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Santa Marta (Mag) to Bogota (D.C) Bus Service

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Berlinas del Fonce 08:45 22:45 9 hrs 45 mins
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Travel by Bus from Santa Marta (Mag) to Bogota (D.C)

The road journey from Santa Marta (Mag) to Bogota (D.C) is pleasant and relaxing. At redBus, we work with different bus companies that operate on this route with well-maintained buses and experienced drivers. Although the travel time varies from one bus operator to another because of traffic and climatic conditions, our continuous availability of bus services between Santa Marta (Mag) and Bogota (D.C) reduces uncertainty and offers convenience for travelers.

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    Santa Marta (Mag)

    • Terminal de Santa Marta

    Bogota (D.C)

    • Terminal Salitre

    Why book a Santa Marta (Mag) a Bogota (D.C) bus with redBus?

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    About Bogota (D.C)

    Bogota (D.C) is one of the most interesting cities in Colombia, not only because of its tourist attractions but also because of the warmth of its people and its rich cuisine. It is undoubtedly one of the best tourist destinations for any traveler. If it is the first time that you are traveling to this city, the preferable thing to do would be to stay for a minimum of 3 days to help you explore it thoroughly.

    About the route to Bogota (D.C)

    redBus offers the most convenient way to travel by road to Bogota (D.C). Bogota (D.C) is a favorite destination spot for travelers and people who want to spend a little vacation time and enjoy special moments and experiences. Travel time usually varies depending on the amount of traffic, weather conditions and road conditions.

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    About Bogota

    Bogota is the capital of Colombia, situated at 2600 m a.s.l. The city is known as the "Athens of South America" due to its great numer of museums, theaters, libraries and cultural activities. It is the third most elevated city in South America, behind (La Paz and Quito). In your journey through Bogota you will enjoy the historical tour along streets that combine modernity with colonial architechture. Bogota is well known for its cultural events like the International Book Fair and the "Festivales al Parque", which are attended by both national and international tourists. The Gold Museum, the National Observatory, the Colpatria Tower and the Botanical Garden José Celestino Mutis, the old La Candelaria Barrios are all must see destinations for all tourists. We hope you enjoy your historical and cultural adventure in Bogota! 

    The Weather in Bogota

    Bogota's climate is one of the most curious and unpredictable in the world. It is classified as a cold city because it is located at 2600 m.a.s.l., but it is common that in the morning the climate of Bogota is 18°C and that it can rise up to 20°C throughout the day. The nights are cold, with temperatures of 8°C and even less. Bogota is a city with a very varied climate that can have different temperatures throughout the day and that often has heavy rains and that in a matter of minutes a radiant sun rises again. This means that people have to be prepared with the appropriate clothes for each of these climate changes. 

    Hotels in Bogota

    ● Hotel Tequendama - Address: Carrera 10 # 26-21 - Services: Tequendama Hotel is one of the most traditional hotels in Colombia, operating continuously since 1953. It is the preferred place of many artists who visit the country for its classic style and for being located in the center of Bogota. It has comfortable rooms and various amenities throughout the hotel facilities such as sauna, swimming pool, casino, spa, jacuzzi, beauty salon and gym. Hotel Tequendama offers cribs and babysitters for kids. ● ExpoHotel Bogota - Address: Carrera 37 # 25B-65, Teusaquillo - Services: This hotel is perfect for those who visit Bogota with the intention of attending a fair or event in Corferias, as it is only 3 blocks away. The 21 rooms have wireless internet, minibar and a very nice view of the city. In the restaurant, guests can enjoy an American breakfast or end the day with a glass of wine by the fireplace. ExpoHotel also has a laundry service and airport transfers. ● Hotel Bogota Central - Address: Carrera 13 No. 22-24, Alameda Centro - Services: This hotel is located in a strategic point of Bogota, very close to the Colpatria Tower, the La Santamaria bullfighting arena, Bolivar’s Square and the National Museum. The 38 rooms have TV cable, private bathroom and WiFi. The hotel has a game room and an ironing room, dry cleaning and laundry. ● Hostal Chorro de Quevedo - Address: Carrera 3 # 12D-60 - Services: This hostel is ideal for backpackers who want to live closely the indescribable essence that La Candelaria has, in a comfortable and cozy atmosphere with television, internet and private bathroom in each room. The hostel is very well located, just a couple of blocks from Luis Angel Arango Library and the Gold Museum. ● Hotel Dann Avenida 19 - Address: Av 19 # 5 - 72 - Services: This is the ideal hotel for business travelers, as it is close to the main government entities, shopping centers of great tradition and the financial center, as well as being close to the airport. The rooms have a private bathroom, work desk, WiFi, safe, alarm clock and telephone. Some of the rooms are equipped to receive disabled people. The hotel has a business center, convention and conference rooms with capacity for 100 people. The restaurant offers a varied menu of Colombian food and international food. 

