Holidays to Santa Marta

Formerly as much of a vital ciy as Cartagena, Santa Marta is currently a port, both for tourists on the way to Tayrona National Park, and goods being shipped 'round the world. The stretch along the beach is lined with restaurants and there are a number of backpacker lodgings in …

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How to get to Santa Marta

Here's what you need to know about getting to Santa Marta. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Santa Marta takes 14 hours, 45 minutes.

When to go to Santa Marta

Typical Holiday Price

£794 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Santa Marta varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - February is the cheapest month to go to Santa Marta.

Where to stay in Santa Marta

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Santa Marta, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Santa Marta

lozanopuche | Trip by SkyscannerParque de los novios
Parque de los novios
lozanopuche | Trip by SkyscannerCabo San Juan del Guía
Cabo San Juan del Guía
Max Hodge | Trip by SkyscannerCiudad Perdida
Ciudad Perdida
lozanopuche | Trip by SkyscannerPlaya Blanca
Playa Blanca
lozanopuche | Trip by SkyscannerPueblito
lozanopuche | Trip by SkyscannerQuinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
lozanopuche | Trip by SkyscannerMinca
lozanopuche | Trip by SkyscannerBahía Concha
Bahía Concha
Lina Maestre | Trip by SkyscannerPlaya Nudista
Playa Nudista
Lina Maestre | Trip by SkyscannerPlaya Cañaveral
Playa Cañaveral

Reviews of Santa Marta

BrianaNew York City

While not as visited as Cartagena, Santa Marta is a laidback city with a lot of heart. Many visitors pass it on their way to Tayrona National Park or other parts of the coast, but the city has a true locals feel that shouldn't be missed given its historical importance. Founded in 1525, it was the first Spanish settlement in Colombia and the oldest surviving city in the country. Stroll through the lovely Parque de los Novios, but beware: it gets insanely hot during the day.

Daniel Mason-D'Croz
Daniel Mason-D'CrozBrisbane

Colombia's oldest European settlement. It is located on a wide bay. Near some excellent beaches and close to Tayrona national park.

Matthias Hagemann
Matthias HagemannStuttgart

frindly city with a lot of baars and restaurantes in all categories, the reputation is not the best bacouse of prostitution but at daytimes and evening we had no problems
She-Travels.comWasaga Beach

Beautiful Island with delicious simple, local cuisine combined with many activities to lose yourself in.

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