Santa Marta

Top Adventures in Santa Marta

  • Hike to Pozo Azul

    This hike starts on the main road, passing through the town. Continue on the main road out of the city and follow this path for about 40min when you will encounter a sign pointing towards the Hotel Pozo Azul. Turn left here and follow the path unt...

    4.3 miles 620.1 ft gain

  • Hike to Cerro Kennedy

    The hike begins at approximately 632m and climbs up to 2,400m in the Sierra Nevadas de Santa Marta. As with most hikes in Colombia, the trail is a rough and rocky road. It's a steady uphill through many different types of environments. Along the w...

    13.9 miles 5813.6 ft gain

  • Hike to El Pueblito

    There are several ways to master this hike, as a point to point hike from the main road or as as out and back solution. I will describe e point to point hike from El Cabo out to the main road. The hike starts right in El Cabo de San Juan. After a ...

    1.5 miles 1968.5 ft gain

  • Camp at the Beach in Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

    There are two main entrances to Tayrona National Park; one on the western side and one on the eastern. The eastern entrance outside the town of Zaino leads to the path to Cabo. At the entrance, there are several small shops selling snacks, water, ...

    6 miles

  • Hike to El Cabo de San Juan

    There are multiple possibilities to start this hike, to combine it with longer treks and to stay overnight. I will describe the route that I took, but you should definitely take into consideration to stay in the park for a night or two. Take a bus...

    2.5 miles 196.9 ft gain

  • Camp at Cabo San Juan in Tayrona National Park

    If you're in Northern Colombia, you've probably heard of Tayrona National Park because of it's lush greenery, stunning turquioise water and relative ease to get to for tourists. From Santa Marta just tell anyone working at your hostel you want to ...

    5 miles 200 ft gain

  • Surfing at Costeno Beach

    Costeno Beach is approximately 2km from the main road to Tayrona. If you don't have your own vehicle, there will be moto taxis that bring you down to the beach. The easiest is if you access the beach via the Costeno Beach Hostel. If you don't want...

  • Trek to La Ciudad Perdida (Lost City of Teyuna)

    La Ciudad Perdida is a stunning and challenging 47km hike deep in the Colombian jungle to a remote ancient city perched on a steep mountainside and surrounded by dense tropical rainforest. The hike is typically a 5 Day journey which can only be ta...

    29.2 miles