August 24, 2016 by Live And Invest Overseas
Escape To The Secret Beaches Of Colombia
“The mountains are beautiful, but where is the closest beach?”
If you’re a water lover like me, your first impression of Medellín may go something like that.
Luckily, every single location in Colombia is accessible in an hour (or less) by plane—with affordable tickets from Avianca Airlines or Viva Colombia.
My mother is an even bigger beach fanatic, so when my parents visited my home in Medellín, we made plans to go to the beach for a few days. Our destination was Santa Marta, a city located on the Caribbean in the northern department of Magdalena. The first Spanish settlement in Colombia, Santa Marta is also known for being a busy port. Though the city is small, the surrounding area offers beaches, hikes, scuba diving, snorkeling, and other adventures and activities perfect for any vacation style.
The city center is quaint, featuring narrow roads, old Spanish architecture, and squares surrounded by restaurants. We were impressed by the variety of food selection, from pizza joints to trendy burger bars to more upscale Italian and Mediterranean food, all within a few blocks of each other, surrounding the square. As we finished our dinner, bars began to open their doors. In a few hours this area would turn into
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