Santa Marta was originally inhabited by the Tairona South American natives. It was founded in 1525 as a Spanish colony by Rodrigo de Bastidas.
Today, Santa Marta is known as a popular vacation destination, as well as for its beautiful but crowded beaches and Caribbean waters, maritime activities, bahia location, hilly landscape, and colorful downtown area.
People Born in Santa Marta
Santa Marta in People's Lives
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 1985 to film scenes of the movie The Mission. I returned in 2009 to film scenes of the movie The Next Three Days.