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Traditionally, Santa Marta has been one of the main destinations for romantic getaways in Colombia, especially for newlyweds aiming for a memorable honeymoon. Incredible views from turrets and balconies are plentiful in the city, as well as cafes and a wide range of hotels specializing in planning weddings.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • LGBT
  • Like a Local

8 Places

3 City Tips

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8 Places

Carambolo

Restaurants

Parque de Los Novios

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Parks

Donde Chucho

Restaurants

Playa Blanca

Beaches

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

National Parks

Restaurante Bar Burukuka

Restaurants

Miko

Bars & Clubs

Diana G's City Tips

  • Businesses typically only accept Colombian pesos, so don't forget to change your money.
  • You must try the great variety of typical sweets made of coconut and unique tropical fruits of the region.
  • Get around Santa Maria on foot or by catching local transport from the marketplace (Plaza de Mercado), located in the city center.
  • Carambolo
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, Fusion, Healthy)
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    Diana G Says:

    Santa Marta is a paradise of tropical fruits, offering a wide range of juices like zapote, níspero, carambolo, guanabana, guayaba agria, panela lemonade, and bitter orange, among others to try! This is a nice place to order a couple of unusual drinks, and enjoy a refreshing afternoon together.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Look for the typical arepa de huevo or carimañola snack, a great accompaniment to your juices!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 326 restaurants in Santa Marta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful healthy lunch stop 25/02/2020
    • Great little restaurant 03/02/2020
    • Carambolo
    Address:
    Calle 19 # 3-105
    Local 1
    Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality
    Colombia
    Phone:
    +57 5 4218361
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Parque de Los Novios
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Parks
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    Diana G Says:

    Known since its last remodeling as Santander Park, this is a place with ample offerings of cafes, pubs, and restaurants nestled into a park setting, with the architecture surrounding the park forming a unique backdrop. A stroll arm-in-arm, and an al fresco dinner here is a must if you want to have a romantic experience in Santa Marta.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • An ideal place to take nice pictures together.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 46 things to do in Santa Marta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good to see and to pass by walking street 09/10/2020
    • A pleasant square for people watching. 06/03/2020
    • Parque de Los Novios
    Phone:
    +57 301 4558455
    Other:
  • Donde Chucho
    Restaurants (Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Colombian)
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    Diana G Says:

    This beautiful place, located in one of the mountains close to the Rodadero area, provides yet another wonderful view, with the ocean at your feet. Considered one of the most famous restaurants in Santa Marta, it is know for its avant-garde seafood cuisine, and makes a great venue for a memorable date night.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Ask for "Ensalada Chucho" one of the best dishes — it even has a patent!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 326 restaurants in Santa Marta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best seafood 14/10/2020
    • Very good food, ambience and value 09/10/2020
    • Donde Chucho
    Address:
    Calle 19 No. 2 - 17
    Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality
    Colombia
    Phone:
    4210861
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Playa Blanca
    Beaches
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    Diana G Says:

    The most beautiful and peaceful beaches of the city lie just 20 minutes outside of the historic area by public transport. Come on a weekday for a more private visit, and find a secluded spot to spend some quality time together.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you go at noon you will be able to enjoy a delicious typical lunch here, composed of fried fish, coconut rice, and patacones (fried plantain.)
    • Take a local bus to get here; buses depart from the Camellón.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 46 things to do in Santa Marta
    • Somewhat good 14/10/2020
    • Poor. 07/10/2020
    • Playa Blanca
    Phone:
    +57 319 4868455
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
    National Parks
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    Diana G Says:

    What could be better for an adventurous romantic getaway than a snorkeling and diving package? Playa del Parque Tayrona Ganate's star destination is Playa Granate, a beach with crystalline waters where you'll have the unique opportunity to appreciate the undersea landscape. And don’t worry if you're complete beginners; you can take a class at local dive center, Under Pressure, one of the best in the Taganga area.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Remember to ask your tour operator about their photographic or filming services, so that you can record your special memories to take home.
    • Ask about private boat charters — Omar or Mateo at the Under Pressure Dive Center will happily help you to arrange all the details.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Tayrona National Park
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Tayrona in 1 day? (Yes, it can be done) 07/09/2020
    • Its like an adventure its so funny 21/08/2020
    • Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
    Other:
  • Restaurante Bar Burukuka
    Restaurants (Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Colombian)
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    Diana G Says:

    A restaurant and disco located in one of the highest areas of the Rodadero neighborhood, this spot provides a privileged and romantic view of the ocean. It is named after an indigenous group of the Sierra, who served as a source of inspiration for the building's architecture.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Recommended for a special evening meal.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #33 of 326 restaurants in Santa Marta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best sea food in Santa Marta 09/03/2020
    • Real estate agent 12/02/2020
    • Restaurante Bar Burukuka
    Address:
    Carrera 1 Calle 1 Rodadero
    Entrada por Edificio Cascadas del Rodadero
    Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality
    Colombia
    Phone:
    4223080
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$15
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Mon - Wed
    12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Thu
    10:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
    Fri
    12:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
    Sat
    10:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
    Other:
  • Miko
    Bars & Clubs
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    Diana G Says:

    If you want to party the night away together in the middle of the city, this bar — located in the historic area, with a unique view of the bay — is the place. Head here earlier in the evening for a more laidback romantic experience, watching the sunset over delicious cocktails, and then stay until the dancing gets going. The electronic music is always great!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • LGBT
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • In the same building you can find restaurants, pizza places, and a bowling alley.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 44 Nightlife in Santa Marta
    • Santa Marta 31/08/2019
    • awful place to eat 08/12/2017
    • Miko
    Address:
    Carrera 1 Bastidas # 22-93
    International Marina
    Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470004
    Colombia
    Phone:
    +57 322 5299119
    Hours:
    Wed - Sun
    5:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Other:
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