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1 room, 2 adults

La Ballena Azul Hotel - Santa Marta

2.5-star2.5 stars
Carrera 1 Calle 18, Santa Marta, Magdalena, 470001, Colombia

Santa Marta beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking
Great location
Beautiful beach
Fantastic service
Pool should be renewed

La Ballena Azul Hotel - Santa Marta

More Info: 6823 2342

  • Superior Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Suite
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed

What’s around La Ballena Azul Hotel - Santa Marta


  • On the beach
  • Taganga Beach - 1 min walk
  • Grande Beach - 14 min walk
  • Magdalena River - 33 min walk
  • Santa Marta Theater - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Mayorship of Santa Marta - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Customs House - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Tairona Gold Museum - 3 mi / 4.9 km

Getting around

  • Santa Marta (SMR-Simon Bolivar) - 20 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 33 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 1 PM
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding, but may not be eligible for free breakfast

  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID *

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • Free valet parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Free reception
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
Be entertained
  • Plasma TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Entre Cubiertos - This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Restaurante Blue - This beachfront restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Bar La Terraza - This bar is located on the beach. Open select days.

La Ballena Azul Hotel - Santa Marta’s small print

Also known as

  • La Ballena Azul
  • La Ballena Azul Hotel Hotel
  • La Ballena Azul Hotel Santa Marta
  • La Ballena Azul Hotel Hotel Santa Marta
  • La Ballena Azul Hotel
  • La Ballena Azul Hotel Santa Marta
  • La Ballena Azul Santa Marta
  • Ballena Azul Hotel Taganga
  • Ballena Azul Hotel
  • Ballena Azul Taganga
  • Ballena Azul Hotel Santa Marta
  • Ballena Azul Santa Marta


If you are traveling with a child your property may require you to present the following documents: Parents traveling into Colombia with a child under 18 may be required to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for foreign visitors) upon check-in. If a relative or legal guardian is traveling into Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by both parents and a copy of both parents' ID. If only one parent is traveling into Colombia with the child, that parent may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by the other parent. Visitors who plan to travel with children should consult with a Colombian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

    The national sales tax (19%) may be charged upon check-out to citizens of Colombia regardless of length of stay and to foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more. Foreigners on a tourist visa are exempt from this tax. Furthermore, the tax may apply per room when the room is shared by a taxable and a nontaxable guest.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for COP 53500.0 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of COP 60000 per vehicle (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for La Ballena Azul Hotel - Santa Marta

  • Are pets allowed at La Ballena Azul Hotel?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at La Ballena Azul Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by La Ballena Azul Hotel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is COP 60000 per vehicle one way.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at La Ballena Azul Hotel?
    You can check in from 3 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 1 PM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near La Ballena Azul Hotel?
    Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 25 reviews

Poor 2.0
Lier, lier, liers
They lied in their address, they are located 30 away from Santa Marta. 4 time tried to contact them, they would not answer the phone. It is located at a town where drugs and other crimes take places we feared for our live. It was boring other than the beach.
Esteban, us11 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Good for patient travelers
Hotel was clean and right on the water. Staff was friendly but unable to correct a few problems left by the previous person. Over four days they were unable to unlock the safe for my use.
Michael, us4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing place in Taganga, CO
Awesome location right on water. The chef prepares great food. A.c. in room worked great. Clean. Would recommend and stay there again.
Jeffrey, us4 night trip
Very good 8.0
GREAT place to anchor a sailboat.
Taganga is a great spot. We had a few days to spare in Cartagena and went to Taganga for the ambience.
Douglas, us1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Aqua de sandia was good for breakfast
iveeth, us1 night romance trip

La Ballena Azul Hotel - Santa Marta

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