Top Reasons to Visit Magdalena
February 27, 2013
Many may not be aware of the top reasons to visit Magdalena but there is actually so much to explore in this beautiful department of Columbia. Magdalena is situated on the top portion of Columbia just near the Caribbean Sea with its name inspired by the Magdalena River. Santa Marta is the capital city of Magdalena and is encompassed by La Guajira Department in the northeast portion, Cesar Department on the east, Magdalena River to the west the department of Atlantico on the northwest portion and Bolivar in the southwest. Among all the cities in Magdalena, Santa Marta proves to be the heart of tourism owing to it being the most ancient city in South America and its unparalleled architectural designs. Without a doubt, Magdalena is a must tour in your next vacation spree in Colombia.
A tour to Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) is indeed among the top reasons to visit Magdalena. Ciudad Perdida is a well-known archaeological location in the prehistoric city of Sierra Nevada which is thought to be revealed around the year 1972 when an assemblage of local treasure raiders discovered a ladder of stones mounting towards the mountainside leading them to deserted city which they called “Green Hell”. During the time when genuine jewels were already distributed in the black market, the administration finally decided to open the location to the public on 1975. The site is also recognized to be called as Buritaca while the American locals labelled it as Teyuna.
For those who are enthusiasts of the aquatic wildlife, the Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum is the ultimate place for you to visit. Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum is an aquatic museum situated in the Inca Inca Cove of the Rodadero beach in Santa Marta, Colombia. It went open for public viewing in the year 1965 and became a component of the National Network of Museums of Colombia and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Traversable chiefly by a motorboat, the aquarium has 13 pools with a direct link towards the Caribbean coast. It has 15 huge aquariums consisting beyond 800 sea creatures comprising of sea turtles, sharks, dolphins, crustaceans, sea turtles, seabirds and fishes, a big portion of it are indigenous to the region.
Las Fiestas del Mar (The Festival of the Sea) is among the yearly sought-after festivities in Santa Marta which is indeed one of the top reasons to visit Magdalena. The celebration has consistently drawn the attention of many tourists during the midyear holiday phase primarily because of its jetski exhibitions well-thought-out by Santa Marta Esqui. Furthermore, there are dynamic events to look forward to such as parades, beauty pageants, and vibrant shindigs in the city. Indeed the festival has truly lived up to its famous catchphrase which is “Santa Marta, the magic of having it all.”