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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 admini...stration 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.
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Travel tips for Santa Marta

The electric current kind used in Colombia is 110-volt AC (110 V), with a frequency of 60 Hz. We recommend you to have a plug adaptor if you travel to places that use other voltage to avoid that the electronic devices suffer a short-circuit and don't work. The most common danger in Santa Marta as in other big cities is the thefts, so we recommend not to have with you highly valued objects at the sight of the people. We r...ecommend not to walk through unknown streets at night, especially if you see motorcyclists with cover up faces. Among the means of transportation there are public buses with rates of 1400 COP, taxis of average prices of 4500 COP, and besides that inter-city buses. There are also mototaxis that cover little routes and it’s an informal low-cost mean of transportation, but it’s less secure and the minimum price is 1000 COP.
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Santa Marta weather

Best time to visit Santa Marta

The best period to visit Santa Marta goes from December to March, the season when there are less rains.

Climate in Santa Marta

The climate in Santa Marta is tropical with a rainy season from April to November. The average temperature is 80,6 °F (27 °C).

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The things to do in Santa Marta

Santa Marta, the oldest Colombian city, shines with the light of its diversity and monumental beauty, which is perceptible on the architecture of its constructions, streets, culture and history. Its location, between the Caribbean Sea and the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta is a privilege and make... the city become an endless source of activities, reason why they use the slogan "the magic of having all". Santa Marta really has all, from the warm and quiet beaches of white sand as El Rodadero, till the natural environments of rich biodiversity in the Tayrona Park and the Quebrada Valencia.
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Accomodations in Santa Marta

Hostal North Bay
Location: Calle 24 # 2-05 close to the Historic Center of the city
Rate: From 28000 to 140000 COP
The beds in the low-cost rooms are personal, not bunk beds, although the room is shared and also the toilet. The reception is open 24 hours a day, has a garden and game room, besides free wifi. There are restaurants, bars and shops in the proximity.
Mulata Hostel
Location: Calle 19 # 3-32. Historic center
Rate: From 29000 COP to 132000 COP
The rooms are shared and you rest in bunk beds. There is free wifi, sheets and a fan, and the building is close to bars, restaurants and the beach El Rodadero.

Important dates in Santa Marta

Festival del MarEnding July and begining of August It’s a celebration that lasts several days, whose main attraction is the water sports as swimming and kayak. As part of this event, you will enjoy music shows, cultural shows, dances and a lot of fun. It includes also the Reinado Nacional e Internacional del Mar.
Carnaval de MamatocoFebruary Enjoy a party atmosphere in honor of San Agaton, a non-recognized saint, but all the locals participate in troupes and religious processions this date. You can admire the appealing dances and get to know the beauty queens who always cheer up the festival.
Fiesta del CaimanJanuary This festival is celebrated in a town close to Cienaga, the locals are dressed with colorful costumes, the streets tint of joy and you can see parades of a wood statue with the shape of a caiman, with a rag doll called Tomasita in its jaws. There is an award for the most spirited participants.


What is an M-Ticket?
An M-Ticket is the virtual replacement of your bus ticket printout. An M-Ticket is an SMS that’s sent to your registered mobile number the moment you have successfully booked a bus ticket on the official website of redBus. The M-Ticket will basically contain details of your bus ticket such as timing, pick-up and drop-off points, vehicle registration number, PNR, and TIN numbers as well. The M-Ticket procedure has been an eco-friendly initiative employed by redBus to help reduce the amount of paper being used.
Do I need to make an account on the redBus website to book a bus?
No, you do not need to make an account with redBus to book a ticket. But, it is advisable to make an account to help speed up the booking process the next time you need to book a bus ticket. redBus offers a number of discounts and offers as well and you can easily avail these offers if you are registered with redBus.
How do I book my bus ticket at Santa Marta (Mag)?
You can either visit the bus operator counter of your choice or you can visit the official website of redBus. The user-friendly and interactive website offers a step-by-step process of booking a bus ticket in a matter of minutes. The site offers a lot of useful information such as bus timings, fares, pick-up and drop-off points, and much more.
Is it safe to use my debit or credit card to book a ticket on the redBus website?
redBus has invested a lot to ensure that their customers are protected at all times and not just during their journey. redBus hosts a secure platform where transactions can be made safely. With over 180 million satisfied users, history should tell you exactly how secure it is to make a payment through the redBus website or app.