Food Tour in Santa Marta Old City

Santa Marta

4 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour




Español, Inglés


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. Let our guide walk you through the best food stands and its people. Then, try the Caribbean cuisine: bollo, patacón, 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.

What to expect on this food tour in Santa Marta Old City?

Learn about Colombian Caribbean identity and culture through its cuisine with this food journey. 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. If you want to keep exploring the city, we invite you to check out the historic top places you cannot miss in Santa Marta.


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.

Some of the food samples you may taste are 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. After this tasting experience, our driver will take you back to your hotel where you can rest.


  • A walk along Santa Marta’s historical center
  • A full immersion inside the Public Market of the city
  • A fun and interactive experience with locals and their stories
  • Memories full of senses about colors, smells and flavors of this Caribbean city


  • Gran Colombia Tours private guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in private transportation
  • At least 5 gastronomic experiences including salty and sweet food, and typical beverages
  • All risk insurance
  • Extra food
  • Extra purchases

Know before you book

  • Keep in mind this tour does not offer vegan options
  • Please tell the guide if you have any food restriction or allergies

Tour's Location

Santa Marta



Member Since 2023

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