Minca Colombia’s best secrets: A travel guide to the Sierra Nevada (2019)

Minca Colombia’s best secrets: A travel guide to the Sierra Nevada (2019)

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Are you curious to explore Minca in Colombia? To enjoy a great meal at Casa Loma? To chase waterfalls and astonishing viewpoints?

It’s time to get out of your beach routine on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia:

Read, fall asleep on the beach, burn your skin, apply the sunscreen although it’s too late, start crying

Fortunately, in Colombia, jungles and mountains are never too far from each other.

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is an isolated mountain separated from the Andes. Nestled on the Caribbean Coast, it only takes 30 min to arrive in Minca – Magdalena Department.


At first glimpse, Minca in Colombia is not a pleasant little town. But, the surroundings and the vibe will seduce you in no time.

Come and explore a vast green world with waterfalls, where the hippies are dancing naked on the table, and the yoga teachers are flying in the air – I exaggerate a bit.

Pick the perfect accommodations – between lovely hostels, hidden boutique hotel or enchanted Fincas -, and choose among the many activities available.

But first, you have to read our travel guide about Minca in Colombia. Only after will you be able to organize the perfect stay in this hidden gem of the Sierra Nevada.

The 10 Cool Reasons To Visit Minca In Colombia

  1. The bakery La Miga makes an excellent bread
  2. Giant hammocks in Casa Elemento
  3. The family vibe in Casa Loma
  4. The view from Los Pinos
  5. Unforgettable sunrises from Cerro Kennedy
  6. Birdwatching in the Sierra Nevada
  7. Coffee tour in La Victoria Farm
  8. The many waterfalls
  9. Plenty of tours without a guide
  10. Fantastic accommodations

Learn more: Compilation of our travel tips in Minca

Minca Travel Guide: Table Of Contents

  1. How to get to Minca, Colombia
  2. Where to stay in Minca 
  3. Things to do in Minca, Colombia
  4. Bird watching in Minca, Colombia
  5. Where to eat in Minca, Colombia
  6. Best time to visit Minca, Colombia
  7. How long should I stay Casa Loma, Colombia (Itinerary)
  8. How does Zona Cafetera compare to Minca, Colombia
  9. Where can you go after Minca, Colombia
  10. Conclusion 

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I) How To Get To Minca from Santa Marta

There are 3 options to get to Minca from Santa Marta.  

Coming from Cartagena, the bus will drop you at the main terminal outside of Santa Marta.

Then, you will have to take a cab to Minca or to Calle 11 con Carrera 9 to get a shared taxi.

Take a cab from Santa Marta to Minca - #Fastest (+)

It’s not too far from Santa Marta.

Price: 30 – 40 000 COP / 45 min

Take a shared jeep from Santa Marta to Minca - #Cheapest (+)

From Santa Marta, you can take a jeep in La Estacion de Minca’ at ‘Calle 11 con Carrera 9’ near Supermercado Olimpica. They leave when the vehicle is full.

The bus company is called Cootransminca.

Price: 8000 COP / 45 min

Take a Moto-taxi from Santa Marta to Minca (+)

If you arrive in Santa Marta by bus after 7-8 pm, you will have to take a moto-taxi or a cab to avoid sleeping in Santa Marta.

Price: 15 – 20 000 COP/ 25 min

More information on the trip Minca – Santa Marta.

 

Viewpoint in Casa Loma

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Don’t forget to check out our Map of Colombia to find your next destination!

II) Where to stay in Minca in Colombia

In Minca, there are many fantastic accommodations.

Are you looking for something specific? An activity or a place to rest? How far are the hostels? How to get to the different hostels in Minca?

Let’s define your needs:

Most of these hostels are not in the center of Santa Marta.

I wrote below a short description of each place and how far they are from the center. More details here.

