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Minca is the first town on the way to the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta. Only 30 minutes from the city of Santa Marta (14 kms), the vegetation changes completely and the temperature falls down to 20 degrees.

You will note the presence of the Sierra Nevada and the river Minca crossing a large part of the town. This village is also a typical coffee producer, and you can buy organic coffee from the Sierra Nevada. You can enjoy your stay, make excursions either to the river or to the "pozo azul"- the blue fountain, explore the hiking trails and buy delicious ecological coffee!

Minca is a very picturesque town on the way to the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta. The temperature is an agreeable average of 17 degrees and if you stay for several weeks in Santa Marta, you might just need a bath in the River Minca to rejuvenate and refresh yourself. On the week- ends, you will find many local people that come from Minca and other towns of Santa Marta to cook their "Sancocho" (delicious vegetables soup) at the coasts of the river. It is also a delight to take a short excursion to "Pozos Colorados," the blue fountain, to bathe in the waterfalls. We recommend you to buy organic coffee there to taste the flavour of our local coffee zone!


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Hotel Address: Minca, Santa Marta

Getting there (local language)

Se puede llegar facilmente tomando la carretera de Santa Marta a Minca en unos 40 minutos, se encuentra a unos 14 kilometros. Nosotros ofrecemos servicio de transporte en taxis de confianza con un precio de aproximadamente 35,000 pesos desde Santa Marta y aproximadamente 55,000 pesos desde el aeropuerto. 

Getting there

You can get easily to Minca in 40 minutes takine the road from Santa Marta to Minca. We offer the service in private reliable taxi, with a price of about 35,000 pesos from Santa Marta, about 55,000 peso from the airport.