Santa Marta, officially "Touristic, Cultural and Historic District of Santa Marta" (Distrito Turistico, Cultural e Historico de Santa Marta) is a city in Colombia. Santa Marta is the capital of Magdalena department and the 4th largest urban city of Colombia's Caribbean Region, following Barranquilla, Cartagena, Soledad. Santa Marta has a total city area of 2,393.65 km2 (924.07 ml2). In 2010 its population was 454,860 people.
Santa Marta city is located on Santa Marta Bay of Caribbean Sea. It is 992 km (616 miles) from Bogota and 93 km (57,8 miles) from Barranquilla. To the north and west it is bordered by the Caribbean; to the south by the municipalities of Cienaga and Aracataca.
Founded by the Spanish conquistador Rodrigo de Bastidas on July 29, 1525 Santa Marta was the first Spanish settlement to be established in Colombia. It is also the oldest surviving city in the country, and 2nd oldest in South America. Santa Marta is situated on a bay bearing the same name, and is a prime tourist destination.
The economy of the city is based on trade, tourism, port activities, agriculture and fishing. The main agricultural products include bananas, cocoa, coffee and cassava.
Santa Marta is a port of great importance. Simon Bolivar International Airport (IATA:SMR) lies 16 km (10 miles) from the city centre. Simon Bolivar's villa, La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, is situated outside the city centre. The main city centre is close to the coast, and the city itself has had difficulty to control expansion. Rodadero, which is a separate locality, is often reckoned part of Santa Marta itself.
Highlights: Lost City Museum, Fort San Fernando, Tayrona National Park
The Santa Marta cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Santa Marta, Colombia.
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Port Santa Marta cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Santa Marta, Colombia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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