Map of Santa Marta, Colombia
I found a very picturesque little alleyway called Carrera 3 in the downtown area of Santa Marta. This “street” is lined with restaurants, bars, and merchants. In places, trees from the parks along it path hang over the narrow street and create a colorful “old world” look. This is a pedestrian walkway and there are no cars to compete with.
A very good port to visit. We didn't take a ship tour but did hire an English speaking guide/taxi driver who gave us a great tour, especially of Taganga Beach. There's plenty in Santa Marta and we felt safe and secure the entire time we were there. This is a good port.
Visited: Jan 02, 2019
Didn't care for this stop at all! The port is a shipping yard for their coal mining operation and from our balcony we had a "lovely" view of a huge pile of coal! We weren't allowed to walk on the pier at all due to all the industrial operations going on. There were very few excursions offered... luckily we were the only ship in port that day but they made no effort to stagger the buses and everyone was crowded into the museums, shows, etc. at the same time. Would not want to go here again!
Visited: Oct 30, 2018
Most people did not speak English so if you go out on your own, be prepared.
Visited: Nov 25, 2018
A free shuttle bus takes you from the ship to the edge of the port, from there it is a short walk to the city area to walk to shop and have a look around.
Visited: Dec 09, 2018
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