Colombia is in the north of South America and is well connected to Panama in Central America. Minca is located just 45 minutes from the city of Santa Marta on the north coast of Colombia.
We are just an hour away from pristine Caribbean white-sand beaches but have the benefit of living in the stunning Sierra Nevada mountains complete with cool climate, great walks and wildlife, two rivers, waterfalls and swimming spots.
To find us from Santa Marta take one of the following options:
Go to “La Estación de Minca” at “Calle 11 con Carrera 12″ in “El Mercado.” From here you can take a collective taxi for 7.000 COP per person. It will wait until there are four passengers and then depart. Journey time is around 45 minutes
Take a private taxi direct to Minca for around 30.000–35.000 COP.
It is also possible to arrive on a moto taxi. Take the bus marked “Yucal” from the centre of Santa Marta and get off just after the train tracks at the start of the barrio “Yucal.” From here you can take a motorbike taxi for 7.000 COP. Or, you could catch a motorbike direct from the city centre for a slightly higher fare. They may ask for around 8.000 / 9.000 COP to go to Minca. If you are traveling by motorbike, it is best to bring only a small backpack and leave your larger one in Santa Marta.
To find us in Minca
We are situated right next door to our sister company Casa Loma Minca
Once you are in Minca, walk past the church and turn left passing Chiqui’s Pizzaria.
Follow the path for 2 min. untill you see a sign on the left hand side for Casa Loma, walk up the path following our signs.
Follow the hand rails and stone path all the way up to the top, around 10 minutes, where “La Loma” awaits. Stop to breathe and take in the views while imagining what will await you at the top.
Take the public bus or a taxi to “El Mercado”. From here go to La Estacion de Minca” at “Calle 11 con Carrera 12″ and take a colectivo taxi for 7.000 COP.
Or, hire a prívate taxi for around 40.000.
Take the bus to Santa Marta (around 4.5 hours).
From the bus terminal you can get a taxi for around 5.000 COP to “La Bomba en la entrada a Minca” (this is a large petrol station at the entrance to Minca)
Then get a moto taxi for 7.000 or a private taxi for around 25.000-30.000.
From Parque Tayrona, Costeño beach, or the north coast up to La Guajira without going back into Santa Marta:
Take the bus back towards Santa Marta. Ask to get get out at “La bomba en la entrada a Minca.” This is a large petrol station at the entrance to Minca.
From here take a motorcycle for 7.000 COP or a private taxi for around 25.000-30.000 COP.
Please note there are no ATM’s in Minca. It is best to stock up before arrival or use the one at La Bomba. If this machine doesn’t work go to “La Buena Vista” (a large shopping centre) en Mamatoco which is just a 5 minute taxi ride from the entrance to Minca (“La Bomba en la entrada a Minca”).