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!
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.
Minca is the easiest village to get to but also the most touristy to come and spend some time in these enchanting mountains on the Caribbean Coast. 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.
Due to its success, some of Minca’s points of interest (Pozo Azul & Marinka) are invaded by tourists. Chances are that you will not be alone in such places.
Luckily, we know at least 2 or 3 lesser-known places and have some tips to help you avoid the crowds.
As I said earlier, visitors love Minca because of the hotels scattered in the Sierra Nevada. Depending on your plans & tastes, you must decide if you wish to stay near the town or not. Be aware that some of them are based 1-2 hours away on foot and you will need a moto-taxi or a private car to get there. Don't worry, all our selection of accommodations serve excellent meals, with vegetarian options.
Minca is becoming a famous destination in Colombia. As I said, the town isn't appealing, and you should not hesitate to travel more profoundly in the Sierra Nevada to get a better experience. Pick one of the following upscale hotels and enjoy!
There are many trails that tourists don't think to take when exploring Minca. Don't hesitate to download Maps.me and follow the different trails. You won't need a guide for most of the activities. Also, don't hesitate to use the moto-taxis if you decide to stick on the main road. Because of the weather, I advise you to plan your activities early in the morning. By doing so, you will avoid rains or hot-hell afternoons.
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