Going from Medellin to Santa Marta

Going from Medellin to Santa Marta

We booked with Avianca a departure at 11:40. Knowing that it takes about 1 hour from downtown Medellin to get to Jose Maria Cordova Airport, we decide to order a taxi for 10:00. The trip will cost 80,000 COP (23 Euros) which is very very expensive for Colombia!

Our flight Medellin – Santa Marta

But as in all trips, there are things we do not control … Indeed, we had not expected that the flight is more than 2:30 late. So at 3:40 pm we land in Santa Marta in overwhelming heat.

Time to pick up the luggage and find a taxi, we arrive at our hotel at 17:20. The taxi from the airport to downtown Santa Marta cost us 29,000 COP (less than 10 €).

All day for a simple flight of 2:00! This is a good illustration of why I prefer (where possible) to travel by road with a private driver.

Cheap hotel in Santa Marta

I booked a room in Park Hotel. This hotel was perfect because it was very well located in the historic center with shops, restaurants and various activities. And also because it was in front of the beach !

It is a bit old but proposes large rooms clean, air conditioned and well equipped (TV, fridge, wardrobe, safe …). I apreciate particularly its small swimming pool because in Santa Marta it is very very hot!

As we were given a room that did not correspond to the description on booking.com, I asked for another room. And what a surprise !!! They offer us a nice suite without any extra charge.

The view from this hotel was very pleasant.

See this hotel on Booking

beautiful view from our cheap hotel in santa marta

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