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Parque de Los Novios
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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.

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Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta
Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 1C No. 24-04, Santa Marta
Free Cancellation
The price is $59 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Magdalena River and Parque de Los Novios. Marina Santa Marta and Old San Juan de Dios Hospital ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (312 reviews)
"centrally located and one block from the beach.. the hotel and room was very coean, neat and organized. very courteous staff and helpful.. the food was very good.. a great experience overall.."

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta
Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel
Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Calle 24 No 3-65, Santa Marta
The price is $61 per night from May 7 to May 8
Located in Historic Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Magdalena River and Parque de Los Novios. Old San Juan de Dios Hospital Museum and Marina ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (217 reviews)
"The hotel is very nice, but the staff is really great, and they made us feel really happy during pur stay there."

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel
AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Marta
AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Marta
3.5 out of 5
CALLE 23 NO. 1C - 79, Santa Marta
The price is $62 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28
Located in Historic Center, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Magdalena River and Parque de Los Novios. Marina Santa Marta and Old San Juan de Dios ...
4.2/5Very Good! (115 reviews)
"Everything was perfect!"

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Marta
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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 $59 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta
Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel
Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Calle 24 No 3-65, Santa Marta
The price is $61 per night from May 7 to May 8
Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel
AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Marta
AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Marta
3.5 out of 5
CALLE 23 NO. 1C - 79, Santa Marta
The price is $62 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28
AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Marta
Hotel Boutique Don Pepe
Hotel Boutique Don Pepe
4 out of 5
Calle 16 No 1c - 92, Barrio Centro, Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $164 per night from May 2 to May 3
Hotel Boutique Don Pepe
Hotel Boutique Jardín Del Duque
Hotel Boutique Jardín Del Duque
3.5 out of 5
Calle 20 # 1 C 20, Santa Marta, Magdalena
Hotel Boutique Jardín Del Duque
Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa
Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa
3.5 out of 5
Calle 19 No. 2 A 09, Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $92 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
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Grand Marina Santa Marta
Grand Marina Santa Marta
3 out of 5
carrera 1 22- 79, Santa Marta
The price is $94 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Grand Marina Santa Marta
Ayenda 1614 Playa y Mar
Ayenda 1614 Playa y Mar
2.5 out of 5
Carrera 2 # 18-17, Santa Marta
The price is $17 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
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Casa de Isabella, a Kali Hotel
Casa de Isabella, a Kali Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 2da No. 19-20 El Centro, Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $47 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Casa de Isabella, a Kali Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.