Santa Marta - Spectacular Sunsets and Beautiful Beaches
We, my wife Susann and our friend Christa, stayed in Zuana Beach Resort south of the city of Santa Marta. I never tired of journeying out in the late afternoon to catch the sun setting and the people playing and partying.
|I watched this fisherman for over half an hour, waiting for him to cast his net. But he never did. What patience!|
And I enjoyed capturing the pelicans at work.
I soloed it to Taganga, a fishing village a 1/2 hour taxi ride from Santa Marta. I arrived there just after 7 a.m., just as the village was awakening.
|Many fishermen selling their catch.|
|And other vendors selling breakfast.|
To Parque Nacionales Tayrona
We bused it to the park on Thursday, leaving our hotel at 8:30 in the morning. The bus into Santa Marta was standing room only, in stop and go traffic. From there, we caught a rustic bus to the park, again in bumper-to-bumper traffic for the first hour. But at least we had seats.
|Santa Marta traffic.|
When we reached the park entrance, however, we discovered that it was full. And after three hours of traveling. (At least it only cost us a total of about $5 each for the buses.) Therefore, we walked up to a nearby "eco-resort."
|Crossing the stream on the way to the "resort."|
|The resort entrance.|
|Tasty cervezas, and not expensive (about $2).|
And then we caught the bus back to Santa Marta. On Saturday, I ventured into the city for a look around El Centro.
Lots of street vendors!
|I like the "crazy" coco!|
|And then I bought a smoothie from a street vendor|
Enjoying a glass on our hotel balcony.