    Outstanding Tourist Places of Bogota

    ● Monserrate: The panoramic view from this hill allows you to see how enormous Bogota is. You can get up there by cable car or funicular in 10-minute journeys. For nature and exercise enthusiasts, a trail is also enabled to climb this mountain on foot, on a journey of about an hour depending on the pace of each person. At the top of this hill is the Church of the “Fallen Lord” of Monserrate, famous for performing miracles. There is also an attractive variety of restaurants and cafeterias to have spectacular snacks while enjoying the view. ● Gold Museum: In the center of Bogota is this emblematic museum that has several of the pre-Columbian elements that abounded in this land before the Spanish conquest. Vessels and other gold elements, accompanied by the respective descriptions, allow to see the works and the symbols that they existed at that time. However, the main protagonist of this place is gold, which not only gives the name to the museum but also revives through its golden pieces, multiple accessories that represented a great value not only economic but also spiritual. ● Planetarium: This space allows science lovers to have an approach to different advances and astrological investigations that have been made in this place. The Planetarium also has an imposing dome that simulates a night sky to be able to capture on the screen all the behavior of the stars. In this dome, different concerts and attractive audiovisual functions are held. 

    Restaurants in Bogota

    ● La Jugueteria - Address: Calle 27 No 4A-03, La Macarena - Services: The food is very varied, offering meat, chicken, pok, fish and soups, all with a very successful preparation, good sized portions and prices according to a quality lunch or dinner. However, the great attraction of La Jugueteria is its decoration, logically of toys. With elements from different eras, movies, cartoons, TV shows and action figures in general. This place manages to evoke memories of a wonderful time in the life of each of its guests. ● Crepes & Waffles - Address: Several locations - Services: Although this is a very recognized place with several presences in different cities of Colombia and Latin America, it is in Bogota where more Crepes & Waffles restaurants can be found. The preparations are very simple, they can be in crepes, in waffles, in pitas and in panne cooks, accompanied by some protein, sauce or other product that makes an ideal combination. This is a restaurant perfect for any occasion due to its abundance of places, comfortable prices, quality of food and speed of the service. ● La Puerta Falsa - Address: Calle 11 # 6-50 - Services: This restaurant has been in the heart of Bogota since the beginning of the 19th century and has always belonged to the same family, which is why its seasoning has been maintained over the years. The menu consists of typical snacks such as chocolate with cheese, almojabana, arepa and tamale, a simple but fabulous combination that became a mandatory stop for those who visit Bolivar Square. In this place, the liberator Simon Bolivar used to eat with Manuelita Saenz. The infrastructure and decoration of the place has been maintained from that time until today. ● La Floridada Bakery Shop - Address: Carrera 7 # 21-46 - Services: La Florida has been part of the landscape of Bogota since 1936, being one of the most popular places on the capital's scene. Its wide variety of cakes, pies, cookies, biscuits, desserts and breads in general, accompanied by coffee, tea or chocolate make the perfect dish for those who leave work and want to eat something before returning home. They are also famous for their breakfasts that have different preparations of eggs or changuas, to start a day in the best way. 

