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Hostels in Minca and surroundings

Hostels in Minca and surroundings

Minca and surroundings: what to do and where to stay? Minca is a small but well-travelled town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in the Northern part of colombia. In recent years tourism has grown a lot, and there are many things to undertake, basically outdoor activities. We noticed visitors head off...

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Why hiking between Paso del Mango and Minca, if you can also run?

Why hiking between Paso del Mango and Minca, if you can also run?

I’m a big fan of trail running, because it combines the beauty of nature with adventure and challenge. While reading another blog about hiking between Paso del Mango and Minca, I got the idea to try to do the same trail, running. I was especially attracted by the promising words: “steep – many turns –...

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Chocolate making in a Cacao farm near Santa Marta

Chocolate making in a Cacao farm near Santa Marta

Recently, Finca Carpe Diem was visited by two travel bloggers, Noelle & Fabio, who did a beautiful piece on the amazing Cacao Farm just down the road from us in Paso del Mango. After reading their post below make sure to visit their blog, Visi Todo for more helpful and insightful information. After reading their post...

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Jogging Pozo del Amor, Paso del Mango

Every Sunday we gather near the front of Finca Carpe Diem in our running gear. Sunday is our jogging day to Pozo del Amor. After we’ve all finished prepping, we start jogging right from the entrance. The beginning leg of the jog is almost like running for the first time. You can’t just run forward...

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Mini Ciudad Perdida of Paso del Mango

I was getting many questions here at Finca Carpe Diem about exactly where and how one can visit the Mini Ciudad Perdida of Paso del Mango. Well, that prompted a little jaunt with a camera to document the path a bit better. If you plan on taking the 30 minute hike to what we call...

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Paso del mango’s hidden waterfalls

Paso del mango contains many hidden gems and unknown secrets. Three of those are the unnamed and untamed hidden waterfalls. At roughly 45 minutes of hiking up a dirt path from Finca Carpe Diem, you arrive at the known waterfall of Cascada de Silvestre. There you can enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings as well as swim in crisp and cool...

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Camping at the Santa Marta viewpoint

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...

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