Santa Marta

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1. March 2020
3. March 2020

Santa Marta is a city in the Magdalena Department of Colombia's Costa Norte.

Santa Marta an important commercial port and tourist destination. Every day, there are cargo ships coming and going and the action is very much so visible. From the beach, the view of the Caribbean Sea is more or less to the west (beautiful sunsets) with a huge rock of an island jutting up out of the water to make a somewhat dramatic effect. Off to the right is the port snug behind another even bigger rock. This is a decent beach if you like beaches that are right in town with lots of people, aggressive vendors, and plenty of noise. Aside from the old center, the main attractions of Santa Marta are its two resort-like suburbs El Rodadero, to the south, and Taganga, to the north. El Rodadero has several high-end hotels and private "clubs" that cater mostly to wealthy Colombians, whereas Taganga was originally a fishing village and is very popular with (mostly foreign) backpackers. Taganga has many scuba-diving agencies.

Country:
Colombia
Region:
Latin America
Population:
380,000 people
Safe tap water:
No, contaminated
Internet speed:
5 Mbps
Best wireless carrier:
Best coffee:
Lulo
Cashless society:
No, cash only (esp. for foreigners)
Best taxi app:
http://tappsi.co
Gender ratio (% man):
45 %
Power:
115V60Hz
Ambulance:
123
Fire department:
123
Police:
123

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