    Gastronomy in Bogota

    ● Ajiaco Santafereño: Chicken Soup made with different kinds of potatoes, ears of corn and some spices. It is also usually accompanied with avocado and milk cream. A hearty delight for the palate. ● Tamal Bogotano: Tamal is an appetizer that is prepared in different Andean countries. In its Bogota version, this is made from a corn dough combined with meat, chicken, pork ribs, onions, garlic and salt, all wrapped in a typical banana leaf tied to be cooked with steam. It is usually accompanied by a delicious cup of hot chocolate. ● Puchero Santafereño: Tropical type dish, originally from the city. It is prepared with potatoes, meats, ribs, sausages, pastusa, cassava, plantain and cob, all bathed with hogao and presented with the leaves of a cabbage. 

    Things to buy in Bogota

    ● Coffee: Colombian coffee is excellent. In Bogotá you will have the option of visiting different shops and comparing the flavor of each region to bring the best gift. ● Emeralds: In the center of Bogota there is a great variety of places where you can buy spectacular emeralds, ideal to take back. ● Obleas: A great idea to bring back a good dessert, which can be loaded without damaging it. Take care that they do not break in the suitcase. 

    The most important festivals in Bogota

    ● August 6 - This day is Bogota's birthday and is celebrated with different free outdoor concerts to promote art and cultural diversity. ● July 20 - Although this is a national date because the Colombian Independence Day, nowhere do they manage to celebrate it as it is done in Bogota. The military parades in carrera 68 and the sample of military airplanes, are a spectacle that must be lived and that makes Colombians feel proud of their homeland. 

    How to travel in Bogota?

    ● Public bus: The Integrated Public Transport System SITP has several buses that travel throughout the city, covering Bogota in its entirety. Transmilenio covers the main roads of Colombia, going at a high speed thanks to having its own trunk. It is necessary to take a SITP bus to get to Transmilenio’s stations. For both services the same card works. The card must be recharged at any Transmilenio station and allows free transfer from one bus to another. ● Taxi: The supply of taxis is very wide because of the high demand for their service. The fares are charged according to a taximeter that works while the ride is in progress. 

    Terminals in Bogota

    In Bogota there are 3 land terminals given the large number of travelers who enter and leave the city on a daily basis. The north terminal and the south terminal, as the name implies, dispatch routes to these respective areas of the country. On the other hand, Salitre’s Terminal has destinations throughout the national territory, being the most important terminal in Colombia. ● The Salitre Terminal is the main bus station in Bogota and Colombia. It was opened in 1984 and is located in Ciudad Salitre, west of Bogota. Currently, 86 companies operate to different national and international origins and regions. It is located in an important commercial and tourist area of the city. ● Bogota´s North Terminal is relatively new, as it operates since 2017. It arises with the need to organize in a single point hundreds of inter-municipal buses that blocked the autopista norte, besides being dangerous for both passengers and pedestrians. It was also created with the intention of preventing people arriving or departing to the north of the country from having to go to one of the other two terminals. The operators of this terminal currently leave for this area of the country. ● Bogota's South Terminal is a complex of 20,190 m2 that has been in operation since 2008. It is located at the intersection of Bosa Avenue and the NQS highway in south-west of Bogotá. There are currently 27 bus companies operating and 59 parking spaces. From this place, a large number of buses leave for the south of Colombia. 

    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 lieutenant 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.  

    The Weather in Santa Marta

    Santa Marta has a temperature that exceeds 30°C on a daily basis, which makes it perfect for relaxing on the beach or in a swimming pool. This temperature is maintained throughout the year, so the clothes doesn’t vary much. 

