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Guidebook for Santa Marta (With much more upon arrival)

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Guidebook for Santa Marta (With much more upon arrival)

Shopping
Great places to find everything that you need.
The up-market shopping centre in town with great clothes shops, large food court and a massive Exito supermarket, Homecenter hardware store & the best Cinema in city.
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Buenavista Mall
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The up-market shopping centre in town with great clothes shops, large food court and a massive Exito supermarket, Homecenter hardware store & the best Cinema in city.
Our local shopping centre with a wide variety of clothing, footwear & tech shops amongst others. The mall also has a cinema, food court and a geat Jumbo Supermarket
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Ocean Mall
15-100 Ferrocaril
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Our local shopping centre with a wide variety of clothing, footwear & tech shops amongst others. The mall also has a cinema, food court and a geat Jumbo Supermarket
My recommended technology store for everything to do with computers. All types of accessories, spare parts and knowledgeable staff. If they don't have it, they will know where it can be found.
Centro de Tecnologia Saul
5-37 Cl. 13
My recommended technology store for everything to do with computers. All types of accessories, spare parts and knowledgeable staff. If they don't have it, they will know where it can be found.
The go-to place for sneakers, cell phones, sunglasses, gadgets, technology & all manner of cheap goods. All the stores and mini malls here specialise in a 'market style' shopping.
San Andresito Mall
4-50 Calle 13
The go-to place for sneakers, cell phones, sunglasses, gadgets, technology & all manner of cheap goods. All the stores and mini malls here specialise in a 'market style' shopping.
Food Scene
Good quality open air Fast food restaurant right by the house.
Ipexpress
25a28 Cra. 18
Good quality open air Fast food restaurant right by the house.
Great Hamburgers (& other stuff)
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Radio Burger
23-99 Carrera 1
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Great Hamburgers (& other stuff)
Familiar food
Subway
17-27 Carrera 3
Familiar food
A fantastic locally owned & run restaurant serving a range of good food and fast food options. Featured in some of the "best eats in Santa Marta guides, This is a 2 minute walk from the house and a worthwhile visit.
Federico
26B-19 Cra. 19
A fantastic locally owned & run restaurant serving a range of good food and fast food options. Featured in some of the "best eats in Santa Marta guides, This is a 2 minute walk from the house and a worthwhile visit.
A 2 minute walk from the house with large plates of well priced food that can be shared without problem.
Mil Carnes
29-09 Cra. 19
A 2 minute walk from the house with large plates of well priced food that can be shared without problem.
Getting Around
Transport Services
The city bus terminal with services to most key destinations in the country, about 10-15 minute taxi ride from the house.
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Terminal de Transportes de Santa Marta
31-17 Cl. 41
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The city bus terminal with services to most key destinations in the country, about 10-15 minute taxi ride from the house.
The Santa Marta Airport. Served by Bus and Taxi, but located a fair distance from the city. Spectacular "landing on the ocean" sensation as as you arrive due to the runway being located right on the coast. :)
Simón Bolívar International Airport
The Santa Marta Airport. Served by Bus and Taxi, but located a fair distance from the city. Spectacular "landing on the ocean" sensation as as you arrive due to the runway being located right on the coast. :)
Alquiler de carros en Santa Marta - CAR RENT DEL CARIBE
Sightseeing
La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino is an hacienda or quinta built in the 17th century, famous for being the death place of Simón Bolívar on December 17, 1830. At that time, the estate produced rum, honey and panela. (Wikipedia)
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Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
Av. del Libertador - Sector San Pedro Alejandrino
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La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino is an hacienda or quinta built in the 17th century, famous for being the death place of Simón Bolívar on December 17, 1830. At that time, the estate produced rum, honey and panela. (Wikipedia)
A statue celebrating the life and success of local hero footballer "El Pibe"
Monument to El Pibe
16-54 Cra. 18
A statue celebrating the life and success of local hero footballer "El Pibe"
An ancient Lost city in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains. This was the major city of the region back in the day and is a "must see" attraction. This is the most adventurous and spectacular tour available in Santa Marta and a tour is obligatory to see this sight. We are happy to help you organise a visit to this and any other destination in the area.
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Ciudad Perdida
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An ancient Lost city in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains. This was the major city of the region back in the day and is a "must see" attraction. This is the most adventurous and spectacular tour available in Santa Marta and a tour is obligatory to see this sight. We are happy to help you organise a visit to this and any other destination in the area.
The easily accessible part of the Sierra Nevada mountains with amazing views. Cheap & easy to reach without a tour if preferred, we can help you organise this both independently or as part of a tour.
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Minca
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The easily accessible part of the Sierra Nevada mountains with amazing views. Cheap & easy to reach without a tour if preferred, we can help you organise this both independently or as part of a tour.
Drinks & Nightlife
Fantastic Rock Bar with pool table and terrace area. regular live music and friendly staff.
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Crab's Bar
3-69 Cl. 18
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Fantastic Rock Bar with pool table and terrace area. regular live music and friendly staff.
Because it's popular ;) also open most days and full of tourists and all that follows.
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Bar la Puerta
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Because it's popular ;) also open most days and full of tourists and all that follows.
Bars, restaurants, views, social
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Marina Santa Marta
22-93 Carrera 1
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Bars, restaurants, views, social
the "get together" spot that starts most nights out in the city. Bars, restaurants, nightclubs, street food, open air beers, etc
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Parque de Los Novios
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the "get together" spot that starts most nights out in the city. Bars, restaurants, nightclubs, street food, open air beers, etc
Popular with tourists and in all the guide books. A place to meet and be seen. (Located on the way to Parque de los Novios with many other worthwhile bars, clubs and entertainment in the area).
Charlie's Bar
412 Cl. 19
Popular with tourists and in all the guide books. A place to meet and be seen. (Located on the way to Parque de los Novios with many other worthwhile bars, clubs and entertainment in the area).
Entertainment & Activities
Near & convenient.
Cineland
15-100 Ferrocaril
Near & convenient.
An open community space with tennis/basketball courts, football pitches, BMX track, Jogging track, Rollerblade track, etc. All free
Polideportivo
An open community space with tennis/basketball courts, football pitches, BMX track, Jogging track, Rollerblade track, etc. All free
Easily the best cinema in the city.
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Cinemark Buenavista santa marta
39419 Cra. 32
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Easily the best cinema in the city.
Parks & Nature
The most amazing caribbean beaches, snorkeling, views and animal life. Parque Tayrona is the most popular National Park in Colombia and a massive draw to both local and international tourists.
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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The most amazing caribbean beaches, snorkeling, views and animal life. Parque Tayrona is the most popular National Park in Colombia and a massive draw to both local and international tourists.