Minca: Lush mountain greenery

Minca is a a tiny, isolated town perched high up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains overlooking Santa Marta. The journey from Santa Marta to Minca is spectacular, winding up the side of the mountain watching Santa Marta and the coast recede into the distance. We stayed in a recently-built hostel called Finca Hostal Bolivar which helpfully offered to arrange transport for anyone coming from Santa Marta, but taxis and colectivos are also an option. The journey takes around 45 minutes. Shopping and banking facilities in Minca are extremely limited so do your main shopping and stock up before heading out. Fincar Hostal Bolivar in Minca Finca Hostal Bolivar is just five minutes walk outside of the main hustle and bustle of Minca. There are some quite steep steps down to the entrance then serendipity awaits. The building is fresh, well equipped and spacious and the kitchen was one of the…

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