Sierra Nevada

Satellite view of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is the highest coastal mountain range in the world. Some of the peaks reach almost 6,000 metres (approximately 19,685 feet) above sea level.

A number of eco-regions exist in the Sierra Nevada, stretching from a tropical equatorial climate at sea level, through to jungles and then glaciers at the summits. You can find guided walks through this microcosm of the earth itself.

You can enter the Sierra Nevada via Minca and then continue on to Cerro Kennedy and even further to the San Lorenzo Experimental Station.

The Sierra Nevada at dawn

You can meet some of the indigenous people living in the Sierra Nevada from the Kogi or Arhauco tribes.

If you’re lucky you may see a jaguar or tapir on your journey. Condors and other birds roam the skies of the Sierra Nevada region.

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With limited accommodation options available we recommend Hostal Santa Elena in Sierra Nevada.

For bookings contact the hostal directly at 314 5619608 or 317 679 2441 or alternatively send an email to


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