Paso Del Mango
Paso Del Mango is in Magdalena Department, Colombia.. It is located about 10 km from Santa Marta
Paso del Mango is a traditional village located in a beautiful valley in the Sierra Nevada mountains, in between evergreen forests and cool mountain rivers, located on an old Tayrona civilization close to Santa Marta and Minca. Paso del Mango is thé ideal location for outdoor activities (hiking, swimming, horse riding, canyoning, etc.) as well as for relaxation and meditation. It has a tropical climate, but because of its height and the forests and rivers nearby it cools down at night, which is perfect for a good sleep!
If you want to visit Paso del Mango, you always have to pass through Bonda, which is a little town in between Santa Marta/Taganga and Tayrona/palomino. From Bonda it is another 20 minutes uphill with car/moto to reach the village.
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 – $10.000 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. Coming from Tayrona/palomino, 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.
Vist a botanic garden with numerous medicinal plants & a butterfly farm. Discover the hidden cascadas of Silvestre. They are amongst the most impressive waterfalls of the whole region. Visit an interesting organic cacao or chocolate processing farm. Beautifull swimming spot in the Poso del Amor or the Pool of Love. Different Daytrips. Bee keeping tour or making cheese from cow milk.
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