The mountains are calling and I must go.John Muir
January 19-26 2018
Our second stop following Medellin, we headed for Colombia’s Caribbean Coast.
We stayed in the small but growing village of Minca, high in the mountains above Santa Marta.
We found both adventure and some quiet time, using it as a base to explore the area, including a visit to Tayrona National Park.
Tayrona is located where the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta meet the sea. Taking a 6 hour roundtrip hike throught the park we passed diverse landscapes and beautiful beaches along the way.
Back in Minca we did some hikes to a nearby coffee farm and warterfalls, while spending a lot of time relaxing and hanging out in and around the river that flowed behind our rental.
After a week in the area, we headed for the city of Cartagena, taking a four hour bus ride west.