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Santa Marta Experience, colors, streets and flavors.

Your guru: Javier
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  • Santa Marta
  • Available in: Spanish, English, Portuguese

About the guru Javier

I am a social communicator, in love with life in the Caribbean, its customs, stories, streets, flavors, colors, people and sounds; former university professor, musician and especially good vibes. I work at Free Tours to fulfill one of my biggest dreams and go around the world, for that I not only do tours, I also make friends, let's meet and walk around Santa Marta!

I am a social communicator, in love with life in the Caribbean, its customs, stories, streets, flavors, colors, people and sounds; former university professor, musician and especially good vibes. I work at Free Tours to fulfill one of my biggest dreams and go around the world, for that I not only do tours, I also make friends, let's meet and walk around Santa Marta!

About the tour

This is a tour designed by travelers for travelers, offering a personalized guide in touristic sites, monuments, parks, streets and graffiti, making this a route full of colors and also flavors,because on the tour we will try one of the most delicious juices made from a typical fruit of the region next to another hydration point to refresh the road.

Within the tour we will also do a quick course of Colombian Spanish, understanding typical phrases and some of the slang that we can practice at some points of the tour.

We will also talk about the top 3 of party sites (with other honorable mentions), and you can recived recomendations about the places to eat and drink something based on my experiences

We will visit monuments such as Rodrigo de Bastidas, Simón Bolívar, Santa Marta Basilica Cathedral, Francisco de Paula Santander and Tayrona Deity; also the Gold Museum and San Juan Nepomuceno. We will also show graffitis produced in the framework of Ciclón Callejero and other street art initiatives.

In case you are interested, we can give you recommendations of restaurants, clothing stores, handicrafts and bags in which you can receive discounts or gifts. Ask your guide!

Meeting point
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How to find me: Normally we meet in Parque de Los Novios next to the Francisco de Paula Santander monument. Sometimes we agree with our guests to go to their hotel or hostel, as long as it is within the Historic Center sector
Tour duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings 90

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Sabrina Paoletta

4 months ago

Javier nos mostró un maravilloso recorrido por Santa Marta. Sabe mucho de la historia y de las condiciones socio-culturales. Es un tipo muy simpàtico! Gracias!

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Angela

4 months ago

The free walking tour with Javier was great! He did not just talk about the history of Santa Marta and some important graffiti, but also introduced me to the Colombian music (champeta / cumbia) and 2 local drinks (cerveza / fruit juice). Javier really brought me closer to the Colombian culture. Thank you so much, Javier! I highly recommend this fantastic tour to everyone visiting Santa Marta. It's a must-do in Santa Marta. :-D

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Samuel camits

4 months ago

La calidad profesional de Javier y su amabilidad

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Soledad

4 months ago

Lo estuve esperando en la plaza de los novios hasta las 10am y nunca apareció. Ni siquiera se puso en contacto para avisarme. Una vergüenza como se manejó

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Carmen sanchez

4 months ago

Super recomendable para toda la gente que visite Santa Marta. Javier un guía fantástico para ver la ciudad de manera diferente al circuito más bá con su trabajo sabe transmitirlo.

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Leonardo

5 months ago

Javier is a very cheerful guy. He claims to have learned English from watching Netflix series and if that's true, it comes out as a delightful surprise: although not "grammatically perfect", he manages to explain quite well everything you need to know.

He points out the significance of Santa Marta in the history of Colombia and takes you through all the major monuments and historical sites in the city. However, his main focus is social and artistic expressions in the form of Graffiti walls (of which there are many in the city, and he claims to have helped make some of them), as well as showing tourists what he claims to be the "real Colombia" (informal street commerce, where people deal in counterfeit products or maybe even contraband in broad daylight, in full view of policemen patrolling the streets).

On a more positive note, he also invited us to taste some local drinks (Corossol juice and Aguapanela), as well as made plenty of recommendations of places to eat, to party or to buy local craft work. Some of these places will even give you discounts or free stuff if you tell them that Javier recommended them.

Although not the kind of tour I was expecting when I signed up, it certainly was a very positive experience that I can easily recommend to anyone visiting Santa Marta.

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