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.
... streets as a gallery and therefore has a greater audience. So I could not leave Bogota without at least a little venture out one evening. With Martin and Stefan (Germany) and Alex (UK) we went for what we were told would be an entertaining night at Andrés Carne de Rez a crazy TGI Fridays on speed kind of a place with quality steak. To up the anti we told them it was Alex's birthday - well that led to a fanfare! Singing, dancing, ticker tape, a plastic crown and a sash for ...
... I believe was billed as the Museo de Oro on Trip Advisor). The exhibits include everything related to the culture of the ancient inhabitants of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta for which, of course, the town is named. Then across the street to the Plaza de Bolivar (think – Washington Slept Here), then to the Catedral, an essential stop everywhere, and finally to the Parque de los Novios which, if my Spanish is any good, is ...
... half way there. In this heat our hostel choice was not the greatest, it's so far out of the main part of town. We found a little white and turquoise place called Caribbean Wings for lunch and had some really nice chicken wings. Vicki and I were able to have a good chat about what we will do next year after the decision to go out on our own. With a few tears out of the way we are good to finish the trip and make the rest of our decisions at home. We spent the rest of ...
... amount. When the hiking was over we walked to the tour owner Joes bamboo house for a home cooked lunch that was very good and we were starving. Joes house is built out of some fancy bamboo that grows in Colombia and is apparently very sturdy and easy to built with. His house had an amazing view of Santa Marta in the distance and lots of little lizards running around. We walked back into town for some fresh Colombian coffee that was locally grown and then Joe met ...