Hotel San Miguel Imperial
Places to visit
In this beautiful city you will enjoy a colonial environment, beautiful landscapes that evoke times of conquest, indigenous and pirates, beaches surrounded by mountains and life-giving rivers. We are located in a strategic area, a few blocks away from the "Parque de los Novios", the Basilica Cathedral, the Marina, the Gold Museum and the Ethnographic Museum. Visit us and meet our happy and friendly people, always ready to give you a smile; know our customs, our Caribbean folklore and what to tell you about our music?, cheerful and welcoming, without a doubt these are just some of the many wonders you will discover in this beautiful city, which will undoubtedly make you fall in love!
Come and discover what Santa Marta has for you, a paradise to discover.
Cathedral Basilica of Santa Marta
The Cathedral of Santa Marta was founded in 1765, although the first one built of mud and palm, was made by our founder Don Rodrigo de Bastidas, and was located in the current Bank of the Republic, but in this place were easy targets for pirates , so it was moved and constructed of more resistant material; its design was created by Juan Cayetano Chacón. In this are the remains of the founder of the city and the heart of the liberator Simón Bolívar delivered by the Venezuelans in 1842. The Cathedral is c... more
Located: Carrera 4 No. 16-02 Historic Center. Just five minutes walk from the hotel you can visit this beautiful monument, full of history and local culture.
The Marina of Santa Marta
The Marina Santa Marta is located in Carrera 1 with 22-93 street, has an excellent location, a beautiful view and different services that make this place the perfect option to visit. You can find varied services like restaurants, where you can find pizzas, Mexican food, sea food among others, besides the best coffee and cocktails, you will also find a modern gym, bathrooms, Wifi and more. It has 256 berths of boats and offers 24 hour security. Watching the sunset at this place will definitely be... more
National natural park Tayrona
Our natural wonder, has 15,000 hectares that contain a natural wealth, beautiful beaches, flora and wildlife, a must visit destination when arriving to the city.
Tayrona National Park is located 34 km from Santa Marta, its beautiful landscape is composed of lush vegetation, big volcanic rocks and crystal clear water. To get to the park it takes 50 minutes from the hotel, and its access can be by public service buses that leave from the public market (only 15 minutes walking from the hotel)... more
Tayrona National Park is located 34 km from Santa Marta, its beautiful landscape is composed of lush vegetation, big volcanic rocks and crystal clear water. To get to the park it takes 50 minutes from the hotel, and its access can be by public service buses that leave from the public market (only 15 minutes walking from the hotel) or hire a tourist agency. When you arrive at the entrance (the Zaino) you pay the value of the quota and they give you a handle that credits you as a guest of the Park. When you walk through the park you will find different beaches such as Cañaveral, Arrecife, Arenilla, La piscina, Cabo san juan, nudist beach and the other majestic rainforest features of the National Park, you can also know our history in the small town Chayrama, remember that the park has different entrances, one for Neguanje, Calabazo and Zaino, also keep in mind the visit to the park must be scheduled in advance, to visit it in one day we recommend leaving very early to get to Cabo San Juan. For more information we invite you to visit the hotel reception.
