So last time I was telling you about sunset in Minca & how it was one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen… The sky turned orange & then deep red to finish with a pink & violet color that was just incredible.
Our hostel Casa Loma had a sunset terrace
where we seated with a local beer
to admire this amazing technicolor show
What do you say, isn’t it one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world?!
Sorry for the too many pictures, but I was unable to stop snapping 😉
Once the sky became dark, we came down to the hostel’s restaurant/bar/terrace/living room for dinner.
Casa Loma overlooks the below city of Santa Marta & the view at night is beautiful.
& as in the most local south-american tradition, there are colorful hammocks where you can chill out 🙂 –
I dream to bring one of those hammocks back home, but our living room isn’t big enough… Plus I’m not sure it would fit with the rest of the furnitures 😉
Anyway, it wasn’t long enough before we started feeling all sleepy, plus we were staying in Casa Luna, a hut in the middle of the forest, so we were looking forward to look at the stars from the cosiness of our own bed.
It really was quite incredible to sleep outdoor, listening to the jungle’s sounds in a so comfy way :))
Speaking of jungle sounds… I must admit we woke up not so rested as apparently nature never sleeps ;p
If you wanna listen to the sounds of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta too, I made a little video 🙂
Anyway, the beautiful view from our hut at sunrise totally made up for the noisy night!
Actually I’d like to sleep in the middle of the nature more often!
We made our way to Minca main square at early morning while watching the town waking up & the children going to school – it’s something we always love to look at when traveling – to take the bus back to Santa Marta & from there another bus to Cartagena.
The hostel owner organized the trip for us so we took a direct bus from Santa Marta to Cartagena avoiding taking the bus stopping in several towns. Still the trip was more than 4 hours…
The bus departed from the Dreamer hostel in Santa Marta, so if you need transportation between Santa Marta & Cartagena (or even between Santa Marta & other nearby destination nearby such as Palomino, Tayrona,…) you can contact them.
Moreover, the Dreamer hostel seemed really nice, while waiting for the bus, we enjoyed one of the best breakfasts (together with the one in Taganga) of our trip- breakfast is my favorite meal of the day so I’m particularly demanding – & we relaxed around the nice swimming pool! 🙂
So if you need a place to stay in Santa Marta I would say the Dreamer hostel is good pick.
Otherwise, if you wanna explore the colorful, colonial city of Cartagena with me, stay tuned, new post coming soon!! :))