truedeceptions:

favorite view.

truedeceptions:

favorite view.

Santa Marta, Parque Tayrona IIl

This is why I love Colombia. Not because of its people, not because of its food (some food is deli I have to admit), not because of its politicians and governors. But because of its breathtaking peaceful landscapes and beaches. 

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Did some snorkeling with my brother and dad but unfortunately didn’t saw many fish. But swimming in this blue beach is always fun for me. I never want to get out! For lunch we ate some pescado frito con arroz de coco y patacon, typical beach food. 

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Now this time they were not horses to take us back to our hotel. Plus I kinda wanted to walk and do all the exercise that I didn’t do in like 3 months. And oh god I did it. Never had sweat more in my life! Here’s my tiny dad in the immense jungle we walked through for 1 hour.

We were in this paradise for 3 nights and 4 days. I didn’t want to leave this place! It was so hard saying goodbye to our little cottage and the view from it. I’d love to live in the middle of the jungle and go swim everyday. But… unfortunately is not possible :(

We are definitely going back next Summer!

Santa Marta, Parque Tayrona II

I experienced a peace with nature I’ve never felt before. Absolutely any noise of cars, people in the streets shouting, pollution, music blasting, nothing. Just the sound of million of insects and the waves of the ocean. Not mentioning it was really scary during night with just a soft light source, complete darkness in the middle of the jungle is no fun. But we survived! Besides, looking at the sky during night left me just speechless. All the stars that we can’t see in the cities because of pollution, in this place they are breathtaking. Constellations, the moon, just perfect. 

This is the view from the beach. In which we couldn’t get because of the dangerous waves and it was prohibited to people to get in. So to go to a beach where we could actually go in we had to walk aprox. 45mins- 1 hour through the jungle. But my dad forced us to ride horses there so we didn’t arrived exhausted to go swim.

Riding a horse in the middle of the jungle. A must do for everyone it was great. After about 30 mins, we arrived to the camping area and walked 10 mins more to get to the 3 different beach areas. Or as I like to call it; paradise.

Santa Marta, Parque Tayrona

I’m going to write this review in English because ironically my words flow better when I’m writing than Spanish… I should work on that but meh. Maybe later. 

At least 4 hours driving from Cartagena, is Santa Marta. Probably the second most beautiful city in Colombia after Cartagena of course. Spent a magnificent weekend with my mom, dad and brother in this beautiful cottage located in the middle of the Parque Tayrona. 

Surrounded by insects of all kind, bats flying during night, snakes (literally) and even monkeys this little ecological houses were perfect for our nature trip away from technology. Surprisingly its interior is more modern than it looks like… But unfortunately my brother got in the way of the photo I took and I forgot to take another one… yikes. But heres the balcony section.

Oh and we were lucky enough to get probably the best cottage out of the 12! The one with the best view, although those 125 stairs (yes, we count them) were a pain to get through every day… it was all worth it for that beautiful view. 

Nightmares-

Nightmares-

Downtown

Downtown

Centro historico de Cartagena

Centro historico de Cartagena

After the storm.

After the storm.