Santa Marta was one of the first cities founded by the Spaniards in Colombia in 1525 by Don Rodrigo de Bastidas, but having an open bay made it an easy target for pirate and corsair attacks that for centuries plagued the city and did not allow it to grow. For which the Spanish preferred the city of Cartagena rather than Santa Marta.

But despite its precarious defense, some Spaniards settled in this beautiful city nicknamed the pearl of America thanks to its beautiful beaches and beautiful landscapes.

Santa Marta is also famous for being the city in which the hero of South American freedom, Simón Bolívar, died, whose farm where he died today is a museum in his honor in which everything was preserved as it was when he died.

Santa Marta Natural parks

In addition to history, this city is famous for its national natural parks, which are the most popular and visited in the country. The Tayrona National Park contains the most beautiful natural attractions such as Playa Cristal, Playa Cabo San Juan, the Minca and Marinka waterfalls, Ciudad Perdida, and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

Not to mention the spectacular eco-hotels that you can find in this Tayrona national park that will take your breath away with their beautiful landscapes and facilities.