Hotel La Ballena Azul
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel La Ballena Azul Santa Marta
Right on the beach.The beach is pretty dirty.Plenty of choices of restaurant to choose near by. Staff very friendly.Wi fi ok ,air con in room,30 degrees cent. most days,very hot and humid.Area is reasonably safe,normal rules apply.Breakfast across the road if yours is included.Bring cash.
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I have spent the last six days relaxing at the little rustic beach resort of Taganga,which is a few kilometers from the port city of Santa Marta.
I have made no attempt to do anything remotely taxing other than a day trip to a dry tropical forest in the Tayrona National Park.This was more of an excuse to have a little exercise.
... gave us for dinner was a measly pack of cracker biscuits and a carton of juice! I was going to starve! We made some stops to pick people up but didn't seem that anyone got out to get food. The bus was meant to have wifi which it did to begin with but then it went off. I facetimed mum on my phone and chatted for a bit but then the wifi went off - annoying! I had two seats to myself right at the front but then a guy got on ...
... however despite the hot and sweaty state that I was in, I decided not to indulge in such a pleasure as the water temperature was absolutely freezing! The walks were nice enough and on the way back to the hostel, we stopped at a local mans house, where he made and cooked his own chorizo. Chris of course indulged whilst the rest of us just drank beer. No knowing the kitchen was closed for the night at the hostel, we ordered pizza for dinner, again avoiding the trek ...
... our way to Cartagena today but didn't want to stress ourselves so we took it easy again. Around 11:00am our motos turned up and we were on our way back to Bonda and then Santa Marta. As we arrived on the outskirts of Santa Marta we jumped off our bus and caught another to the bus terminal. Once there we were quickly dragged to a bus going to Cartagena in a few minutes, even better it's 17000 pesos cheaper than we had just read in our Colombia Fácil ...
... storm, a full 8 and a half hours later than we expected. We checked in to a cheap little hostel and went for a quick explore before dinner. We found ourselves in a street full of restaurants with no idea of what to eat, thankfully the rain decided for us. As it started getting harder we found ourselves in front of a cheap rapid eating restaurant which turned out to be pretty good. Having sat for a while after dinner the rain eased enough to head back to the ...