From the Bus Terminal
The easiest and safest way to La Brisa Loca from the bus terminal in Santa Marta is to take a taxi outside the terminal. The cost of the taxi is between 5,000 and 6,000 pesos depending on the time of day. Be sure to negotiate the price BEFORE GETTING IN. Tell the driver the address is Calle 14 Numero 3-58 Centro Historico right next to Plaza San Francisco.
If you choose to take a taxi, make sure to negotiate the price of 8,000-9,000 pesos BEFORE GETTING IN. Tell the driver the address is Calle 14 Numero 3-58 Centro Historico right next to Plaza San Francisco. Or take the bus (collectivo) for 1,400 pesos and get off on the beach right next to Parque Simon Bolivar. Walk away from the beach along the left side of park and continue half a block after the park ends and the hostel will be on your right side.
Pick up the ‘chicken bus’ (small, tight capacity buses) at the park entrance and take it to the end of the line, El Mercado, Calle 11 con Carrera 11 in Santa Marta. From there you can get a 4,500 pesos taxi to Calle 14 Numero 3-58 Centro Historico or walk your way back through the market, 7 blocks towards the beach and three blocks to the left.
Save yourself the hassle and ask your hostel to book a ‘puerta a puerta’ shuttle with Hostel 2 Hostel for 42,000 pesos. They will pick you up at your hostel door and drop you off at ours in an air-con minibus. The other option is the normal bus for 20,000 to 25,000 pesos from the bus terminal in Cartagena to the one in Santa Marta. Check with your hostel for schedules and station locations.
From the Santa Marta Airport
The best option is to take a taxi from outside the baggage claim. Be sure and negotiate a price of 23,000 pesos BEFORE GETTING IN. Tell them the address is Calle 14 Numero 3-58 Centro Historico, right next to Plaza San Francisco.
From the Barranquilla Airport
If you would like, we can arrange an airport transfer for 180,000 pesos ahead of time. Otherwise, look for a taxi outside of the terminal. They will ask for 200,000 pesos, but try and get them down to 180,000 pesos. Tell them the address is Calle 14 Numero 3-58 Centro Historico, right next to Plaza San Francisco. If you want to take the bus you can also take a taxi for 15,000 pesos to the Brasila Office on Ave Simon Bolivar. A bus to Santa Marta is 15,000 pesos, you can either take a big Brasilia bus from the office or one of the other small Berlinave or Costeña busses that pass by on the highway.