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Your Travel Guide to Santa Marta

77% Avg. city rating Rated by 111 customers

Activities / excursions 86%

Restaurants / eating out 75%

Shopping 68%

Chilling out / relaxing 83%

Getting around / public transport 79%

Sightseeing 75%

Culture 72%

Nightlife / partying 75%

Value for money 80%

Customer Travel Tips for Santa Marta

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100% Avg. rating


08 Dec 2019

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Stay at Calle 11

Liked: All

Disliked: Nada

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


24 Aug 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Support local businesses

Liked: Beautiful

Disliked: Too touristy

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


04 Aug 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Tayrona Parc

Liked: Access to Tayrona parc, Taganga, Minca

Disliked: Police corruption

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


19 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Most hostels are great in this area, they are more like a hotel. Very close to Tayrona National Park.

Liked: Good transportation hub to get to the Tayrona National Park. Nice little plaza.

Disliked: Harbour and beach are quite close together.

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
62% Avg. rating


27 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Just use this as a starting point to go to Tayrona, Minca, lost city, sierra nevada.

Liked: Good place to start activities near Santa Marta.

Disliked: Not a nice city. Dodgy outside the old center.

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77% Avg. city rating Rated by 111 customers

Activities / excursions 86%

Restaurants / eating out 75%

Shopping 68%

Chilling out / relaxing 83%

Getting around / public transport 79%

Sightseeing 75%

Culture 72%

Nightlife / partying 75%

Value for money 80%

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Top rated Santa Marta Hostels

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