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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... peaceful getaway.
We didn't have a kitchen and so weren't able to cook for ourselves, but the food that the family cooked was amazing...eggs, pancakes and arepas (a grilled corn meal patty) for breakfast, and either freshly caught fish or chicken with coconut rice and plantain for lunch and dinner. Delicious!
We spent most of our time reading and relaxing on the beach, the sea was ...
... and love (or tolerate in my case) in action. Nonetheless we arrived at the park entrance unscathed and ready for our hike to the beach. We were heading to Cabo San Juan, a beach that was a two hour easy but sticky hot hike from the park entrance, passing through the jungle then along the beachy coast. San Juan is the most built up area of the park, but by built up I mean it has one restaurant and a campground with sleeping for about 150 people. It's ...
... running on the edge of the road with the driving behaviour in these areas, so we are constantly watching our footing for potholes, cracked concrete and tree branches. We have a few stops along the way but make it back after 20 mins or so and Leeshs shins are starting to niggle again, so we do need to find a gym to keep what time we have left together. The girls at reception seem surprised we had been out running and we head straight for the pool, and fall in to cool off. The ...
... we saw the Mastercard logo on the door in the picture we took of the place. A lost opportunity!
Santa Marta is, in our experience, a rather typical town for this part of the world. The streets are fairly clean and bustling with people and traffic. There are numerous little stores, not more than 10 feet wide, selling everything you can imagine – cigars, shoes, electronics, clothes, etc. There are food carts on ...
... taxi location and when we got to Santa Marta he drove me to the place - so nice! And result as when got there there was already 3 people waiting so I made a full cab so off we went! The taxi drivers are crazy here - was a little scared we'd have an accident plus towards minca the roads were bumpy but he flew over them! Mark had recommended casa elemento hostel to me - what he failed to tell me was you have to take a 45 minute mototaxi ...