La Mar de Bien has the perfect location from which to visit the best destinations the region has to offer: Tayrona National Park, the Lost City, Palomino, the Don Diego River, Quebrada Valencia, and even the Flamingo Sanctuary and Cabo de la Vela in the Guajira department. The main entrance to the world-renowned Tayrona National Park is particularly close, so our guests can visit the park for the day and return to the hotel in the evening for a night of relaxation and rest.

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Natural National Park

The Sierra Nevada mountains are an ancestral territory regulated and protected by both the Colombian government and the indigenous authorities.

Considered the tallest coastal mountain range in the world, its snowy peaks, which reach 5,775 meters (3.6 mi) above sea level, are born in the Caribbean Sea.

Thanks to the variety of ecosystems that exist in these mountains, its cultural wealth, and unique beauty, this is a unique territory that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

Deep within these mountains lies the Lost City, or Teyuna Archeological Park, a place of special beauty and great cultural significance considered to be a sacred site for the indigenous peoples of the Sierra.

It is necessary to contact the Colombian Institute of Anthropology and History (ICANH for its Spanish acronym) to visit the Lost City, which can be done through a third-party tour operator facilitated by the hotel.

Flamingo Sanctuary -Camarones, La Guajira

This sanctuary is comprised of an impressive saline lagoon ecosystem made up of swamps, mangroves, and dry forests that cover the Guajira desert as far as the eye can see. It’s also home to bird species like the red cardinal, pelicans, and herons, among others, and of course, the fascinating pink flamingos.

Santa Marta

Capital city of the Magdalena department, Santa Marta was built along the bays of the Caribbean Sea and is considered one of the most important tourist destinations in the country. It’s characterized by its beautiful beaches and landscapes, its lush vegetation, its bright sun and sand, and the diversity of its people and cultures. It’s also a city with great culinary wealth and plenty of activities for everyone.


We recommend visiting La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, the colonial hacienda where Simón Bolívar died; the city’s Historic Center; the Cathedral Basilica of Santa Marta, the first in Latin America; the Gold Museum, which celebrates the Tayrona culture; the port of Taganga; and the numerous nearby beaches and towns.

Quebrada Valencia

Enjoy a relaxing hike through lush vegetation and impressive specimens like the ceiba trees, the giant bamboos known as guaduas, and the wild cashews that line the path that leads to anatural wonder where you can delight in the crystal clear waters that fall over granite rock to form a refreshing natural pool.


This small town on the shores of the Buritaca River, the largest river which flows from the Sierra Nevada into the Caribbean Sea, is perfect for kayaking and marvelling at the merging of the fresh water with the waves of the ocean. It’s about a 45-minutewalk along the beach from our hotel.

Tayrona Natural National Park

Considered a natural sanctuary, Tayrona is one of Colombia’s most important national parks. It’s made up of 12,000 hectares (46 mi²) of land and 3,000 hectares (11.6 mi²) of ocean, making it one of the most biodiverse areas in the country and the South American continent. It’s also home to hundreds of species that live in different altitudes which range from the beaches of the Caribbean Sea to elevations of around 900 meters (half a mile) above sea level.

Don Diego River

Located just ten minutes away from the hotel, the Don Diego River runs through wild landscapes, protecting the unspoiled forests that surround it. Its refreshing waters born in the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada are the perfect setting for kayaking and tubing, offering a wonderful journey on which you can see howler monkeys, countless bird species, butterflies, reptiles, amphibians, and exotic flowers as you float down to a beautiful, secluded beach.

La Mar de Bien Hotel

The ideal place to rest, deep tranquility and exquisite Caribbean food, in addition to allow visiting interesting nearby places, such as Tayrona National Park and the Lost City, among other activities.

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