Santa Marta, one of the oldest cities in America is the premier beach destination. I found plenty of things which can keep a traveler busy. My plan was to spend some time by the sea. The several pristine beaches are tempting in the months of summer. However, there are many other attractions that you can check out. Some of these have been mentioned below.
I headed to this national park as my first destination. The scenery of lush green jungle against the sandy beach and turquoise water is just mesmerizing. In fact, this is what makes it more famous. As it is set along the Caribbean Sea, you are going to find some of the best South America beaches in here.
Go Trekking to the Lost City
The lost city of Ciudad Perdida is a great citadel predating the Inca. The splendid sight of the exotic green terrain made the trip worthwhile. However, the trek is going to be grueling, as it stretches for 4 to 5 days if you have to reach the archaeological site. The trekking through the menacing terrain requires a strong heart.
Go Scuba Diving in Taganga
Towards the north of the town, on Tayrona National Park border is the fishing village of Taganga. I visited this small village to learn about scuba diving. However, if the laid-back vibe of the small town attracts you then you can just relax. Taganga offers the cheapest PADI scuba courses to be found in the continent.
Relax on Playa Blanca
Next, I decided to soak up in the sun. So, I jumped on a ferry and headed towards Playa Blanca. Being situated on headland’s other site; it is only a short trip from the city. The sandy beach is lined up with restaurants. Spend the day here to unwind from the daily drudgeries.