Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is located in the northern part of Colombia, in the Departments of Magdalena, La Guajira and Cesar. The Teyuna Archaeological Park, also called "Ciudad Perdida" (Lost City), home of the greatest indigenous civilization of the country, is in this mountain.

This mountain is the world's highest coastal system. Currently, about 30,000 members of the indigenous communities Kogi, Arhuaco, Kankuamo, Wiwa, known as "big brothers", live in the park. UNESCO declared the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta as the Biosphere Reserve Park and World Heritage Site in 1979. It is performed, permanently, recovery, research and conservation work. Hiking trails through various historical and cultural sites are the main tourist activities in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. 

One can reach it by air, land and sea from Santa Marta. It must be run by road about 42 kilometers on a dirty road, coming first to the Minca town, then to Kennedy Hill and to the San Lorenzo research station, using all this way for about an hour and a half.

Activities: Cultural contact, bird watching, hiking, observing wildlife, archeology, hiking, research and environmental education activities.


Photos by : 1. Nick29; 2., 3. Daisy Tarrier - Wikimedia