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.
... forest changes to pine and then the bare peaks at almost 3000m. I am in part of the highest coastal range on earth, just 42 km from the sea the peaks rise to almost 5500m. Unfortunately for me the highest peaks are in an area set aside for the indigenous peoples that live there and the highest peak is sacred so unclimbable. It is nice to know that somethings are still off limits to would be conquistadors! So I eventually dragged myself away from Minca, and ...
... proud of his history. But if you want to know more about Simon Bolivar, you will need to read it yourself. On the way back to town, we stopped at a restaurant, Josephina, to try some local fare, but they didn’t take dolares. The owner (I think) asked us to wait a minute, made a phone call, but finally had to tell us no. We never thought about the credit card in our pocket (Duh!), nor did the owner, but when we got back to ...
Writing this on the Third Sea Day....and will 'post' it tomorrow at our first port of call: Santa Marta, Columbia -a 9hour visit. The port authorities provide a free shuttle into town...then it's a DIY day on foot. Meanwhile - a bit about ship life. The first day - brought tears to my eyes!!!...how could one person have all this to enjoy?!...the expression OMG was apt - I felt like I had landed in heaven!! There I sat in a sun lit dining room, overlooking the blue waters, ...
... wait until there are enough passengers to fill the car, and head off. I spent the entire hour long ride getting to know my new Californian friend and quickly realized that we should coordinate our stay in Minca so that we can do a day hike together. We arrive in this tiny town nestled in the rainforest half way up a mountain, and as instructed by my aunt's friends, I start individuals if they know the way to the "cake lady's" house. And true enough, they do! I had to ...