Santa Marta

Santa Marta, Colombia: The Kind of Place You Could Settle Into, But Just Pass Through


It’s fair to say that few travelers would visit Santa Marta if it weren’t for its proximity to Tayrona National Park, Cuidad Perdida, and the beach town Taganga. Like most foreigners, I go to Santa Marta thinking of it only as a base to get to somewhere else, and I leave little room in my […]

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Photo Essay: Finding Paradise in Tayrona National Park, Colombia

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I can’t believe this is the path I’m on. Walking through the jungle, I’d heard waves pounding against the shore in the distance, thundering and echoing like a promise of magnificence to come. Now I’ve reached a clearing where I see the jagged edges of the mountainous jungle reaching into the ocean. The transition between […]

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The Rough Road to Santa Marta, Colombia


Bananas. That’s all I see for miles as we drive though some unknown location in Northern Colombia as day begins to gain strength over night. Bananas. That’s how I feel after about a dozen hours cramped up in a night bus with the air conditioning inexplicably blasting on us while we shiver. One member of […]

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