Our list of the best accommodations in Minca (+)

Coco Bomgo Hostel is a cheap option and perfect option for backpackers traveling on a shoestring budget | In the center of Minca | Best Prices

Casa Loma is a family hostel that serves great vegetarian meals and cocktails for sunset | 5 min walk from Minca | Best Prices

Sweet harmony is an upscale hotel surrounded by nature but still close from Minca | 15 min walk from Minca | Best Prices

Minca Relax is another economical option for backpackers who want to wake up with birds and river sounds | 15 min walk from minca | Best Prices

Minca Ecohabs are luxury cabins located before the entrance of the town | 15 min walk from Minca | Best Prices

Minca Glamping is a romantic hotel with private bungalows | 20 min walk from Minca | Best Prices

Finca San Rafael is a coffee and cacao farm that offers tours and sleeping options | 45 min walk from Minca | Best Prices

El Paraiso de Tuki belong to the famous Candelaria, a coffee and cacao farm | 1-hour walk from Minca | Best Prices

Mundo Nuevo is a permaculture eco-lodge with a fantastic view of the Sierra Nevada | 1-hour walk from Minca | Best Prices

Casas Viejas is a piece of paradise surrounded by beautiful vegetation and wildlife | 2 hours walk from Minca | Best Prices

Casa Elemento is the most famous place in Minca but it sucks | 2h30 walk from Minca | Best Prices

Sierra Alta Finca Boutique is a luxury option for travelers who want to escape the real world | 1 hour by car from Minca | Best Prices

Carpe Diem is not even in Minca but this Finca is a fantastic place for travelers who think that Minca is touristic already | Near Bonda | Best Prices

Tips to decide where to stay in Minca in Colombia

For the hotels and hostels which are not in Minca, you can organize with them private transport. There are also moto-taxi who can take you up to different places. This service stops after 6 pm.

Also, the wifi is bad in Minca. Don’t hope working on the internet.

Regarding the bug haters, they will have to take on themselves. Minca is surrounded by nature and bugs love lights. However, don’t forget your repellent for the sandflies – I hate hate hate them.

If you decide to pick a place up into the mountains, take a jumper. Nights are fresh.

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Read: A detailed selection of the best Accommodation in Minca


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III) List of the Things To Do in Minca

A] Las Cascadas de Marinka

Las Cascadas de Marinka is composed of two waterfalls and one natural pool where you can swim. Lush vegetation surrounds the place and a restaurant overlooks the spot. They serve a basic but good Menu del Dia and cold beers 😉

Chances are that it will be crowded during the weekends. Try to get there early.

More information about Marinka (+)

Price: 4 000 COP for the entrance

Time: 1 hour walk from town or 15 min by Moto Taxi – Around 10 000 COP

How to get to the Marinka Waterfalls: The Moto-taxis wait at the intersection between the road Santa Marta – Minca and the road leading to the church. However, walking is a better option as it’s not that far. Follow the Cerro Kenedy road – the one leading to the church from the main road – until you see the signs.

Don’t forget to buy your bread at La Minga before!

Cascadas In Minca Activity
Las Cascadas

B] Pozo Azul

Pozo Azul is the main activity to do in Minca, Colombia.

Every weekend, many Colombians rush from Santa Marta to swim is these 2 cold natural pools. The surroundings are lovely but I consider it’s a bit over ranked as the experience will be spoiled if it’s crowded.

However, there are 2 things you could do to avoid swimming into a sea of armpits and legs.

First, arrive early if it’s a weekend or a public holidays.

The second tips is my favorite.

Most of the people stop at the 2nd pool. But it’s not the end of the adventure. Climb the rock on your left to continue toward another pool located 15 min away. Nobody goes there!

More information about Pozo Azul (+)

Price: Free

Time: 40 min walk from Minca

How to get to Pozo Azul: Moto-taxi from the center or walk in the direction of La Victoria – The same road coming from Santa Marta. The Pozos Azules will be on your left (there is a sign).

On your way back, you can eat at a grill restaurant called Asedero Camarita. They give some funny green plants for dessert.

Pozo Azul in Minca
Pozo Azul in Minca

C] Las Piedras

It’s the closest river spot from the city. Take your swimming short and relax on the rocks.

Price: Free

Time: 5-10 min walking from the center

D] Hiking to Los Pinos 

Hike to Los Pinos to get an astonishing view of the Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta, and the Caribbean Sea. Besides, if you are lucky, you will see the snowy peaks of the highest mountains in Colombia.

There are two options for hiking to Los Pinos (+)

Option 1 Hike to Los Pinos: On foot, from Minca. It’s a loop so you won’t pass twice by the same path. But, it’s not very interesting as you follow a dirt road.

This is why I prefer the next option.

