Parque de Los Novios

Parque de Los Novios showing heritage elements, a city and street scenes
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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.

Top Hotels Close to Parque de Los Novios

Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta
Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 1C No. 24-04, Santa Marta
The price is $74 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
$74
per night
Mar 7 - Mar 8
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Santa Marta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (484 reviews)
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AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Marta
AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Marta
3.5 out of 5
CALLE 23 NO. 1C - 79, Santa Marta, 470004
The price is $74 per night from Mar 6 to Mar 7
$74
per night
Mar 6 - Mar 7
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Santa Marta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (226 reviews)
"Perfect"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Marta
Hotel Catedral Plaza
Hotel Catedral Plaza
3 out of 5
Calle 16 N 5-17, Santa Marta, 36355
The price is $76 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
$76
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Santa Marta. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (135 reviews)
"The service is execellent"

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Hotel Catedral Plaza
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Ayenda 1614 Playa y Mar
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2.5 out of 5
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3 out of 5
carrera 1 22- 79, Santa Marta
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4 out of 5
Calle 12 # 3-40, Centro Histórico, Santa Marta, Magdalena, 470004
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Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel
3.5 out of 5
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2.5 out of 5
Carrera 1 # 18-67, Santa Marta, Magdalena, 470004
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Bonita Bay Concept Hotel by Xarm Hotels
Bonita Bay Concept Hotel by Xarm Hotels
4 out of 5
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