Santa Marta is located on the Caribbean Sea, at the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. It is the capital of the Magdalena department and one of the oldest cities in Ciolombia. But what to do in Santa Marta in Colombia? You can defintely spend a nice day in the city. But you mainly use Santa Marta as a startingpoint for a trip to the Tayrona national park, mountain village of Minca, the surrounding beaches and the Lost City trek. In this Santa Marta Colombia travel guide I’m sharing my tips for the best things to do, hotels, restaurants and the most beautiful beaches, national parks and tours in the surroundings.