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It is the department of Colombia, located to the north of the country. The capital of the Magdalena is Santa Marta and was named after the Magdalena River. It inherited the name of the nine states of the United States of Colombia that its current territory integrated. It is located on the North Coast of the Colombian Caribbean Region.

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Ciudad Perdida:

Ciudad Perdida is called "Lost City"’ is the archaeological site of an ancient city in Colombia's Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. It is believed to find about 800 CE, some 650 years earlier than Machu Picchu. The location is also known as Teyuna and Buritaca.

La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino:

It is a hacienda or quinta built in the 17th century. Famous for the death place of Simón Bolívar on December 17, 1830. Hacienda is located in the corregimiento of Mamatoco with the tourist district of Santa Marta, near the Caribbean sea in northern Colombia.

In Bolívar's time, the estate produced rum, honey and panela. Nowadays it purpose as a tourist site, museum and historical landmark. Simón Bolívar is considered one of the most influential people in the struggle for independence for South American countries including Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Museum is considered a tourist site where others can come to honor his actions. There is a small entrance fee for the museum, with a discount for children.

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona:

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona is a magical part of Colombia's Caribbean coast. With the stunning stretches of golden sandy beach backed by coconut palms and thick rainforest. Behind it all rise the steep hillsides of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, is the world's highest coastal mountain range. The park stretches along the coast from the Bahía de Taganga near Santa Marta to the mouth of the Río Piedras, 35km east, and covers some 12,000 hectares of land and 3000 hectares of coral-rich sea.

The Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum:

The Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum are public aquarium and maritime museum. It is located in the Inca Inca Cove off the Rodadero beach in Santa Marta, Colombia. It is part of the National Network of Museums of Colombia and part of ACOPAZOA, Colombian branch of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Reachable mainly by motorboat, the aquarium has 13 pools with direct connection to the Caribbean Sea. It contains over 805 animals that include sharks, sea turtles, dolphins, sea lions, crustaceans, fish and seabirds, and 98% of which are native to the area.

The Aquarium contains a museum section that exhibits dissected specimens and nautical equipment. As well as an exhibition that focuses on the pre-columbian culture of the Taironas and their connection to the sea

Pico Cristóbal Colón:

It is the highest mountain in Colombia, with an estimated height of 5,700 metres. It is also the fifth most well known

in the world. The nearest peak that is higher is Cayambe, some 1,288 kilometres away. It is a permanent snow cap on this peak and on the nearby mountains. It is part of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta range with Pico Simón Bolívar. The peak is named after Christopher Columbus.

Pico Cristóbal Colón and Pico Simón Bolívar are the two highest peaks in Colombia and are very nearly equal in elevation. This is a very interesting place to visit.

Salamanca Island Road Park:

The Salamanca Island Road Park is a national park and it is located in the Caribbean Region of Colombia. Western outskirts of the city of Ciénaga in the Magdalena. Flora and fauna is in abundance because of there is  confluence of sweet water flowing from the Magdalena River and saline water of the Caribbean Sea. It was created in 1964 to protect the abundant bird life and coastal mangroves.

Vía Park is the Spanish name because of the road that runs through connected Santa Marta with Barranquilla. The park was designated a Biosphere Reserve.

Rodadero Beach:

Rodadero Beach is a hub of sand and sun on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast. Enjoy a range of activities including diving, sailing and paddle boating. This beach is a more active and dynamic option than its nearby rival beach, Playa Blanca. Rodadero Beach has more Colombian atmosphere with not many international visitors. The beach first became popular in the 1950s. Now, it is one of the most visited parts of Colombia’s northern coast.

Relax on the beach’s warm white sand. Go for a swim in the calm turquoise-colored ocean water. Try snorkeling with your own equipment or rent a mask on the beach. Rent a sailboat from vendors on the beach. Try scuba diving with one of the accompany scattered around Santa Marta.

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