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Medellin to Santa marta Bus
The distance from Medellin to Santa Marta is about 520 mi (837 km) that take about 14 hours by bus, on the highway. The transportation company that covers this route is Rapido Ochoa. The bus tickets can be bought online, having low-cost rates and a varied schedule that you can choose. The rainy season goes from May to November and the dry one from December to April. The minimum average temperature is 73 °F (23 °C) and the maximum around 86 °F (30 °C). Santa Marta has a semi-arid climate on the urban area, but what is surprising is that the city has several vegetation types, as humid tropical and dry that are close to each other.
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Medellin is located at 1495 m a.s.l., just 261 mi (420 kms) away from the capital Bogota. It is known as "The eternal spring city" or the "mountain's capital" nicknames that reflect it's attractive weather. It's history stars a number of indigenous tribes that lived on the region since V b.c. The first contact between the spaniards and the people of the Valley of Aburrá happened in 1541, although due to the lack of precious minerals and the resistance from the locals, the area was initially abandoned.In 1616 Medellín was founded with the name of "Poblado de San Lorenzo". In 1826, Medellín was named as capital of the Antioquia department by the National Congress. Modern day Medellín is a prosperous city in constant industrial and social development.
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.