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Parque de Los Novios

Meet friends and share a few drinks at this plaza in the center of Santa Marta, where you’ll find restaurants, bars and vendors selling snacks.

Parque de los Novios is a spacious plaza next to Santa Marta’s most historic monuments. It is a popular meeting point for couples. In fact, the name translates as the Park of Lovers. Travelers and locals gather in this plaza to watch the sun go down and enjoy a few drinks in the evening. It is a shining beacon of the city’s nightlife and has a relaxed and secure ambiance. Look for a statue surrounded by small fountains erupting from the plaza’s red-brick surface. Take a leisurely stroll around the pedestrianized park in the afternoon without worrying about traffic. 

The plaza is a hub of activity and entertainment. Let the kids play in the fountains around the statue. Prepare yourself for a random burst of salsa dancing or a fire performance by a street performer.

Try street food from the local vendors walking around the park. Use the zone to meet up with the rest of your family or friends before heading to one of the bars and restaurants surrounding it. Many of the restaurants’ outdoor seating areas spill into the park, which generates a communal atmosphere. 

Admire the white central bandstand. At night, it glows bright green. Listen to musicians playing songs from local genres, such as Vallenato. This is an upbeat accordion-themed genre with origins in the Caribbean and Africa. Haggle with merchants selling souvenirs, fabric and other items.

The park was built on a dried-up lake. It was originally known as Santander Park, in tribute to the military general and one-time president of Gran Colombia, Francisco José de Paula Santander.

The Parque de los Novios is located a few blocks inland from the beach in the center of Santa Marta. It is close to the Historic Center of the city. Look for many interesting attractions around the park, including churches, colonial buildings and the International Marina. Simón Bolívar Park is several blocks north of the area.


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Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta $76
Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta

Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta

Carrera 1C No. 24-04, Santa Marta
     
    4.5
    of 5, from 106 reviews
    3.5 out of 5.0

    Situated in Santa Marta, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Marina Santa Marta, Tayrona National Natural Park, and Santa Marta Beach. Rodadero Beach and Santa Marta Cathedral are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Marta $79
    AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Marta

    AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Marta

    CALLE 23 NO. 1C - 79, Santa Marta
       
      4.6
      of 5, from 8 reviews
      3.5 out of 5.0

      Located in Historic Center, this hotel is steps from Marina Santa Marta and Bahia de Santa Marta. Tayrona National Natural Park and Santa Marta Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina $64
      Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina

      Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina

      Calle 12 # 3-40, Centro Histórico, Santa Marta
         
        4.6
        of 5, from 155 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Located by the sea, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Simon Bolivar Park, Tairona Gold Museum, and Marina Santa Marta. Santa Marta Cathedral and Parque de Los Novios are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        La Casa Del Piano Hotel Boutique by Xarm Hotels $57
        La Casa Del Piano Hotel Boutique by Xarm Hotels

        La Casa Del Piano Hotel Boutique by Xarm Hotels

        Calle 19 # 4-76, Santa Marta
           
          4.3
          of 5, from 118 reviews
          3.5 out of 5.0

          Located in Historic Center, this boutique hotel is steps from Santa Marta Cathedral and Santa Marta Theater. Tayrona National Natural Park and Santa Marta Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          La Casa del Farol Hotel Boutique by Xarm Hotels $58
          La Casa del Farol Hotel Boutique by Xarm Hotels

          La Casa del Farol Hotel Boutique by Xarm Hotels

          Calle 18, 3-115, Santa Marta
             
            4.3
            of 5, from 199 reviews
            3.5 out of 5.0

            Located in Historic Center, this romantic hotel is steps from Santa Marta Cathedral and Santa Marta Theater. Tayrona National Natural Park and Santa Marta Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel $62
            Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel

            Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel

            Calle 24 No 3-65, Santa Marta
               
              4.5
              of 5, from 125 reviews
              3.5 out of 5.0

              Located in Historic Center, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Marina Santa Marta, Tayrona National Natural Park, and Santa Marta Beach. Rodadero Beach and Parque de Los Novios are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Hotel Boutique Casa Mia $51
              Hotel Boutique Casa Mia

              Hotel Boutique Casa Mia

              Calle 20 # 3-60, Santa Marta
                 
                4.5
                of 5, from 42 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                Located in Historic Center, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Parque de Los Novios, Tayrona National Natural Park, and Santa Marta Beach. Rodadero Beach and Marina Santa Marta are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                Casa de Isabella, a Kali Hotel $63
                Casa de Isabella, a Kali Hotel

                Casa de Isabella, a Kali Hotel

                Carrera 2da No. 19-20 El Centro, Santa Marta
                   
                  4.7
                  of 5, from 135 reviews
                  3.5 out of 5.0

                  Located in Historic Center, this spa hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Marina Santa Marta, Customs House, and Simon Bolivar Park. Parque de Los Novios is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) away.