Santa Marta Food Experience

3 to 4 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


In this experience you will discover the unique flavors of the Caribbean region of Colombia with a local guide. We will go to 7 places in total in the historical center of Santa Marta and sample a variety of traditional food and drinks. We will visit multiple family-owned businesses to try arepas de huevo, cayeye, and other special dishes, as well as meet with some of the best professional baristas in the region. In a single afternoon, you will be able to learn more about the Caribbean Colombian culture through its food and history. This tour is accomodating for both vegetarian and vegan preferences. We will eat enough for lunch and dinner so please make sure you come hungry!


  • Snacks - We will stop at 7 different food and beverage places and try samples of Colombian Costeño food.
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water
  • Fresh juice
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - Bahia de Santa Marta

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Saint Francis Square, Cra. 4, Centro Histórico, Santa Marta (Distrito Turístico Cultural E Histórico), Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

We will all meet up here to begin our tour.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mercado Público de Santa Marta, Cra. 9, Comuna 3, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

We will start off by heading to a local market to sample a very traditional dish at a family-owned restaurant.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Institución Educativa Distrital La Industrial, Av. del Libertador, Comuna 4, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

Next we will see how a classic dish from the Carribean coast of Colombia is prepared: the arepa de huevo. We will watch as a local cook makes this delicious snack step-by-step before trying them fresh.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ikaro Cafe, Cl. 19 #3-60, Comuna 2, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

At this stop we will dive into Colombian coffee culture and discuss its impact on the country. We will have a professional barrista prepare coffee for us in a unique way; we will smell and taste a cup of high quality organic coffee.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Catedral de Santa Marta, Carrera 17 14, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470004 Colombia

We will pass by the cathedral of the oldest city in Colombia.

Stop At: Bahia de Santa Marta, Bahia, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470002 Colombia

We will walk around the harbor of Santa Marta. There we can stop to take pictures, enjoy the beachside, or try any of the small shops and restaurants.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Restaurante Mañe Cayon, Cra. 1a #26-37, Comuna 2, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

Here we will try delicious Caribbean patacones with a special Santa Martan twist!

Duration: 45 minutes

Additional information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions this tour will not provide any shared food and every customer will have their own food and snack. Due to COVID-19 restrictions this tour will visit only restaurants that follow all the rules and regulations in order to protect the health and safety of our customers.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
December 2021

The trip was a blast - like other reviewers, the food sampled was both high in quantity, and items I probably would have never ordered myself. Everything we had was off the charts good and the walk around Santa Marta was pleasant (definitely nice to have a guide). Al was very knowledgeable abou...

D'Ette M
September 2021

Absolutely loved the walking food tour in Santa Marta. We got to try many authentic and delicious dishes, and even go inside the kitchen of one of the restaurants and watch how they make their arepas e huevos. The guide (Fredy) was super knowledgeable about the history of the places and food, as ...

December 2020

A terrific way to sample the local flavors and try some things you may not have ordered on your own. Seven stops starting with aeropress style coffee and ending with a ceviche stop and dessert, made sense as a large progressive meal and also geographically bringing us near our hotel after the fi...

February 2023

My guide was Al and he was very friendly and knowledgeable about the different food cultures within Santa Marta. Definitely I would suggest not to eat breakfast before the tour because you will get more than enough food on the tour. I actually had to take the last dish to go because I was so full...

February 2023

I highly recommend this tour. Paula took us through 6 or 7 different locations. I won't reveal them as I think it's nicer if you get the surprise! But it was diverse and a nice walk around the city, including the colourful meat, fish and vegetable market. Our guide was friendly, energetic and kno...

February 2023

A great way to try the local food! We even got to make our own Arepas which just automatically made the whole experience more immersive! Our guide Paula was wonderful. She would explain the history of Santa Marta and the process of how certain foods were made as we went along. Definitely recommen...

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