Paseo El Camellon, Santa Marta

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#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Magdalena Department
Historic Site Landmark
Visit Paseo El Camellon and stroll the peaceful promenade stretching along the calm Caribbean coast. The first Spanish European settlers disembarked from their ships at these shores and initiated the founding of the city. Statues as well as restaurants line the promenade; if you're peckish, here's your chance to sample some tasty local cuisine. If visiting at the end of the day, you'll be treated to a picturesque sunset. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Santa Marta holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Paseo El Camellon and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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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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  • During the day it is quite hot... but the just before sunset, the scenic is quite beautiful. During he day local people come for a swim ... even thought the water look a bit dark...but they do swim he...  more »
  • Sunset in what is considered the ost beautiful bay of America is a must, see how the sun disappears luckily behind the tiny mountain of "El Morro" is amazing. Shame the failicities, pedestrian walks, ...  more »
  • Our hotel was 6 blocks from this place so a day that we did no go to the beach and we had lunch late we end up going there for a walk. The sunsets watching over the bay are beautiful, I would not reco...  more »