    Hotels in Santa Marta

    ● Irotama - Address: Vía Ciénaga km 14 - Services: Irotama is the most exclusive and traditional hotel in Santa Marta. It is a fabulous resort with multiple buildings, cabins and bungalows that allow not only to have a very pleasant rest, but an incomparable experience. Swimming pools, Jacuzzis and a gigantic beach, makes family vacations much more pleasant. The variety of restaurants allows you to find places specializing in fish and seafood, international cuisine, buffet of local food, an attractive Italian restaurant and a curious aquarium to meet different marine species while you are having dinner. The hotel allows horse riding on the beach, water sports and golf, both on a traditional green and a floating green in the sea. There is a wide variety of activities for children, as well as spaces for adults at night. ● Del Mar Hotel - Address: Calle 8 # 2-78, El Rodadero - Services: Guests of this hotel can enjoy a swimming pool and an open-air restaurant where they can enjoy a buffet breakfast. The hotel includes laundry service, wireless internet and housekeeper. ● Hotel Coral - Address: Carrera 4 # 21D-31, Rodadero - Services: Services: Coral Santa Marta Hotel is located in El Rodadero, a privileged location close to several restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets, having an attractive nightlife. The hotel has rooms equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, Wi-Fi and bathroom. Santa Marta’s airport is only 10 minutes away, which is another great advantage. ● Hotel Tayrona del Mar - Address: Carrera 3 # 5 - 98, El Rodadero - Services: Tayrona de Mar is a hotel focused on business. It has 52 rooms with air conditioning, private bathroom, cable TV, work desk and view of Santa Marta or the Caribbean Sea. The hotel has a swimming pool for children and another for adults, as well as a restaurant focused on offering Caribbean dishes and an attractive bar. Additionally, the hotel offers laundry services, room service and airport transfers. ● Hostal Techos Azules - Address: Dunkarinka Cabaña 1-100 - Services: This hostel is located in the Bay of Taganga, one of the most visited sites in Santa Marta. This is an ideal place for those traveling as a couple because the hostel offers services of romantic decorations, tours, transfers and massages. Among the services of the hostel are rooms with air conditioning, ceiling fan, wifi, television and private bathroom, plus the possibility that pets can also stay. For backpackers there is the option to rent a shared bedroom. The beach is across the street, which makes it a very comfortable option. 

    Outstanding Tourist Places of Santa Marta

    ● Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino: This tourist attraction in Santa Marta is a 17th-century hacienda where Simon Bolivar died on December 17, 1830. In this place, dedicated to the production of rum, honey and panela, the liberator lived the last part of his life. Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino consists of an altar to the Fatherland, a museum of contemporary art and a botanical garden. ● Tayrona Park. This heavenly place is the point where the Sierra Nevada sinks in the Caribbean Sea. White sand, crystal clear waters, gigantic waves and even a nudist beach, make this natural park, that frequently attracts the attention of countless visitors from all over the world. However, the great attraction of Tayrona Park is the journey to Lost City, ancient ruins built in the middle of 700 AD by the Tayronas Indians. ● The Aquarium: This maritime museum is located in the Inca Inca cove on Rodadero beach, one of the most visited places in Santa Marta. In this place, inaugurated in 1965, you can find 13 swimming pools that have a direct connection to the sea, 15 glass aquariums in which you can see more than 800 animals including sharks, sea turtles, dolphins, sea lions, crustaceans, fish and seabirds, the vast majority being native. In this museum you can also see dissected animals and a sample of nautical equipment and elements of the Tayrona culture. 

