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The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is an impressive mountain range that joins the Caribbean Sea. The “Pico Colon” rises up to 5700 m above sea level. It is the highest peak in Colombia!

Minca is the easiest village to get to but also the most touristy to come and spend some time in these enchanting mountains. The atmosphere is pleasant and the accommodation possibilities are numerous. The options outside the village will allow you to fully enjoy the rich natural environment of the Sierra Nevada.



If you are planning to add a Sierra Nevada getaway to your Colombian itinerary you will be able to, among other things:

  • Hike through lush vegetation and still see the sea.
  • Visit coffee or cocoa fincas
  • Discover the Aboriginal communities that live there
  • Bird-watching! This is one of the best areas for birdwatchers.



Would you like to add Minca to your itinerary to Colombia?

Find all the information you need in our Minca travel guide.


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