Destination guide

Why people love visiting relaxing Santa Marta

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Santa Marta. Travellers to this relaxing city praise the cafes, local tours and coral reefs. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Santa Marta

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Santa Marta a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Mundo Marino Aquarium (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Blue Well (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Mareygua Beach (27.7 mi / 44.5 km)

Seasonal weather in Santa Marta

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, May, April, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 33°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Santa Marta

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Santa Marta is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Simon Bolivar Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Rodriguez De Bastidas (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Santa Marta Beach (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Taganga Beach (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Grande Beach (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Blanca Beach (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Santa Marta

Fly into Santa Marta (SMR-Simon Bolivar), the closest airport, located 8.9 mi (14.4 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Santa Marta?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 353 holiday lettings around Santa Marta. From 199 flats & apartments to 115 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Santa Marta?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Santa Marta:

  • El Rodadero: 137 holiday homes
  • Barrio Centro: 71 holiday homes
  • Mamatoco: 27 holiday homes
  • Bavaria: 28 holiday homes
  • Norte: 57 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Santa Marta? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Santa Marta. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona: 324 holiday lettings
  • Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino: 323 holiday lettings
  • Concha Bay: 324 holiday lettings
  • Marina Santa Marta: 321 holiday lettings
  • Blue Well: 325 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Marta listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Santa Marta?

Yes, of course. offers 199 Flats in Santa Marta. Our other popular types of Santa Marta holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 115 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 193 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 15 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Santa Marta?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 163 holiday homes with pool available in Santa Marta. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.