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Customer Travel Tips for 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
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  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
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.

96% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
96% Avg. rating


12 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: There are so many good things to say. The food, the parks, the beaches, Tayrona

Liked: Everything

Disliked: None

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


19 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: good to relax

Liked: nothing special

Disliked: no

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
64% Avg. rating


11 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Stay in La Brisa Loca!

Liked: Santa Marta can be used as a hub to visit Taganga and Tayrona.

Disliked: The city does not look good and there is not much to do other than hang out at the hostel.

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


12 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Family Holiday Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy

Liked: Good beach

Disliked: Lots of sellers

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


27 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Do the lost city trek

Liked: Siera Navada!

Disliked: Not really

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


18 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Deben ir a las fincas alrededor del tayrona, si buscan relax y sentirse uno parte en la naturaleza

Liked: Tayrona y alrededores

Disliked: Nada

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


14 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

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

Customer Travel Tip: Speak a minimum amount of Spanish and bargain!

Liked: It's easy access to the surrounding (wonderful) beaches. Ease of getting around and finding everything you need.

Disliked: The constant need to bargain everything when they see your foreign face.

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


08 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: pack insect repellant!!

Liked: walking everywhere or easy public buses. the weather was perfect

Disliked: no

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
73% Avg. rating


08 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go scuba-diving. You wont find anywhere as cheap as here.

Liked: Parque Tayrona. Not so expensive.

Disliked: Crowded streets, extreme heat

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


18 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

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

Customer Travel Tip: -

Liked: -

Disliked: The beach is not nice

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


14 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy the surroundings of Santa Marta, all the natural parks and the wonderful beaches!

Liked: Tayrona park, Lost city hiking tour, Cocha bay, Quinta San Pedro...

Disliked: No

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


14 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: .

Liked: Caribbean vibe

Disliked: expensive

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


08 Jan 2015

Customer Travel Tip: check out the restaurants on tripadvisor

Liked: I liked it is a small town with everything you need and a lot things to do in the surrounding area

Disliked: Nothing

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


31 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Be careful

Liked: Beach mountains

Disliked: Feeling unsafe as a tourist

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


23 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Bring a lot of time, cause from Santa Marta there is so much to see and do!

Liked: I didn´t spend much time in Santa Marta itself, but I loved my stay in Playa del Ritmo which is situated a bit outside the city.

Disliked: No.

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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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