Ciudad Perdida

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.
Recommending Sources:
   Lonely Planet
   Rough Guide

 

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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 10 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 14 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 28 guest reviews: 9.9/10.

$60

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Apartamento De Descanso Santa Marta

Apartamento De Descanso Santa Marta

Apartamento De Descanso is an apartment set in Santa Marta, 8 km from El Rodadero Beach. Guests benefit from balcony. Free private parking is available on site. The unit is fitted with a kitchen. A flat-screen TV and DVD player are featured. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 9.9/10.

$40

$409.9
Hotel Villa Cata

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 28 guest reviews: 9.9/10.

$60

 
$609.9
Manigua Tayrona Hostel

Manigua Tayrona Hostel

Manigua Tayrona Hostel offers pet-friendly accommodation in El Zaino. The guest house has a year-round outdoor pool and views of the garden, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$44

 
$449.4
Eco Hotel Chayrama

Eco Hotel Chayrama

Eco Hotel Chayrama offers pet-friendly accommodation in El Zaino. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Every room is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 78 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$54

 
$549.4
Hostal Monte Verde

Hostal Monte Verde

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Hostal Monte Verde is located just 2 km away from Tayrona National Park, in Santa Marta. Free WiFi access and parking are available. Average score from 365 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$40

 
$409.0
Posada Villa Margarita

Posada Villa Margarita

Posada Villa Margarita in Santa Marta, just 5 km from the Tayrona National Park, offers an on-site restaurant which features a free daily continental breakfast, a hammock-filled garden and free parking. Average score from 209 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$47

 
$479.0
Sweet Harmony by Xarm Hotels

Sweet Harmony by Xarm Hotels

Located in Minca, 15 km from Santa Marta, Sweet Harmony by Xarm Hotels boasts a terrace and views of the mountain. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. All rooms at Sweet Harmony by Xarm Hotels have a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. Average score from 143 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$55

 
$559.0
Tayrona Tented Lodge

Tayrona Tented Lodge

Offering a restaurant, Tayrona Tented Lodge is located 1 hour and 15 minutes’ drive from Santa Marta. It offers a 24-hour front desk service. Each functional bungalow has a rustic-style and will provide you with a balcony. Average score from 315 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$59

 
$598.6
Posadas Ecoturisticas San Rafael

Posadas Ecoturisticas San Rafael

Comfortable rooms with private bathrooms are offered only 400 metres from Tayrona Park in Santa Marta. A daily breakfast is offered. Los Naranjos Beach is a 10-minute drive. Rooms are styled with rustic wood furnishings and feature hammocks. Average score from 74 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$40

 
$408.5
Villa Tulia

Villa Tulia

Featuring a garden, Villa Tulia is a detached holiday home located in El Zaino in the Magdalena Region. The property features views of the mountain and is 37 km from Santa Marta. There is a dining area and a kitchen. Average score from 33 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$75

$758.5
Hotel Colonial Minca

Hotel Colonial Minca

Offering an outdoor pool with mountain view, Hostal Colonial Minca is located in Minca, 2 km from the town centre. It features on-site activities like bird watching. Average score from 47 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$44

 
$448.4
Businchari

Businchari

Situated in Santa Marta, this air-conditioned apartment features a terrace and a garden with a year-round outdoor pool. The apartment is 11 km from El Rodadero Beach. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 983 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$84

$848.4
Finca Entre Rios

Finca Entre Rios

Offering a year-round outdoor pool and water sports facilities, Finca Entre Rios is situated in Santa Marta in the Magdalena Region, 14 km from El Rodadero Beach. Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino is 9 km from the property. Average score from 362 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$34

$348.3
Mizare Santa Marta

Mizare Santa Marta

Located in Santa Marta, Mizare Santa Marta is a beachfront property that offers an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant. This self-catering accommodation features WiFi. El Rodadero Beach is 20 minutes away by car. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$66

$667.9
Mendihuaca Caribbean Resort Lewe Hotel

Mendihuaca Caribbean Resort Lewe Hotel

The beach-front Mendihuaca Caribbean Resort tempts guests with a large year-round outdoor swimming pool, a spacious sun terrace with tables and umbrellas and free Wi-Fi, in Santa Marta. It is a 10-minute drive from Tayrona National Park. Average score from 267 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$66

 
$667.9
Hostal Casa Loma Minca

Hostal Casa Loma Minca

Offering a restaurant, a terrace and a garden, Hostal Casa Loma Minca is located 1.7 km from Minca toen centre. Guests can enjoy international food. The rooms come with a shared bathroom with shower. You can enjoy garden view from the room. Average score from 26 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$37

 
$377.8
Claraluz Eco-lodging and Organic Farm

Claraluz Eco-lodging and Organic Farm

Situated in Minca in the Magdalena Region, 15 km from Santa Marta, Claraluz Eco-lodging and Organic Farm boasts a barbecue and views of the sea. Spectacular views of the mountain, Caribbean Sea or city of Santa Marta featured from the terrace. Average score from 42 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$45

$457.3

Highlights:

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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.
Also of Interest:
Natural
Waterfalls
Lowland Mountains
Wildlife and Plants

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