    Restaurants in Santa Marta

    ● Indian Maharaja - Address: Carrera 4 # 14-34 Historic Center - Services: This attractive restaurant is focused on offering Indian and Asian food in general at very good prices, combining local products with sauces and oriental preparations. This place offers very healthy food and an extensive menu of options for vegans and people who want to suppress gluten. ● Senses Restaurant - Garden - Bar - Address: Calle 20 # 3-53 - Services: This is a great option to consider at dinner time. The dishes are focused on pasta and seafood, offering a very complete Mediterranean diet. There are also some varieties of loins and attractive and innovative preparations with cheese. The place is perfect for dinner and for staying the rest of the night, with a glass of wine and enjoying the spectacular view over the garden that surrounds this restaurant. ● Tsuki Sushi Bar - Address: Carrera 7 # 116A-94 - Services: A good Sushi site was needed in Santa Marta. It is very easy to find places with fried fish very well prepared but this was a need. The place is pleasant and the options for eating are several, beyond the traditional Japanese rolls. The prices are good and the service is timely, which is a good idea for a light lunch or dinner before going to an event. 

    Gastronomy in Santa Marta

    ● Coconut Rice with coconut: Rice that has small pieces of the white part of the coconut in its preparation and can be accompanied by raisins, resulting in a bittersweet flavor to the preparation. It is usually accompanied by delicious fried fish, very common on the coast. ● Guineo Pachangao: Fruit of the green banana family that is pureed and sautéed with hogao made from tomato and white onion, served accompanied by coastal cheese to obtain an exquisite flavor, this dish can be found in various restaurants . ● Carimañolas: A dish made from cassava that has ground meat, coastal cheese, and shredded or shredded chicken inside, this mixture is fried in abundant oil. 

    Things to buy in Santa Marta

    ● Mochilas: In Santa Marta you can find a wide variety of work done by the Wayuu. Mochilas are the most outstanding and the ones that are given away most frequently. ● Cocadas: A very appetizing sweet, easy to carry and that anyone who brings them as a gift will love. ● Vueltiao hat: This hat is something very typical of the Atlantic Coast, so keep this in mind when thinking of any gift or souvenir from Santa Marta 

    The most important festivals in Santa Marta

    ● July 29 - Santa Marta’s Parties: This day is dedicated to honor and venerate Santa Marta, patron saint of the city. ● July 16 - Celebration of the Virgin of Carmen: This holiday takes place to a greater extent in Taganga, as fishermen venerate the Virgin by decorating their boats. ● End of July - Fiestas del Mar: To commemorate the anniversary of the city, different nautical competitions and tests of marine bicycles, regattas, ramp jumping, skiing and swimming are carried out. To this are added parades, concerts and the National Reign of the Sea. ● Early January - Cayman Festival: In Cienaga there is a celebration that refers to a popular legend where a woman was kidnapped by the mythical alligator man on the eve of her birthday. 

    How to travel in Santa Marta?

    ● Public bus: The variety of buses is high, with routes to and from the airport to some of the main tourist sites, which allows for a good mobilization. ● Taxi: Santa Marta has a significant number of taxis, many of them at the exit of the airport for easy travel within the city. They are not very cheap but prices are usually agreed with the driver. 

    Terminales in Santa Marta

    Santa Marta´s Terminal receives and dispatches a large number of buses to the main cities of Colombia since 1993. It is located in the southwest of the city where it has 3 accesses, parking for 250 taxis and more than 25 platforms.  

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    Info of Bogota

    Santa Fe de Bogota is everyone’s city, as it is the capital and most important city of Colombia. It is a metropolis of more than 7 million inhabitants, many of them from different regions and other countries for multiple reasons such as job opportunities, study and forced displacement. It is the most important business center in Colombia and the headquarters of Nariño Palace, Justice Palace and the Congress. Its historic center remains intact, allowing to remember with great nostalgia the era of colonization and subsequent independence of Colombia. Bogota is the headquarters of many cultural spaces. Visitors from all over the country attend in order to have different exchanges such as the International Book Fair or Rock al Parque, the largest free music festival in Latin America. Its cosmopolitan culture allows several cultures to live together, even though Bogota traditions prevail. 

    To Conclude

    Art, culture and diversity are some of the elements that will welcome you in Bogota, everyones city. This is your house, welcome! 


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