Hotel La Ballena Azul
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
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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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Come nightfall we got back into the sea, which had that weird plankton stuff that makes the sea glow green as you splash it. We swam and all had a good old fashioned frolick.
I believe this takes us back to the rash. Looking forward to the future, I think tomorrow I will try and do the Pablo Escobar tour. You know the drug lord. He's long dead though so I won't get into any trouble. It's fine.
... the 'have you got a boyfriend etc?' conversation ensued. It was Sunday morning and the salsa was blaring from the some of the houses we passed and the bus we hopped on in Bonda was no different. We changed buses in Santa Marta and made our way to Taganga. It was one of the most disappointing days I had put down since i started the trip. The fishing village I was expecting was littered with every kind of rubbish, the sea smell was unpleasantly fishy and the crowds of local ...
... from the idiot at the desk we headed to a beach bar for cocktails at sunset. After that we headed to dinner, and the best places were down a little alley that was full of life in the evenings, bands playing on the left to the tables outside the restaurants on the right, lots of noise and performances and lots of different types of food on offer. We settled on a restaurant with a roof top terrace that allowed us to witness the whole spectical while we ate, we couldn't ...
... we would all play card games, tell funny travel stories and play those endless, slightly frustrating Girl Guide problem solving games. The things you do with no wifi! But I loved those nights and it made it all worthwhile. Plus our guide was lots of fun and he always surprised us with amazing fresh fruit at the best possible times (like the summit of gigantic mountains) for all our hard work. And of course, The Lost City was just amazing. It was ...
... the deserted shops and streets. Much more people are in the centre and a few market stalls are open on the side of roads around the main cathedral and near the marina. We see the local policia doing the rounds of the central park area in between the Santa Marta cathedral and the marina waking up the people (we assumed homeless) sleeping using cardboard boxes as pillows and telling them to move on. We've seen plenty of similar things travelling through Central America and Asia ...