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Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

Minca, Colombia
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Minca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Minca is a very disappointing place but the mountain range nearby is a must! With spectacular views. The Faunal reserve of Pozo Azul is definitely worth a visit

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Lugano, Switzerland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

If you like loud music, garbage and a messy flilty place, this is your town. They call it the ecological capital of Colombia. What a joke! This review is only about the town itself. The surrounding area is quite nice and is worth a visit. Just stay as little as possible in the town itself, they don't deserve tourist money.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
55 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

If you can, don't leave Colombia without visiting this beautiful mountain range in the north. The views are spectacular with the sea on one side and mountains on the other. Also a great area for birds. Come and just relax and stroll around.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Wonderful place to walk, cascades and pools to swim in. Definitely there is a basis for its claim to be the " ecological capital" of Colombia. A gentle pace of life. The Faunal nature reserve at Pozo Azul is well worth a visit. There is a marvellous spot to sit and watch birds and wildlife while drinking the best limonada... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

It is definitely a place to visit. The sea on the east, snow-capped mountains on the west, rain forest all around, visiting the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is a memorable experience.

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Berlin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

where coffee plantation meets Dschungle, easy walking up in the mountains and away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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Bern, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Nicole R We went to a very nice hostel. Oscar Place! It's really a place to come down and enjoy! We were very welcome and it was like to be in a family. We liked it really that there where no doors, it's just a feeling freedom. The breakfast was great (oscar special :-)!). It's dificult to find, just usk... More

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

If you are heading to the Caribbean coast of Colombia and like hiking, this is a stop you don't want to miss. A friend and I planned a trip to Cartegena and quickly got bored of beaches - coming here was the best decision. It feels like it has not been really "discovered" yet, as few guide books and review... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

If u are visiting santa marta, going to Minca is a must! It's only 40min away by taxi. The landscape is amazing, it's like jungle! Huge trees, coffee plantations, mangos, bamboo. Amazing waterfalls, bird watching. And the best... The weather! It's much cooler than santa marta, so is the perfect place to go and scape from the exhausting heat!

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Santa Marta, Colombia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Warning against a travel operator Wyman Culbreth, an American in his 50´s, who runs a company called Mountain Travel Colombia. He claimed that he could organise a trip high mountain in teh Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta with a view of climbing one of the major peaks. This area is normally off limits to tourists... More

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