Quinta San Pedro Alejandrino
This botanical garden right outside of Santa Marta is home to the final resting place of Simon Bolivar, the liberator of Colombia (and many other Latin American countries) who was from Spain. This guy is a Colombian hero. The memorial and museum in his old home, created to honor him, are impressive. This excursion is a ‘must’ for history buffs. In addition, keep your eyes peeled for the gigantic iguanas that lounge in the immense trees around the property.
Where: Mamatoco, 20 minute cab drive from the hostel and historical center