Travel Blogs from Santa Marta
... reach the coast. Tayrona is best known for the large boulders on the beach, which were once worshipped by indigenous people. The first beach we came to, despite wanting to cool off in sea, was dangerous to swim in - big signs advised the drowning count. A quick look at the water confirmed we could add to the statistics so we continued walking towards Arrecifes.
Arrecifes was another 15 minute walk through the jungle. There were no monkeys as suggested on the signs, only ...
... God, he and other catholic imagery dominates, and there are masses taking place seemingly continuously around the numerous churches. Braces on girls and bum implants are also quite prevalent.
I have heard a few interesting stories about the Drop Bear Hostel where I'm staying (which is epic by the way) namely that, as is common among former cartel houses, there are galletas (a hidden room or hiding place or just a hole in the wall) that have been known ...
We took an old jeep to go for 7 PES for 45min. No possibility to negotiate as it was some kind of travel agency organising these shuttles. We were 7 people in it including the driver. Van was full I mean merchandise (back and top were packed) & people. I was sitting more likely laying on the back with all the food. Someone showed me the eggs to protect and be careful about!!!. I loved it, thankfully it was only a short trip. Road is miserable, ...
... had been studying in Brasilia, Brazil, and we had met on the boat trip from Manaus to Tabatinga! Travelling makes for a very small world...
Our first impression of Santa Marta (on the night that we arrived) was a contrasting one - on one hand, the foreshore area was the best that we had seen of any South American beach - clean, lively with a bright market and vibrant crowd, and lots of people swimming even at the late hour. On the other hand, the rest of the city ...
... swim at and one even claimed that there was something to see by snorkeling. What I enjoyed the most was hiking around the area seeing where jungle meets Caribbean Sea. Truly beautiful.
We stayed two nights, which was all we had time and money for. Yes, boys and girls, we have secured tickets for our flight back. It is time to go home. From what we hear, spring has sprung in our town and my apricot tree is showing fruit. We ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center