We know, geography isn't everyone's forte. If you only have a vague idea of where Santa Marta sits on a map, take the time to acquaint yourself with its location before you set foot out the door!
Santa Marta sits 45 miles (72 kilometers) northeast of Barranquilla, a prominent city.
Ready to rub shoulders with the locals? 430,000 people call this part of Magdalena home.
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Researched Santa Marta, planned your vacation outfits but haven't yet booked somewhere to stay? Travelocity is here to help. Pick from our 78 properties and start packing those bags!
It's not every day you take a vacation, so why not splurge on a bit of luxury? The Hotel Boutique Don Pepe (Calle 16 No 1c - 92) and the Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina (Calle 12 # 3-40, Centro Histórico) are a few of the leading upmarket properties available in the area. If you'd rather spend your hard-earned cash on exhilarating Santa Marta experiences, book a room at the Hotel Miami SM (Calle 17 #3 - 96) or the La Villana Hostel (Calle 17 # 3-70).
While you're researching for your upcoming Santa Marta trip, keep in mind that the nearest terminal, Simon Bolivar Airport (SMR), is about 9 miles (14 kilometers) south of the downtown area. Book your flight, fill up your luggage and get set for some exciting adventures!
Going off the beaten track is a great way to discover a new place. So, why don't you do it from behind a steering wheel? Organize a rental vehicle via Travelocity and get ready to turn up the radio in Santa Marta.
Rent a car from Avis at Simon Bolivar Airport and you can go from the airport to the highway.
If you're one for ease and convenience, make your way to Avis at Calle 14 No 4 25 Local 2a. It's right in the middle of the city.
Enter a fascinating underwater world at Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum. Like some more options? If you would like to explore aspects of local history, head over to Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, a popular historic residence. And there's more. You'll enjoy Simon Bolivar Park, a historic public square that attracts locals and visitors alike.
Traveling isn't just about kicking back and unwinding; it's about stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something different. Ready for some awesome new experiences?
In Santa Marta, you'll discover a nice range of fun activities and adventures. Can't decide? We recommend:
Guachaca is loved by tourists. It's situated 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Santa Marta, and you won't have to look far to find things to do. Buritaca Beach should be high on your list. Koralia Beach and Mareygua Beach are also excellent attractions. If this isn't what you're after, try Barranquilla. Just 45 miles (72 kilometers) away, this destination is home to more great attractions such as Americano Mall, Buenavista Commercial Center and the Barranquilla Zoo. Spend the day here to visit them all!
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Situated on the beach, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Magdalena River and Bello Horizonte Beach. Zazue is 1.2 mi (2 km) away.
Situated in Santa Marta, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Magdalena River and Santa Marta Beach. Marina Santa Marta and Old San Juan de Dios Hospital Museum are also within 5 minutes.
Nestled on the beach, this El Rodadero hotel is just steps from Magdalena River and Rodadero Beach. Blanca Beach and Mundo Marino Aquarium are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Santa Marta, this beachfront resort is connected to the convention center, just steps from Magdalena River and Bello Horizonte Beach. Zazue is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) away.
Nestled on the beach, this Santa Marta resort is just steps from Magdalena River and Bello Horizonte Beach. Zazue is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away.
Located in Historic Center, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Magdalena River and Santa Marta Beach. Marina Santa Marta and Old San Juan de Dios Hospital Museum are also within 5 minutes.
Located in Historic Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Magdalena River and Santa Marta Beach. Old San Juan de Dios Hospital Museum and Parque de Los Novios are also within 10 minutes.
Located in El Rodadero, this hotel is steps from Magdalena River and Rodadero Beach. Mundo Marino Aquarium and Blanca Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).
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