SANTA MARTA, MAGDELENA, MAJOR
Fundación ProAves, American Bird Conservancy, and Conservation International have inaugurated the El Dorado Bird Reserve in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range of northern Colombia. HACIENDA QUINTA DE SAN PEDRO ALEJANDRINO Museum, gardens and location of Simon Bolivar's final days. (4 Photos) TAGANGATaganga's Dive Sites- Afishing village and popular beach often described as one of the most beautiful in the Americas. (7 photos) THE CATHEDRAL-The oldest church in Spanish America and the first tomb of the Liberator, Simon Bolivar. (1photo) CUSTOMS HOUSE-This 16th. century building was all that was left standing after the 1834 earthquake. (1 photos) BOLIVARIAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART - (4 photos) Located on the grounds of the above Hacienda. TAYRONA (TAIRONA-KOGI) Text and fotos with in-depth info. about this interesting pre-Colombian civilization. WONDERFUL PLACE - TAYRONA CIUDAD PERDIDA-A cascade of crystal waterfalls decending from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. SIERRA NEVADA-17,000 sq. miles of pristine snow capped mountains that extend to the sea. ECOHABITATS-Basic seaside lodgings in the rich and varried vegetation of Tayrona Park. EL RODADERO-10 minutes from Santa Marta-best in partying, hotels, recreation. TAYRONA PARK-Crystal waters of the sea lead up to a pre-Hispanic, Pueblito. AVENIDA EL CAMELLON-A favorite avenue of sights, sounds and sunsets.
The locals are a friendly lot, and will go out of their way to help with directions. English is in little use, but many of the younger generation will answer: "poco" when asked if they speak English. It´s this positive attitude which makes Santa Marta and Magdelena, Colombia such an enjoyable place to visit, and increasingly, to invest.