Prepping for the hike was fairly straightforward. It was a matter of packing up the tent, a flashlight, grabbing supplies, and a few dinner sandwiches. The hike to the top was not all that difficult however there were times that the added weight of the tent and the backpack were apparent.
After about 40 minutes of hiking, we reached the top. We set up the tent, ate our sandwiches, and popped open a few beers as the sun set on the distant Caribbean sea. The colors were gradients of pastel yellow, orange, and red which slowly transformed into various blues and then black.
We set up the tent, ate the sandwiches, and popped open a few beers as the sun set on the distant Caribbean sea.
As the light from the sun slowly faded, it was replaced with a shimmering blanket of street lamps and house lights from Santa Marta. There was a warm night breeze washing over the hills complementing the atmosphere of relaxation.
The night drew to a close and the city of Santa Marta seemed to expand a lot further than we expected. We sat outside for a little while longer and then jumped into our tent and fell asleep.
The next morning was very lively as the sun peeked over the mountains opposite Santa Marta. We gathered our garbage, dismantled our tent, and started back down to Finca Carpe Diem where we recounted our magical night with fellow travellers over a wonderful breakfast.
As the light from the sun slowly faded, it was replaced with a shimmering blanket of street lamps
The Santa Marta viewpoint isn’t only for camping, in fact it’s a great place to make day hikes as well as sunset and night hikes. Remember to bring a flashlight, some water and a sense of exploration! You can read more about the Santa Marta viewpoint below:
A nice new 4-bed dorm. The room is located in the second house on top of a hill with a small swimming pool and spectacular mountain view. The room comes with air conditioning, first quality mattresses and mosquito nets. The room is located 100 mts from the restaurant and reception following a beautiful stonen path,
Nice brand new dorm (2018) for 4 people, perfect for the budget traveller. The dorm is also great for backpackers who like to meet other people and are looking to do hikes and activities around the finca during the day and sleep peacefully and comfortably during the night.
A spacious brand new tent with two compartiments (one for luggage 1 x 1 mts; one for sleeping 2,3 x 2,3 mts) next to the river under the mango trees. Spacious, nice and calm atmosphere. Not far from the swimming pools and main facilities.