The Tayrona National Natural Park: A must see on the Caribbean Coast

Posted on 02/04/2013


Uncover Colombia | Travel Blog

When people come to the Caribbean Coast of Colombia they normally choose one of two destinations: Cartagena or Santa Marta. Most would say Cartagena is the more popular option; however, Santa Marta has its own set of marvels to offer any traveler willing to venture that way. Santa Marta is located further north on the Caribbean Coast than Cartagena and is the capital of the department of Magdalena. Santa Marta is one of the oldest cities in Colombia (and South American for that matter) and is the city where the famous South American liberator, Simon Bolívar died in 1830.

The actual city of Santa Marta has some historical places worth visiting such as la Catedral (Cathedral) de Santa Marta and Quinta de San Pedro, the farm where Simon Bolívar died that has now been converted into an impressive museum and events space that most definitely deserves a visit…

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