Hotel La Ballena Azul
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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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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.
... the door of the minibus whilst yelling obscenities in Spanish.
As the police dealt with the ordeal, we waited in the rain on the road side for another minibus to collect us and take us the rest of the way to Cartagena.
The 4 hour `backpacker friendly journey` had turned into a 7 hour white-knuckle ride, or as one of the local lads on the bus had kindly put it, 'a real Colombian experience'.
... stable boy who talked in a heavy coastal accent, and talked the entire way. The sound of his voice was pleasant enough, but I could barely understand a word he was saying! I tried to remind myself along the way to enjoy the experience despite my physical discomfort, taking in the scenery and the experience on horseback. It's been many many years since I've ridden a horse. Luckily as we got to the trailhead there happened to be a pickup heading to town, so we ...
... us our campsite. After a bit of prep time, we headed to Caño Crystales. To get there, we had to take. Motorized canoe for ten minutes, followed by a jeep/truck ride for 20 minutes, and then, a 30 minute walk. And wow, Caño Crystales is incredible. The first sight we went to was pretty awesome and each subsequent site was more and more beautiful. There really isn't much for me to say that the pictures can't (and there a A LOT of ...
... Piños, my second time of the day, to catch the sunset but the clouds were too thick to see anything. We headed down just in time for dinner: potato pie with fresh veggies and a chicken gravy. Pretty awesome. The rest of the night I just played guitar with Nicholas the Argentinian and his girlfriend Rocea, who had a great voice. He learned some of my tunes and I played some of his and we had a great jam. Finally, after an amazing trip of a day, I passed out in my ...