travel42 Port Guide: Santa Marta

Santa Marta travel42 Port of Call Guide

You shouldn't miss Santa Marta, Colombia, located 450 mi/725 km north of Bogota. The oldest city in Colombia (founded 1525), it has a splendid beach-lined shore backed by the highest coastal mountain range in the world. Santa Marta is divided into old and new towns. The new part is unexceptional. In the old part, visit the antique cathedral, and the Tayrona Archaeological Museum (pre-Columbian artifacts), in the former Customs building on Plaza Bolivar.

The town's main attraction, however, is ...

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