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Cathedral Basilica of Santa Marta: Our most recommended tours and activities

Santa Marta: Guided Walking Food Experience

1. Santa Marta: Guided Walking Food Experience

In this experience, discover the unique flavors of the Caribbean region of Colombia with a local guide. Visit 7 places in the historical center of Santa Marta and sample a variety of traditional food and drinks. Next, visit multiple family-owned businesses and try arepas de huevo, cayeye, and other special dishes. Meet some of the most professional baristas in the region. In a single afternoon, learn about Caribbean Colombian culture through its food and history.

Santa Marta Street Food Tour

2. Santa Marta Street Food Tour

Be picked up at 10:00 AM to head to Santa Marta's historical center and ride in the car to the most delicious places to taste local gastronomy. You will start with a stop to taste envueltos and the exquisite sauces that always join these recipes. There you will taste the typical Costeño cheese the best complement for yucca. You will continue to a hot spot of street food next to Santa Marta’s Cathedral. There you will be able to taste many foods offered and combine them with a delicious tropical fruit beverage. You will be surprised by the fruit offered at this place because for sure you’ll get to know some that you didn’t even know existed. Finally, you will end with one of the most iconic recipes of the Caribbean Coast, the Shrimp Ceviche. You will go to the best place in Santa Marta to eat this dish, where you can even upgrade it with delicious suggestions like avocado, octopus, or stingray. After this tasty experience, go back to your hotel.

Gold Museum & Santa Marta Old City Tour

3. Gold Museum & Santa Marta Old City Tour

In this Santa Marta city tour you’ll experience the magic of the city. Trutly observe its diversity and learn why people say it makes all its visitors feel at home. In this walking tour, you will explore the history and traditions among its streets and houses. For instance, you’ll visit the Tayrona Gold Museum, Parque de los Novios, the Malecón, the Cathedral, and many other places. Of course, this experience includes refreshing traditional juices, and fruit tasting with locals. In a word, we have designed fun experiences for you, and a we make sure you’ll be with a very knowledgeable local guide for a great Santa Marta city tour. The journey starts when you meet our local guide at your hotel. From there you will head to Tayrona Gold Museum, where you will have a quick tour inside it. This is the first place to be built in the city by Spaniards and it is now a cultural site with the aim of rescuing and showing the indigenous ancestral heritage through their metalwork. Walk later to Bolivar Square Park and then to Rodrigo Bastidas’ monument. The first dedicated to the leader of South American independence, and the second honoring the Spanish founder of the city. Keep walking along the bay and get to “El Parque de los Novios” (the Lovers’ Park), the main park of Santa Marta’s downtown that comes alive every night when young samarios meet to dance and have fun. Keep strolling around and discover the main churches, parks, museums and colonial architecture houses as we get to the main Cathedral. Along the tour you will also have a food tasting stop, where there will be a chance to try a typical snack. The day will come to an end when our driver takes you back to your hotel.

Heritage free tour Santa Marta ( Premium🎖️)

4. Heritage free tour Santa Marta ( Premium🎖️)

Let me take you on a fascinating journey through the cobbled streets and hidden treasures of Santa Marta! I want to share with you a one-of-a-kind tour, where history, culture, and mystery intertwine to create an unforgettable experience. Get ready to discover the material and immaterial heritage of this vibrant city. The setup of our story begins in the heart of Santa Marta's historic center, where our expert guides in history, journalism, and anthropology from Colombia will warmly welcome you. They will be your passionate guides, eager to unveil the mysteries and stories that lie behind every alleyway and ancient building. Our tour, called "Santa Marta Revealed: The Legacy of a City," is different from any other because we will immerse ourselves in the cultural richness of the city, exploring both its tangible and intangible heritage. It will be a journey of discovery that takes us through the centuries, allowing us to understand the evolution of Santa Marta. Here is a list of some of the places and topics of interest we will explore on our enchanting and mysterious tour: Bolivar Square: We will start our adventure in this iconic square, where history comes to life. We will uncover the secrets that the monument to Simón Bolívar holds and how this revolutionary leader left his mark on Santa Marta. Santa Marta Cathedral Basilica: We will delve into this majestic church, where colonial architecture blends with significant religious elements. We will decipher the hidden messages in the frescoes and reliefs adorning its walls. The Customs House: We will immerse ourselves in Santa Marta's commercial history in this historic building, once the center of trade in the region. We will uncover the treasures and stories behind the products that passed through its doors. Parque de Los Novios: Here, we will explore the social and cultural life of Santa Marta. We will learn about the love stories and legends that have brought this picturesque place to life. Tayrona Museum: Our journey through time will take us to the museum that houses the rich heritage of the Tayrona culture. We will decipher the secrets and symbols of this ancestral civilization.

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based on 4 reviews

I did an amazing food tour of Santa Marta with Álvaro! He is very knowledgeable and let me in on the secrets of his city, its culture, the different parts of the city and the highlights of the city. Together we tried the local snacks at the Gar kitchens, in fancy restaurants (great salad!) and in cafés. We ate egg specialties, drank local juices and sampled snacks at famous restaurants and on the beach in Santa Marta. I got a very good insight into the food and life culture of Colombia and I am totally enthusiastic! Many thanks Álvaro for this great experience!

Alvaro is un great guide! It was nice to discover the city with him by walking and stop at different places to eat. I recommend starting your stay at Santa Marta with this tour to see the city and learn about the food.

Alvaro was an awesome tour guide. He knew all the ins and outs of the city and was an excellent guide. Would definitely recommend him to all that want to see the inner city of Santa Marta and try the great food.