In 1989 it was named as a Tourist, Cultural and Historical District of Colombia. Lost City, an archaeological site, populated in ancient times by the Tayrona indigenous community, was also recognized in 2007 as one of the 7 Wonders of Colombia. In addition, its paradisiacal beaches were nominated in the Top 10 of the best in the world by the British newspaper The Guardian.
The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is a National Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve.
It is the highest coastal mountain range in the world, and has the second highest snow-capped peak near the coast. Its variety of ecosystems, thermal floors next to the Caribbean Sea and the beauty of its paradisiacal beaches, make it a unique destination. It inhabits a very important reserve of fauna and flora, as well as indigenous groups descended from the Tayrona culture, among which are the Arhuacos, Koguis, Kankuamos and Malayos.
Playa Blanca is one of the most visited paradisiacal beaches in the city, its white sand and crystal clear waters allow you to contemplate the Caribbean Sea, it is also close to El Rodadero, a favorite tourist place for visitors to the city that is 10 minutes from Santa Marta around Gaira Bay.
The Tayrona National Natural Park is one of the most important in Colombia. It is located 34 kilometers from the city of Santa Marta. Here is located a very large bay called Neguanje, ideal for diving and snorkeling. In addition, these paradisiacal beaches have a very diverse maritime life in corals and fish.
Irotama, Santorini, Tamaca Beach Resort, Blue Tamaca, Sansiraka.