The following is a list of nearby attractions:
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino: Built in the 17th century, was the last home of Simon Bolivar, today it is a house/museum in his honor.
Port of Santa Marta one of Colombia's most important maritime ports.
The Cathedral: it is a national monument built in 1766, it held the remains of Simon Bolivar until 1842.
Santa Marta's Cathedral
La Casa de la Aduana (Customs House): it is the oldest house of America, built in 1530. Today it is the Tayrona Museum.
Madame Agustine House: a jewel of colonial architecture.
San Fernando Fort: built by Spanish conquerors to protect the city from the pirates, it is a fine sample of colonial military architecture.
Tayrona National Natural Park: located 34 km north of Santa Marta, it is the most important ecological reserve in Colombia. It has camping zones, virgin beaches and tropical forest. The park also has its own archeological site, Pueblito (also known as Cahirama); it is one of the 200 pre-Columbian cities discovered near Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Quebrada Valencia: a majestic waterfall emerging in the middle of the rain forest.
Taganga: an authentic fishing town, a popular destination for scuba diving, with beautiful beaches nearby.
The Mamancana Natural Reserve: a wildlife reserve and a venue for practising extreme sports such as paragliding, downhill, rock climbing, and canopying.
Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum: an aquarium with a small dolphin and sea-lion show.
Aracataca: an hour and a half south of Santa Marta one can find the birthplace of Garcia Marquez which is also the prime matter of his large legacy of writings including; One Hundred Years of Solitude. Places to visit include his birth house turned museum and several monuments to characters from his 'imaginary town' Macondo.
Santa Marta is wonderful place to slow down, enjoy the beautiful landscape and enjoy beautiful sunsets from the property!