Destination guide

Why people love visiting tranquil Santa Marta

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Santa Marta. Travelers to this relaxing city praise the cafés, local tours and coral reefs. With a vacation 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 cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Santa Marta a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 vacation around the weather, May, April, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 91°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 center:

  • 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 center.

Where to stay around Santa Marta?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 332 vacation rentals near Santa Marta. From 196 Condos/Apartments to 99 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Santa Marta for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Santa Marta:

  • Mamatoco: 28 vacation rentals
  • Bavaria: 29 vacation rentals
  • Barrio Centro: 75 vacation rentals
  • Pueblito: 62 vacation rentals
  • Barrio Alambique: 65 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Santa Marta?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Santa Marta. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino: 320 vacation rentals
  • Eduardo Santos Stadium: 321 vacation rentals
  • Zazue: 319 vacation rentals
  • Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona: 321 vacation rentals
  • Rodadero Beach: 319 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Santa Marta?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 196 Condos/Apartments in Santa Marta. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santa Marta include:

  • Houses: 99 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available
  • Cottages: 14 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Santa Marta?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 172 vacation rentals with pool available in Santa Marta. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.