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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 18, 2015
Santa Marta to El Zaino  (2 Answers)

Could anyone tell me what time the last buses leave Santa Marta to get to El Zaino?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 25, 2015
El Centro or Rodadero  (3 Answers)

Hi
I have a couple of days R&R in Santa Marta, which is the better area to stay in
El Centro or Rodadero,
any suggestiions would be appreciated
thanks
Kaye


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 08, 2015
ATVing in Santa Marta Area

Do you know of a good tour group to go ATVing with or do you know if it is possible to just rent ATVs (four-wheelers) once there? I contacted a few places I found online but they said they are not currently doing ATV trips.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 31, 2014
snorkeling in Tayrona park  (1 Answer)

can you snorkel at Bahia concha?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 30, 2013
15 month old

Is there any advise on what to make sure my son stays away from


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 12, 2013
Is Santa Martha Safe?

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to find out how the safety is in Santa Martha? My boyfriend and I have lived in Villavicencio for 6 months now and Bogota for 3 months, so we are aware that Colombia can occasionally be dangerous.

I wanted to find out from you guys, if it would be okay for my boyfriend and I to live there or is it a big NO NO ??

Help me out please :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 27, 2012
Bus from Santa Marta to Cartagena  (4 Answers)

Hi, I´d like to know if there is a direct, non stop bus from Santa Marta to Cartagena? How long it takes?
is there a web site with the buses time tables?
where is the bus terminal located in Santa Marta?
I´m planning to do the trip around january 5th 2013, is that period high season? do i need to buy the ticket in advance?
is it safe to travel by bus??
Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 28, 2012
Tours

Hi, I will be in Santa Marta for 3 days and I would like to know if there is a tour that takes you around in a boat. What places ou will recommend to visit in such a short time


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 05, 2012
Barranquilla Airport to Santa Marta  (1 Answer)

How much is to take a shuttle/taxi from Barraquilla airport to Santa Marta? US Dollars.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 21, 2012
Looking for relaxed healty place on Caribbian coast  (1 Answer)

Hola travel friends,
The last week of February I arrive in Colombia. I would like to know what is the most relaxed beautiful place to stay on the caribbian cost in Colombia. I looking for a small nice place on or near the beach with a friendly backpacker atmosphere. A place where good health is important, where good food is available and services like masages or reiki healing are possible.

Thanks Rick


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 07, 2012
How to buy  (1 Answer)

How can I buy some authentic Santa Marta grown coffee, and in what quantities?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 22, 2011
Place to rent for 2 months in Santa Marta, CO?

I am interning in Santa Marta, Colombia, from Feb 20th to April 22nd. Does anyone know where I could find relatively inexpensive accommodation in a relatively central location? I don't want to spend a fortune on a place to stay, especially when my internship is unpaid.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 04, 2011
Appartments and Friends in Santa Marta

Hola Amigos,

mira soy Canadiense y estoy planeando estar en Colombia de Julio hasta Augosto. En ese tiempo voy a pasar almenos un mes entero en Santa Marta. Mi plan es de alquilar un departamento ameublado durante el tiempo que estoy ahi.

Quiero pasar mis dias pescando al harpon. Tambien quiero encontrar un gym de MMA, especificamente de Brazilian Jiu Jitsu si hay y buena rutas para correr.

Soy en muy buena forma y quiero conocer a gente de mi edad mas o menos. Tengo 27 anos. Mi espanol es bastante fuerte porque vivi en Buenos Aires por un buen rato. Soy un latino del norte...

Si pueden darme o recomendar personas para hablar de departamentos, un buen gym de MMA y tambien si hay gente que quieren tomar un trago... o mas... pasame la informacion y cuando llego salimos a divertirnos.

Hasta la proxima y muchos gracias por todo su ayuda!

PhaTCaT


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 26, 2011
Looking for an apartment in El Rodadero

Hi Guys,

My boyfriend and I are currently in Santa Marta. We are studying Spanish and completing our Dive Masters in Taganga and afterwards we hope to stay for some volunteer work.

In saying that, we hope to be within the area for up to 4 months and we are TRYING to find an apartment for rent in El Rodadero. We do want something reasonably nice but every even though it's after the high season, every apartment we have seen has their prices way too expensive. For something that we know is 600,000 pesos, they are asking for over 1,000,000.

It doesn't help that we can't speak fluent Spanish!

Does anyone know of any apartments for rent or an agency we can speak to that could help us out?

We'd really appreciate it!

Thanks x


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 28, 2010
apartment in Santa Marta !!!  (2 Answers)

I am going to Santa Marta in a couple months And want to find a funrished apartment to rent for the 2 or 3 weeks I will be there! I always rent apartment in Cartagena and it works well for me! Id there any apartments in Santa Marta? please help!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 08, 2010
Tours and visits in Santa Marta  (4 Answers)

Hello,

My boss is travelling to Santa Marta and I would like to know where he can find good guides (men guides, not books) to visit the different places.