Option 2 Hike to Los Pinos: Take a moto-taxi from Minca to El Campano then continue in the direction of Los Pinos. In doing so, you save 3-4 hours.

With Option 1, you can stop at Pozo Azul and la Victoria (Coffee farm). Otherwise, take a moto-taxi from Minca to Pozo Azul then hike to Los Pinos.

During this expedition, stop at the following places:

  • Casa Elemento
  • Las Cascadas de Marinka.
View from Los Pinos Minca
View from Los Pinos

Prices:

  • Motorbike to El Campano: 20 000 COP
  • Casa Elemento: 10 000 COP for the entrance
  • Cascadas: 4 000 COP

Time:

  • 5-7 hours if you walk to Los Pinos from Casa Loma and come back
  • 6-8 hours if you take the motorbike till El Campano then stop at El Pino, Casa Elemento, and Las Cascadas
  • More than 10 hours if you decide to walk and stop at all the activities on the way

Tip: Take water, hat, rain jacket, etc…

E] Take a picture on the giant hammocks in Casa Elemento

Legend says the biggest hammock is in Casa Elemento hostel. It’s above the edge, with an astounding view of the valley, particularly for the sunset.

While I don’t recommend to sleep there – It’s not what it used to be (new owner) -, it’s still a cool spot to hang out on your way back from Los Pinos.

More informaiton about the giant hammock in Casa Elemento (+)

Prices:

  • Entrance for the visitors: 10 000 COP – 1 beverage included
  • Moto-taxi one way: 30 000 COP

Time:

  • 3 hours walk from Minca Or 30 min by moto-taxi
  • 1 hour from Los Pinos

F] Coffee tour in Minca – La Victoria

Coffee farm in Minca
The coffee farm in Minca

If you want to visit a coffee farm still working with original machines, then you have to stop at La Victoria!

You don’t need to book a tour. Go by yourself, and they will find someone to show you the propriety.

Besides, don’t forget to taste their tasty local beers and the food!

It’s 60 min after Pozo Azul, uphill. It’s on the left side of the road.

More informaiton about La victoria (+)

Prices: 

  • Tour in the coffee farm: 10 000 COP
  • Moto-taxi: 8000 COP – 1 way

Time:

  • 1.5 hours walking up or 50 min walking down
  • 20 min in Moto Taxi
  • Duration of the tour: 1.5 h

G] Hiking in the Sierra Nevada – The Cerro Kennedy summit

Cerro Kenedy is the best 2-day hike you can do from Minca without a guide.  The trail starts from the town, and you have to walk 8-10 hours to arrive at the top.

The excursion through the rainforest is impressive and you will be able to admire many birds and waterfalls along the way.

But there is an even better reward. 

The view of the Sierra Nevada from Cerro Kennedy is astounding, and I advise you to wake up early to admire an unforgettable sunrise.

Also, there is another solution If you don’t like hiking, but you love sunsets.

Rent or take a moto-taxi early in the morning (Around 4 am).

Contact Casa Loma if you decide to hike in the Sierra Nevada to Cerro Kennedy. They can help you to organize your trip and choose the best option.

More information about Cerro Kennedy (+)

Price:

  • Night in the hostel El Ramo | 100 000 COP with 3 meals
  • Moto taxi: 30 000 COP to the “Y”

Time:

  • Two days hiking or 2h30 by Moto taxi (1 way)

More information:

Cerro Kenedy trek and Wikiloc

Note that Cerro Kennedy is at an altitude of 2 800m. Take warm clothes for the night.

H] Chocolate tour at la Candelaria

One day, I read in an article that you could have an orgasm if you eat a huge quantity of chocolate. While I don’t know the veracity of it, I think it resumes well my love for the chocolate.

Yes, chocolate is great.

La Candelaria is a family-run coffee and cacao farm and they are proud of their heritage. Learn with them how do they make chocolate.

Besides, they own a bed and breakfast (see the accommodation section).

More informaiton about La Candelaria (+)

Price and Duration: 1 hour / 10 000 COP

How to get to la Candelaria: Be ready to walk 1h on a steep path or take a moto taxi for 15 000 COP. Then, you still have to walk 15 min on a dirt road.

I] The best spots to observe sunsets and sunrises

Located in the mountains with a memorable view on the Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta and the Carribean Sea, the town of Minca has got all the conditions for sunset parties.