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino was founded in 1608. It was the place where our liberator Simon Bolivar gave his last breath. Its intact colonial design, as well as all its ornamentation will make you live the history as if it had been yesterday, in addition you can enjoy the botanical garden and the Bolivarian Museum of Contemporary Art. La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino is open from Sunday to Sunday and the best, is 15 minutes by car from the hotel, you can also take public transport that... more
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Parque de los Novios (Parque Santander)
This emblematic park was created in 1903, first it was the market square of the city. Located opposite the courthouse, on 18th Street, just three blocks from the hotel, you can enjoy a variety of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Its bohemian image certainly stands out in the evenings. This park takes its name "park Santander" in honor of the "man of the laws", Francisco de Paula Santander, but since it was the refuge of many lovers, who were cited to see in this place, colloquially his name was... more
Exotic village of fishermen, its beauty lies in the preservation of its traditions. To get to Taganga from the hotel, you only have to take a taxi that will take about 15 minutes, you can also take a bus to just one street. Arriving at taganga you will find its famous viewpoint, where you can enjoy the majestic view of the caribbean sea. On your beach you will find small boats of fishermen but if you want a more tranquil place, you can simply walk through its hills and reach some of its almost v... more
Bahia Concha is a beautiful beach of the City of Santa Marta, whose main characteristic is the tranquility and crystallinity of its waters, its white sand, soft and beautiful landscape. The best place to de-stress. Only 40 minutes from the hotel (13.2km) via the national park, although it is in a secluded location, it is easy to arrive. From the historical center you can take a bus to the Chimila neighborhood and from there take a motorcycle or a car to the entrance; there you will pay approxima... more
Playa cristal is one of the most striking beaches of Tayrona Park, considered one of the most beautiful in the world. In it you will find beautiful corals and goldfish. Its totally crystalline waters and its white sand will make you live an unforgettable experience. This beautiful beach is an idea to rest. You have two options to reach this wonderful place, the first is to hire a tour, which will pick you up at the hotel; the amount to be paid includes transportation and the permit to enter, the... more
The Santa Marta gold museum is located at Calle 14 No 1C-37, on Simon Bolivar Park, about 10 minutes walking from the hotel, in the famous Casa de la Aduana, the city's first house built in 1530. Entrance to the museum is free, open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. You have to keep in mind that Mondays do not open, even if they are holidays.
In this space you will find prehispanic pieces of great cultural value of gol... more
In this space you will find prehispanic pieces of great cultural value of goldsmiths, ceramics, bone, shells, jewelry, ethnographic and colonial objects. It has four thematic rooms that enclose cultural and tourist attractions. Come and enjoy this beautiful samario bulwark.
Waterfalls of Marinka, Minca
The waterfalls of Marinka is an exotic tourist spot near the coffee town of Minca, one of its main characteristics is the humid jungle environment that offers us the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, on the way to reach the waterfall you will see different species of birds, since the sector is one of the most important bird sighting sanctuaries in Colombia, with more than 350 species. Around you will see coffee plantations and exotic flowers endemic to the Sierra Nevada. To get from the hotel to t... more
The magic of this place will captivate you!
Casino treasure of the sea
Pozo azul, Minca
Pozo azul is one of the favorite places to visit in Santa Marta if you are looking for something different to beach, breeze and sea. Its main attraction is its spectacular landscapes. To get to blue well we take a bus in the public market of the city to only 15 minutes of the hotel; the bus takes 45 minutes to reach Minca where you have to follow the path to reach this destination. The road is a long way to do it on foot, but many tourists do it because on the way you can see the beauty of the l... more
Aquarium and museum of the sea
The Aquarium and Museum of the sea is located between Rodadero Beach and Playa Blanca. In it you will be able to know spectacular species which 98% are native of the zone. The aquarium has 13 swimming pools and 15 glass aquariums with more than 805 aminals, including: sharks, sea lions, turtles, sea birds and a large number of invertebrates, we can also find old and modern nautical equipment and a magical collection of prehispanic objects belonging to the Tayronas. To get to the Aquarium it will... more
This beautiful beach is a symbol of tranquility and as its name indicates, its white sand and calm water will make you spend a spectacular day without having to go that far. Just 10 minutes from the hotel by taxi or 15 minutes in buseta you will find the beaches of the rodadero, from there you take a boat that in about 15 minutes will be leaving you in this magical place to enjoy the Colombian caribbean, before arriving you can enter the Aquarium and see the dolphin show. Away from the hustle an... more
Ciudad perdida is an ancient Tayrona indigenous village built in 700 or 800 AD. It was discovered in 1976 by a group of archaeologists. The city rises to 900 and 1300 meters of height. The road is not easy at all, but the landscape and the life-giving waters of the Buritaca River give the necessary strength to continue. To go to a lost city you must hire a tour, the journey is 4 to 6 days, entering the path Mamey or Machete in the Guachaca district, located on the road to Riohacha on the main ro... more
No doubt getting there will change your life!