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Santa Marta is a quite big city with over 400 000 inhabitants on the Caribbean coast. It is popular among Colombian tourists who come here for the beaches. Many of them are staying at the resorts in Rodadero in the south of Santa Marta.
When I visited Colombia the first time I didn’t stay in Santa Marta but in the nearby fishing village Taganga. But I visited Santa Marta many times to arrange the Ciudad Perdida trek, to withdraw money from the ATM, shop at one of the big supermarkets and to see some of the city. Places of interest to see are the Gold Museum, the Cathedral, Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino (the hacienda were Simón Bolívar died) and an aquarium. There is a beach promenade by the sea where it can be nice to take a stroll.
When I returned to the area in August 2008 I stayed in Santa Marta as it was a better starting point for going to Tyrona National Park and to Venezuela.
Coming back to Santa Marta from Tyrona I realised it was a public holiday and many places were closed. There is a cheap... more travel advice
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