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How to get to Finca Carpe Diem

Finca Carpe Diem is located in the Minca area in a tiny village Paso del Mango in the Northern part of Colombia, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range. If you want to visit us, you always have to pass through Bonda, which is a little town in between Santa Marta/Taganga and Tayrona/palomino (see map for location). From Bonda it is another 20 minutes uphill with car/moto to reach Finca Carpe Diem.

We offer an amazing peaceful natural paradise with a large swimming pool alongside a beautiful river in the Minca area. You sleep as a baby in our affordable indigenous styled eco-huts, private rooms and dorms.Let us be your home base to discover costal Colombia!


Public transportation $ 9.500 COP

Leaving from the centre of Santa Marta:

  • Take a buseta (1 hour driving – $1.500 COP) or taxi (30 min driving – $10,000 COP) going to Bonda.
  • Ask to get off at the “Campo de Futbol” or police station in Bonda.
  • Here you can take a moto taxi off-road up hill (15 min – $12.000 COP). Mototaxis are used to get up with people and luggage. However if you feel you have to many things with you, a good idea is to ask a third driver to get up with the luggage.
  • In stead of taking a moto, you can also do a nice walk (1,5 hour from the Campo de Futbol in Bonda) and ask for Carpe Diem.

Coming from Tayrona/palomino to Santa Marta, you can also ask to drop you off in Bonda and take the mototaxi.

From Taganga the easiest is to get a taxi to Bonda (35 min – $18.000 COP) and then get the motorbike.

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Visit Carpe Diem with your own transport

You need a 4×4 vehicle to get here. If not, leave your car in a parking lot near the police center of Bonda and come up with a motorbike or we can organize you a private car.


Pick-up service

We can schedule a pick-up service with a 4×4 car for you from:

  • The airport (150.000 cop/tr)
  • Santa Marta or Taganga (100.000 cop/tr)
  • Bonda (80.000 cop/tr)
  • Palomino (250.000 cop/tr)
  • Tayrona (200.000 cop/tr)
  • Minca centro (150.000 cop/tr)

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