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SANTA MARTA, COLOMBIA
Founded by Rodrigo de Bastidas in 1525, Santa Marta is the oldest city in Colombia. It treasures among its riches architectural relics preserved in its cobblestoned houses, overhanging balconies, churches and military fortresses such as Isla del Morro and two batteries called San Fernando fort and the ruins of Bonda fort, which protected the city from attacks by corsairs.
Getting and Staying There:
Daily flights to and from Bogotá and other Colombian cities use El Rodadero airport outside the city on the route to Barranquilla. Select flights from your area. You can also browse for hotels and car rentals.
Air-conditioned busses run daily to Bogotá and other cities, plus local runs to nearby communities, and Tayrona park.
Cruise ships make this a port of call, and in addition to the commercial port. there is also a marina and berthing facilities at Irotama Resort Golf and Marina. Be aware that Santa Marta has a long history of smuggling.
When to Go:
Santa Marta has a year-round tropical climate. It is hot during the day, but the evening sea breezes are cool and make sunsets and nightlife particularly appealing.
LLEGADA A COLOMBIA
Muchos turistas deberán pasar por Bogotá antes de llegar a Santa Marta. Al
aeropuerto Eldorado llegan las principales compañías aéreas del mundo. Una vez
en este aeropuerto pueden hacer conexión inmediata con un vuelo a Santa Marta.