List of the best Sunset spots (+)

  • Casa Loma. You don’t have to sleep there as it’s only 10 min away from town.
  • Mundo Nuevo, Casas Viejas, and Casa Elemento also offer a great show for sunset. But they’re far from town. You will have to sleep there.
  • The hike to Los Pinos
  • The Hike to Cerro Kennedy – Sunrise.

J] Hike From Minca to Paso del Mango

At the present time, Minca is becoming trendy in Colombia, especially among the backpacker community.

Organize a hike to Paso del Mango to spend a couple of nights in Carpe Diem is a great idea to escape the crowd.

Let your backpack in Minca, buy all the food, bread and water you need and walk in the direction of La Candelaria and Mundo Nuevo. There are multiple signs along the road, you shouldn’t be lost – But download the App Wikiloc or Maps.me, just in case.

Duration: 5 hours

More information: Finca Carpe Diem

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IV) A Special Activity In The Lorenzo Reserve: Birding in the Sierra Nevada

There are 1900 species of birds in Colombia. It’s 20% of the total number of species on the planet! Pretty impressive numbers, don’t you think?

The Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta is one of the best places to observe them in Colombia. More than 635 species have been recorded in this small area (only 1.5% of the area of Colombia).

The odds to observe birds are higher early in the morning or late in the afternoons. Don’t forget your binoculars!

There are different options to watch these incredible birds in Minca, Colombia:

  • You can decide to walk a full day around Minca
  • You can sleep directly in the Reserve, in El Dorado
  • You can go to the ridge of San Lorenzo. It’s easier to start from Casa Elemento

Names of the birds in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta

Or Here.

More information about San Lorenzo Ridge: Click here

Bird watching - Day trip from Minca (+)

Jungle Joe is a great option. He knows a lot about nature, and you can be sure to see a lot of animals with him. He also offers other activities in Minca.

Price: 30 000 COP Each – 2 persons minimum

Time: 3 hours

More information

Bird watching - El Dorado reserve (+)

El Dorado Reserve is an excellent option for bird lovers. The Eco-lodge is well equipped, the staff friendly, and the food delicious. Moreover, the view is astounding and birds offer a continuous show.

Price:

  • From 180$ for a private room (3 person max) with the entrance of the park and the 3 meals included!
  • Transport to get to El Dorado from Minca: 80$ – one way
  • Transport to get to El Dorado from Barranquilla: 280$ – one way
  • Transport to get to El Dorado from Cartagena: 350$ – one way

Time: I advise you to stay for at least two nights

Contact: Booking now

Map Of The Activities in Minca, Colombia

Map of the activities in Minca, Colombia
Map of the activities in Minca, Colombia

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V) Where To Eat In Minca, Colombia

Most of the hostels I recommend in Minca serve delicious meals (Casa Loma, Casa Elemento, etc.). However, you can decide to save money by eating in town. All these restaurants are near the center of Minca.

Minga, The bakery (+)

There are two amazing bakeries where you can buy bread and hummus. Sometimes, the simple things are the best. Don’t forget to try their chocolate bread!!!

Price: Around 6 500 for the bread + Hummus

Santisebella (+)

Tasty Italian food: Pizza, Pasta. They sell local beers, cocktails and wonderful fruit juices!

Price: From 10 000 to 23 000 COP

Lazy Cat (+)

Fantastic homemade hamburgers, quesadillas, and mojitos. Don’t try the Wok; you risk to become a food addict.

Price: From 12 000 COP

Casa Cristy (+)

Good hamburgers and meat. Higher standing.

Price: From 15 000 COP for the burger and 30 000 COP for the meat.

Burukake (+)

Burukake is a cool bohemian restaurant with a view on the river. Cocktails and tasty meals. The kitchen is open and the meat perfectly cooked. You won’t be disappointed

Prices: From 25 000 to 40 000 COP

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VI) Best Time To Visit Minca, Colombia

The raining season in Colombia is not an Omg-I-Need-Gills-To-Breath season. There are however months where it rains more than others, especially in the afternoons.

  • Mid-December to April: Dry season – It’s the perfect time to visit Minca
  • May and June: It’s humid, and it rains frequently in the afternoons
  • July and August: Dry months in the raining season. It alternates between rain and the sun
  • September to November: You are becoming an Octopus. It’s great because you have eight arms, but you’re living in the water. Usually, It’s still sunny in the morning.

