Food Tour in Santa Marta Old City Half-Day

Santa Marta


4 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour

Guaranteed departure




Immerse yourself in the real experience of the Caribbean kitchen with our Food tour in Santa Marta city.

First, visit the public market and go beyond touristic places to give yourself the chance to taste new things. So, let our guide walk you through the best food stands and its people. Then, try the Caribbean cuisine: bollo, patacon, carimañola, ceviche, coconut rice. Although those names are hardly relatable to something common or widely known, we are sure that it will be a gastronomic experience to remember.

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  • A walk along Santa Marta’s historical center
  • A full immersion inside the Public Market of the city
  • Samples and samples of typical foods and drinks of the region (fruits, desserts, finger foods, refreshments)
  • A fun and interactive experience with locals and their stories
  • Memories full of senses about colors, smells and flavors of this Caribbean city

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We know that some travelers would want to try everything but just don’t take any risks. If you are one of those, don’t worry. We will make sure to take you to the best local places. However, if you are ready to try it all, this tour will give you the best insights for you to keep trying.

Learn about Colombian Caribbean identity and culture through its cuisine with this food journey.

Your day will start by meeting our local guide. With him, you will go firstly to Santa Marta’s downtown and then to the public market, a place full of a wide diversity of foodstuff: fruits, herbs, vegetables, and local preparations. In here, you will have the chance to be invited by some samarios to taste their best things. Typical recipes like rice and lemonades, with one of the key Caribbean ingredients: coconut. Bollo, white corn-based doughs wrapped in corn shells. Patacones, crunchy and fried smashed pieces of green plantains that are usually eaten with tomato and onion-based sauces.
Carimañolas, a fried yucca stick filled with cheese. And the well-known ceviche with a Colombian twist. Those are some of the things you will try.

Discover ancient culinary techniques, treasured family recipes, and life stories of the locals that will make you swing from sweet to salty, from fresh to fried tasteful appetizers and from simply tasty to delicious snacks. Real samples of diversity of ingredients and customs, besides the fact of supporting local community development.

This is the most valuable souvenir of the very best side of Santa Marta: tons of food offered to you by joyful and friendly locals. We know there won’t be regrets. You are in for a treat.


  • Gran Colombia Tours Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Samples of typical foods and drinks of the region
  • All-risk insurance
  • Lunch
  • Extra purchases

Additional Information

🟡 Be aware this tour is walking

🟡 Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

🟡 If you have a layover in Santa Marta, please select the airport or the cruise ship terminal as a pick-up point for the layover tour

🟡 If you have any food restriction or allergies, please tell the guide or write it on the booking

🟡 Bring comfortable shoes and water

🟡 Keep hydrating constantly and use sunscreen

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