Ciudad Perdida

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Ciudad Perdida, photo by Gavin Rough
Ciudad Perdida (photo by Gavin Rough)
 

Ciudad Perdida (“Lost City” in Spanish) is an ancient, ruined city located in the Colombian jungle close to Santa Marta.

The city was built between the eighth and the fourteenth centuries by the Tayrona Indians.

Nowadays only circular stone terraces covered by jungle remain, but the views and the location of the site are extraordinary

 

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Kuali Aparta Hotel

Offering an outdoor pool, Kuali Aparta Hotel is located in Santa Marta, 49 km from El Rodadero Beach. Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino is 43 km away. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$117

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Daniel-Mincahost

Daniel-Mincahost offers accommodation in Minca. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms have views of the mountain or garden. You will find a shared kitchen at the property.Guests can do bird watching in the area. Average score from 154 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$34

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Hospedaje Eden De La Gordita

Offering a terrace and views of the sea, Hospedaje Eden De La Gordita is located in Cañaveral, 25 km from Santa Marta. Free private parking is available on site. Certain units feature a seating area where you can relax. Average score from 68 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$30

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Condominio Frente al Mar

Set 13 km from El Rodadero Beach in Santa Marta, this air-conditioned apartment features a terrace and a garden with an outdoor pool. The property is 15 km from Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum and free private parking is featured. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$60

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Hotel Villa Cata

Situated in El Zaino in the Magdalena Region, 26 km from Santa Marta, Hotel Villa Cata features a year-round outdoor pool and views of the pool. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Average score from 59 guest reviews: 9.9/10.

$60

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Sierra Alta FB

Sierra Alta FB

Offering a garden, Sierra Alta FB is set in Bellavista, 1 hour drive from Minca, 21 km from Santa Marta. Taganga is 22 km from the property. A fridge and coffee machine are also available. Average score from 27 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$87

 
$879.8
Paraiso Minca

Paraiso Minca

Situated in Minca, this country house features a terrace. Located just 30 minutes away from Santa Marta, the property offers free private parking on site. Paraiso Minca is fitted with a bed, hammocks, a refrigerator, two bathrooms and TV. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$117

$1179.8
Villa Elyn

Villa Elyn

Villa Elyn is a holiday home with an outdoor pool, situated in Bonda. The property boasts views of the garden and is 12 km from Santa Marta. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. There is a dining area and a kitchen equipped with microwave. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$201

$2019.8
Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort

Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort

Offering a restaurant and a private beach area, Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort is located on the secluded Caribbean coast of Buritaca. Free breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the room rate. Free WiFi is available at the property. Average score from 117 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$148

 
$1489.2
Villa Maria Tayrona, a Kali Hotels

Villa Maria Tayrona, a Kali Hotels

Offering a private beach area, outdoor pool, and restaurant, Villa Maria Tayrona, a Kali Hotels is located in Mata de Platano Beach, 2 km from Piedras River. Each room here has air conditioning, a safety deposit box, and a fan. Average score from 629 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$122

 
$1229.1
Maloka Barlovento

Maloka Barlovento

Maloka Barlovento is a beachfront Eco-friendly lodge located 2 km from Tayrona National Park. The property offers a private area on the beach and a river that is surrounded by wild animals and exuberant nature. Breakfast and dinner are included. Average score from 29 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$121

 
$1219.0
Villa Playa Los Naranjos

Villa Playa Los Naranjos

Set in Los Naranjos, 35 km from Santa Marta, Villa Playa Los Naranjos features free WiFi access and free private parking. Views of the sea, mountain or pool are featured in certain rooms. You will find a shared kitchen at the property. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$206

$2069.0
Kuali Aparta Hotel

Kuali Aparta Hotel

Offering an outdoor pool, Kuali Aparta Hotel is located in Santa Marta, 49 km from El Rodadero Beach. Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino is 43 km away. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$117

$1178.8
Casa Tayrona Los Naranjos

Casa Tayrona Los Naranjos

Offering a year-round outdoor pool and sun terrace, Tayrona Los Naranjos is situated in Los Naranjos, 35 km from Santa Marta. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Rates include a complimentary... Average score from 33 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$215

 
$2158.8
Casa turística las tunas

Casa turística las tunas

Offering a barbecue and views of the garden, Casa turística las tunas is situated in Bonda in the Magdalena Region, 8 km from Santa Marta. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and private parking is available on site. Average score from 90 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$134

$1348.7
casa en tigrera via minca

casa en tigrera via minca

Located in Santa Marta in the Magdalena Region, 9 km from El Rodadero Beach, casa en tigrera via minca boasts a terrace and views of the river. Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino is 6 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 292 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$101

$1018.6
Condominio Los Alcatraces

Condominio Los Alcatraces

Set in Santa Marta, Condominio Los Alcatraces offers self-catering accommodation with free WiFi. Guests benefit from balcony. Free private parking is available on site. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with a microwave and a stovetop. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$112

$1128.6
Decameron Galeon - All Inclusive

Decameron Galeon - All Inclusive

Just 100 metres from Pozos Colorados Beach, the hotel offers a swimming pool, 2 tennis courts and a disco bar. Guests can dine on a pirate ship shaped restaurant. Average score from 165 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$187 - $130

 
$1878.2
Hotel Playa Koralia

Hotel Playa Koralia

Hotel Playa Koralia is located 5 minutes’ drive from Buritaca. This contemporary style property includes a beach spa, an on-site restaurant offering detox meal plans and a library. Average score from 40 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$212

 
$2128.2
Santorini Casa Blanca

Santorini Casa Blanca

Featuring its own private beach area, Santorini Casa Blanca offers accommodation in Santa Marta. This property features 2 outdoor swimming pool and grants guests free WiFi access throughout the entire property. An American breakfast is included. Average score from 49 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$90

 
$907.7
Penthouse Rodadero

Penthouse Rodadero

Set 10 km from El Rodadero Beach in Santa Marta, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi. The unit is 4 km from Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino. Free private parking is available on site. A flat-screen TV is provided. Average score from 30 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$382

$3827.7
Rodadero Centro

Rodadero Centro

Located 12 km from El Rodadero Beach, Rodadero Centro offers pet-friendly accommodation in Santa Marta. The air-conditioned unit is 6 km from Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$127

$127-

Highlighted Interests:

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Combination
Archeological Sites
Ciudad Perdida consists of a series of 169 terraces carved into the mountainside, a net of tiled roads and several small circular plazas.
Natural
Tropical Forests
Hiking and Trekking
Treks to Ciudad Perdida are arranged by only a few different authorized companies and it is not possible to visit the site on your own. The entire trek is 46.6 km round trip and typically takes 4-6 days. It starts in a small village of Macheté.
Other Interests:
Natural
Waterfalls
Lowland Mountains
Wildlife and Plants

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