How to get to Palomino from Santa Marta

Getting to Palomino from Santa Marta is very easy, whether you go by bus, taxi or your own car, we tell you how to get there, how long it takes and more.

Published -0001-11-30 00:00:00

The fastest way to get to Palomino is departing from Santa Marta; the way depends on your budget and preferences. So, let’s see detailed information about the different transportation means you can take if you are in Santa Marta and want to arrive at Palomino, la Guajira.

By bus

In the Public Market of Santa Marta there are buses that cover the route from Santa Marta to Palomino. This is the best option if you do not have a car and you want to save some money during your trip.

The fare for this service (Santa Marta to Palomino) is $12.000 COP or $2.5 USD. The duration of the trip is about 1 hour 50 mins.

By taxi

If you are looking for a faster service, you can call a taxi, it is more comfortable, and as you have a taxi company that supports the quality of the service, it is going to be a safer trip too. The most common options are: Hey taxi Santa Marta (Via App or web), or the 420 9000 (+57 605 420 9000).

Most hotels can arrange this service at the front desk.

By private transportation

No doubt, the most convenient way to get to Palomino from Santa Marta is by booking a transportation that easily fits your itinerary. Visit Santa Marta provides you with a private transportation service for your trip to Palomino. Depending on the size of the group of people traveling with you, we can take you in an SUV for up to 4 people, or a Van, if the group is larger, up to 10 people.

How to get from Santa Marta’s airport to Palomino

Just outside the airport you will find taxis that can take you directly to Palomino or the Public Market (from where you can take the bus to Palomino).

The duration of the trip from Santa Marta’s airport to Palomino is about 1 hour 50 minutes, and to the Public Market about 40 minutes. Taking to Palomino directly from the airport by taxi is not the cheapest option but the fastest.


  • Have your hotel booking information ready if you are staying in Palomino

  • Tubing on the Palomino river (ride a float on the river while watching the scenery)

  • Wear beach clothes and sunglasses

  • Bring sunblock and mosquito repellent

  • Watch the sunset at the beach

  • Surf

What travelers ask us frequently

What’s the cheapest way to get to Palomino?

The most common and the cheapest way to get to Palomino is by public transportation, you can take a bus in the market of Santa Marta.

How long does it take to get to Palomino from Santa Marta?

Duration can vary depending where you are, but it generally takes from 1 hour and 40 minutes to 2 hours.

How many tolls are on the road from Santa Marta to Palomino?

On this road you will find one toll, you have to pay if you are driving a car (the cost depends on the vehicle type). So, if you are going by bus you do not have to pay for it since it is the responsibility of the driver.

Where is Palomino located?

Palomino is a tourist village in La Guajira department, it is located near Santa Marta (50 miles or 80 km east). Its location near the river of the same name and the pristine beaches of the Caribbean Sea make them a perfect place for relaxing or partying at a tropical beach.

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