 

Also, as Minca is becoming more and more touristic, I advice you to avoid weekends and public holidays.

  • Mid-December to Mid-January: High Touristic season
  • Holly Week “Semana Santa”: Don’t go there
  • July and August: High Touristic Season
  • March to May: Low touristic season

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VII) How Long Should You Stay In Minca, Colombia – Itinerary

Do you travel to Colombia faster than Flash Gordon? In that case, You should avoid Minca.

There is no famous highlight there. It would be silly to organize a day trip from Santa Marta – Except if you’re interested in bird watching.

Travelers like to stay in Minca because they love the vibe present in the different accommodations. They rest and eat healthy before exploring slowly the surroundings.

I recommend you to pick your hotel or hostel in Minca carefully, to get the best experience possible.

I wrote down my first stay in Minca.

Example of a Minca itinerary (+)

————————DAY+1————————–

Morning: Arrival from Santa MartaChoose your hostel in Minca

Afternoon: Rest in Casa Loma, Expedition in Minca, the fantastic combo Hummus/bread, and Las Piedras

————————DAY+2————————–

Morning: Departure for the Big Expedition! Los Pinos, Giant Hammock, Las Cascadas de Marinka

End of the afternoon: You need some rest, mark your territory in a hammock of Casa Loma

Evening: Restaurant in Town

————————DAY+3————————–

Morning: Departure to Pozo Azul

Lunch: On the way back, you eat at the grill restaurant Asedero Camarita

Afternoon: If you’ve stopped at la Camarita, you should be high by now. You fought with a pillow in Casa Loma to recuperate your hammock from a German hippie

————————DAY+4————————–

Last night, you’ve decided to leave the following day. Unfortunately, you became a friend of the German dude. You decide to stay one more day in Casa Loma

————————DAY+5————————–

You’re going to Tayrona Park with Helmut. You know you’re taking a risk because you will have to fight each night for your hammock. Whatever, it’s a cool dude.

Stay at least 2 nights in Minca – And arrive in the morning.

In case you want to hike to Cerro Kennedy or Paso del Mango, you will have to add more days at your itinerary.

  • At least 1 extra night for Cerro Kennedy
  • At least 2 extra night for Paso del Mango – Stay in Carpe Diem.

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VIII) How Does Zona Cafetera Compare to Minca, Colombia

A] Coffee Plantation in Minca

Minca will be your best chance to drink an organic Coffee made by indigenous tribes of Kogi and Arhuaco. They use traditional machines and try to produce quality coffee in harmony with nature (Natural Energy, sustainable farming network).

Micky and Claudia are the owners of La Victoria Farm. They are doing their best to offer great organic coffee, and you can visit their farm for a small fee – 10 000 COP / 1h.

You can read a great article on National Geographic.

Meal Casa Loma hostel MInca
Breakfast in Casa Loma

B] Zona Cafetera

After a major coffee crisis, a lot of small coffee producers appeared in the department of Antioquia and around. Although coffee beans are cultivated in many departments of Colombia, there is one area who attracts most of the tourists. It’s called the “Zona Cafetera”, between Pereira, Manizales, and Armenia.

Within the Zona Cafetera, there are many Finca you can visit to learn more about coffee. Salento is the most popular town in this region, and the ambiance is a lot different from Minca. Within the colonial town of Salento, travelers wander between old buildings painted with strong colors – blue, green, yellow – and Colombian farmers with their Cowboy hat.

Colonial House in the Zona Cafetera - Salento
A colonial house in Salento

Cultural note: The Character Juan Valdez “is born” in the advertisements for the National Federation of Coffee Growers

Read more: Our favorite highlights in Salento and around

You can read a comprehensive article about the evolution of the coffee production in the Cafetera Region

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IX) Where To Travel Next After Minca

Check out our selection of hostels and hotels near Santa Marta and Tayrona

The lost city trek (+)

Do you want an adventure into the Jungle? Experience a trail with insects and monkeys?

In this case, you should hike to the Lost City. You can’t do it on your own.  There are tours leaving from Minca/Palomino/ Santa Marta.

It’s a 4 or 5-day trek through the jungle to discover Indigenous ruins and animals.

