more towards the east (in other words, also hot). We found out that the bus station was like 45 mins outside of town and that there was a shuttle transport to Santa Marta for only like $5 more so we opted for that. It picked us up from a nearby hostel and was a bus with only 3 of us in it! I got to stretch out and sleep for most of the route, which was nice. We got ...
... us, an area before Santa Marta, called "Bella Sol". We knew when we stopped that we were going to live in a local area. We were really close from the sea, 8min walking through some hotels. Her place is nice and cosy, colourful with 2 nice rocking chairs. She made us a nice visit and explained us her rate. We explained that we wanted to camp. She never welcomed campers before but was willing to start with us on her roof. Place was alright, she ...
... had to share bunk beds and shared outdoor showers! We quickly dropped odd our bags in our room and had lunch at the posada. (Fish again). After lunch we walked down to the local beach called Playa Coco. The beach was empty, apart from a few fisherman, the water was too rough to swim in though, so we just hung out and sunbathed. Villa Margarita is a little isolated, so we had dinner at the posada, the food was ok, but not great for what it cost. The ...