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Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018

Minca Village

Pozo Azul en Minca Pozo Azul en Minca

Minca is a small self-sustaining village with unimaginable wealth, with spectacular and diverse flora and fauna since its located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, which was declared "Reserve of the Man and Biosphere" by UNESCO and Ecosystem priority for conservation in South America by the International Union. Minca gets its name because Don Juan de Minca who was the first to settle there with his family, coming from Spain. Among the spectacular flora Minca trees are 40 meters in height with palms, ferns and vines and other vegetation which provide us with spectacular green views and with stunning panoramic views of Santa Marta those of which we highlight the Minca mirador (viewpoint) and the Casa Loma Hostel.

As for the fauna of Minca we find bears, armadillos, monkeys and a variety of thousands of butterflies, insects and birds which make Minca a destination for nature lovers, especially birdwatchers who come to enjoy El Dorado Nature Reserve with nearly 20 endemic species of birds. This cozy coffee town with an average temperature of 18 ® C and just over 660 masl is the dream of every tourist who want to breathe fresh air and its located only 14 km from Santa Marta, the road is in good condition and only takes half an hour to arrive to Minca, a town that welcomes tourists with smiles and open arms, a town where many of the businesses owners were once tourists arriving on vacation and stayed, a town we recommend as one of the best attractions of Santa Marta. Hotels in Minca are for all tastes and budgets, from backpackers to more demanding tourists.

Among its sights we find the Iglesia Del Perpetuo Socorro de Minca (local church), located in the town center, where Father Oswaldo Herrera is in charge of guiding the spiritual life of locals and tourists every day. Also another attraction is the Minca River, where you can enjoy a delicious cold bath, before or after eating at one of the many restaurants in Minca.

Recommended Activities in Minca

  • Tubing Adventure
  • Bird Watching in El Dorado Reserve
  • Coffe Tour


  • Bring cold weather clothing because some nights have low temperatures.

  • Carry cash since at the moment Minca has no ATMs.

  • Mobile signal is available for Movistar and Comcel, so if you have Tigo notify your family or take another cellphone.




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