Does he have to go to travel agencies? Or can he find them on the streets? Are there many scams?

Thanks a lot!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 28, 2009
Bus Santa Marta Caracas  (2 Answers)

Hi

i have a question :

does anyone know about busses from Santa Marta to Caracas , like when such busses are leaving santa marta, day or night, if ticket reservations are necessary ahead and most important, how long is the trip til caracas ?

have to do it next week...
thanks a lot for your help :)
greetz
philipp


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 09, 2009
SANTA MARTA  (1 Answer)

WOULD YOU MIND ADVISING ME WHAT TOURIST PLACES VISIT?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 09, 2009
TRAVEL TO SANTA MARTA  (2 Answers)

Could you please tell me how I can arrive to Tairona´s park in Santa Marta?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 09, 2009
I REALLY WANT TO TRAVEL TO SANTA MARTA  (1 Answer)

HI, I´M IN GOGOTA AND I REALLY WANT TO TRAVEL TO SANTA MARTA, SO WOULD YOU MIND ADVISING ME IF IT´S BETTER TO STAY IN A HOTEL OR RENT AN APARMENT?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 12, 2008
bus from Cartagena airport to st. marta  (3 Answers)

We need to know how to get to St Marta from Cartengan Airport. Cost???


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 12, 2008
Recommendations for a Day in Santa Marta  (1 Answer)

We will be in Santa Marta on a small ship from 10 am to 5 pm on about the 14th of November. I would really like to visit friends in Cartegena, but I gather that would be difficult to do.

I would like to see local historic type places, including lighthouses and cemeteries and museums. Is Santa Marta a good place to do that? The only tour mentioned from the ship is the Santa Marta City Tour and Folkloric Show which apparently includes:

"The cathedral, built in four years later by the Dominicans, was named the Church of Santa Ana, and historians described the walls of the cathedral as "built with the barril boards carried by the river when it swelled." The Customs House is an architectural monument, beautifully restored and preserved as the Bank of the Republic's Gold Museum. It exhibits pre-Columbian artifacts and includes a small yet priceless collection of Tayrona gold and pottery pieces. San Pedro de Alejandrino Village dates back to the 17th century. It is a country estate outside the city limits and has been the setting for many significant events in Colombian history. In 1830, don Joaquin Mier y Benitez offered his home to the Great Liberator Simon Bolivar—a refuge for this last days. It was later declared a National Monument by the Colombian Government. Not only has the interior of the house been preserved, but the many gardens have also been restored to their former glory by National Tourism Corporation. El Rodadero is a lively strip of hotel and apartments built around the Gaira Bay, where the beaches are particularly lovely. You will stop at a local hotel for a special folkloric show, soft drinks and beer, with a chance to shop for handicrafts before returning to the ship."

Could we perhaps do this on our own? Could we hire a taxi to take us around? (I don't walk terribly well.)

I hear that the fishing village is a good place to scuba from. I don't know if a scuba excursion here would be possible within that time frame. We are certified, but have not dived in awhile, so would need a short refresher.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 23, 2008
Accomidation in Santa Marta  (1 Answer)

My girls friend and I will be arriving in Santa Marta Saturday night. I know this sounds sad but i was rather hoping I could catch Manchester United vs Tottenham in the FA Cup. Could any body recommend ether a reasonable guest house/hotel with cable T.V or a sports bar of sorts. Thank you kindly


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 29, 2007
Crepes Restaurant  (4 Answers)

I am trying to find the address and phone number of a crepes restaurant in Santa Marta .It is owned by a Frenchman


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 29, 2007
Salsa Classes  (1 Answer)

Hey I am planning on a trip to Santa Marta / Taganga in june, july, does anybody know if I can land salsa classes there?

Can someone give me contacts of scuba diving clubs there (I want to get my open water PADI)

THanks

Henri


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 17, 2007
debg  (1 Answer)

where can I get a local fishing guide in Rodadero for red snapper? thanx, debg


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 30, 2006
Aquarium/Dolphin Swim  (1 Answer)

I am coming to Santa Marta in mid December on a cruise. How do you get from the pier to El Rodadero? And how do you get to the aquarium from there. Is there a shuttle boat that takes you over and can you swim with the dolphins. Does anyone know the costs. Thank you from Canada


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 02, 2006
About Santa Marta.....

Hi there.....on the promanade in santa marta, do vendors (food, drink ect) exist, and if so do they exist at night also? Thanx!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 31, 2004
Short term apt rentals in Sta-Marta  (2 Answers)

Could anybody help with info (availability and approx prices) regarding weekly or monthly rentals of small furnished apts close to the center and the seaside as I plan to visit for 2 months in october and november. Mucho gracias Marcel


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 19, 2004
Safety in Santa Marta  (4 Answers)

Hello, I am planning my next vacation to Cartagena, but would like to visit Santa Marta as well. I would like to know how safe is Santa Marta, and the trip from Barranquilla to Santa Martha. If anyone can tell me...as this is my first trip to Colombia. Thanks





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