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Bucaramanga to Santa Marta Bus
The travel from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta takes approximately 9 hours, going through the distance of 334 mi (538 km). The terrestrial transportation company xxxxxxxxxxxxx covers this route, providing bus tickets on various rates and schedules so the user can make his choice. Santa Marta is one of the oldest cities of the continent and has various idyllic beaches and reefs that make of Santa Marta a destination really appealing to visit. The climate of the city is semi-dry and presents temperatures from 82.4 °F (28 °C) and 73.4 °F (23 °C). Rains are not frequent and when they arrive aren't plentiful, so it's a destination quite appropriate to enjoy a relaxing and peaceful moment.
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Bucaramanga is situated at 959 m a.s.l. in an area that used to be populated by the indigenous guanes, being in close proximity with other tribes such as the chibchas, chitarreros, laches and muiscas. Bucaramanga was established as a native town in 1622 and some mines were operated by the spaniards were established in the neighboring areas.During the XIXth century the town formally became a "Villa". At the end of that century it endured political struggles between craftsmen and traders, while during the XXth it had to endure the misery left over from the Thousand Day's War. The city managed to thrive and became one of the most important cities in modern Colombia. Its touristic atractions and hotel enterprises made the city grow and is now known as the "Pretty City". It also has very atractive parks, which earned the nickname "The City of Parks".
About Santa Marta
Santa Marta was founded in 1525, making it the second oldest city in the continent.Its founder, Rodrigo de Bastidas, had a different vision than the other conquistadors, and saw in Santa Marta a place where he could leave a legacy and rest in peace. In 1525 he was betrayed by his liutenant and a new governor was appointed for the administration of the city. In 1596 its development was boosted and the city became a staging ground for important expeditions to neighboring territories. Like Cartagena de Indias, Santa Marta was a target for piracy and thieves during the XVIth and XVII centuries, and is well known for being the place where Simon Bolivar spent its last days.