Carlos El Pibe Valderrama Statue, Santa Marta

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Carlos Valderrama, the famous soccer player who hails from the city, is honored at Carlos El Pibe Valderrama Statue, where a statue stands outside of an old stadium. Tourists visit to grab a photo with the statue that's topped off with a hanging plant to represent Valderrama’s signature golden afro. City tours generally make stops here for photo opportunities, but finding the location on your own requires a little bit of a drive from the center of the city. Near the statue you can find many stands selling souvenirs. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Carlos El Pibe Valderrama Statue by using our Santa Marta trip itinerary maker.
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Where to stay in Santa Marta

No matter where you stay in Santa Marta's historical center, you'll never be more than a few minutes' walk from the beach. The old town offers countless accommodations, ranging from energetic youth hostels to cozy, family-run inns. Look to the seafront just outside of the historical center for luxury hotels and beach resorts. For a quieter experience, stay in the nearby beach town of Taganga, just north of Santa Marta.
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  • If you're a soccer fan visiting Santa Marta you may wish to visit the statute of Carlos Alberto Valderrama, one of the best footballers to play the game. Located at the soccer stadium, people from all...  more »
  • the best soccer player colombia had since falcao and james rodriguez, the bahia is not the most beautiful but this statue deserves a photo on your camera, memorable player  more »
  • This is a very important piece of history in Santa Marta.... but be aware that is't just that... a status in front of a very decayed soccer stadium... if you visit the statue as part of a tour, then i...  more »