Would like to know how it looks like? Check the excellent article from ExplorationJunkie about the Lost City Trek. Beautiful pictures and a virtual tour!

Also, if you’re looking for more information, you should read the best report about the lost city, Colombia. Kristen did a great job with her detailed guide.

Note that the ruins are not significant (Only terraces)

Price: Around 850 000 COP

Time: 4 or 5 days – 75 km

Five companies certified:  Guías Y Baquianos, Magic Tour, ExpoTour, Wiwa Tours, Turcol Travel

Tips

  • Take a repellent and a rain jacket
  • Better doing it during the dry season (December to March – July to August). The river crossing is easier.

Tayrona Park (+)

Do you prefer hiking in a National Park for a few days?

Tayrona is a natural park nestled on the Caribbean Coast. You don’t need a guide and you can spend many days exploring it – although most of the tourists are not aware of the different trails.

Read: Learn how to avoid the tourists in Tayrona

How to get there:

Take the collectivo in Minca and get out at “La Bomba.”. It’s an oil station at the entrance of Santa Marta. Then take a bus in the direction of Tayrona.

Price and Time:

  • Collectivo to la Bomba: 8000 COP / 45 min
  • Bus Bomba to Tayrona 7000 COP / 1 hour

Park entrance: Around 60 000 COP

The beach of Cabo San Juan in Tayrona
The beach of Cabo San Juan in Tayrona

Santa Marta (+)

I’m not a big fan of the city of Santa Marta. There is no interest to visit it. However, it’s a great hub to explore the surroundings and organize your next expedition.

Read: Our travel guides about Santa Marta

How to get there:

Take the collectivo/moto taxi in Minca (From 7 am to 6 pm). The car will leave when it’s full

Price and time: 8000 COP / 45 min

Where to sleep: Here

Costeño Beach (+)

Do you want to chill at the beach and do nothing more? Eat a delicious meal while your feet are dipping in the ocean? The, you should stop at Casteño beach.

How to get there:

Take the collectivo in Minca and get out at “La Bomba.”. It’s an oil station at the entrance of Santa Marta. Then take a bus in the direction of Tayrona.

Prices and time:

  • Collectivo to la Bomba: 8000 COP / 45 min
  • Bus Bomba to your hostel: Around 7000 COP / 1 hour

Palomino (+)

Would you prefer to relax on the beach and organize a 2 hours tubing session on the river?

Then, stop at Palomino!

Read: Discover why Palomino became so famous

How to get there:

Take the collectivo in Minca and get out at “La Bomba.”. It’s an oil station at the entrance of Santa Marta. Then take a bus in the direction of Tayrona.

Prices and time:

  • Collectivo to la Bomba: 8000 COP / 45 min
  • Bus Bomba to your hostel: Around 8000 COP / 1.5 hour

Cartagena (+)

Cartagena attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. Hence, the city is spoiled by too many visitors and street vendors.

Don’t spend too much time there. You will find better to do in Colombia.

Read: Our great travel tips to explore Cartagena

How to get there:

  • Take the collectivo/moto taxi in Minca (From 7 am to 6 pm). The car will leave when it’s full
  • Go to the bus terminal by taxi and take a bus to Cartagena

Price and Time:

  • Collectivo to Minca 8000 COP / 45 min
  • Taxi: Around 5000 COP
  • Bus to Cartagena: Around 25 000 COP / 4.5 hours

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My two cents about visiting Minca

Minca in Colombia will stay in my heart because of Casa Loma, and I’m not the only one to say that.

It’s a great stop if you want to merge with nature, chill and enjoy a home feeling. You can learn about organic coffee, plan easy 1-day treks or multi-day hikes, and swim in cold waterfalls.

Walk away from the beaches and come here to realize you don’t have to be super active to be happy while traveling.

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4 comments

  1. Looks like a great place. I visited Colombia last year and just loved it! However, I didn’t make it to the Caribbean coast. It’s still on my list, though- yet another reason to return to Colombia in 2019, maybe. Cool information on Minca!

  2. Hahaha, that intro made me laugh. I remember going to Minca for the first time in 2011 and while I had gotten used to Motos, the curving mountain roads did left me in a sort of exhilarated but scared a car was going to come around the corner too fast nervous feeling. I was back last May and the road had been redone since then, but not sure when. It’s a cool place though, and this is as complete a guide as you could ask for!

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