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La Ballena Azul Hotel, Santa Marta (and vicinity)

2.5-star2.5 stars
Carrera 1 Calle 18Santa Marta (and vicinity)MagdalenaColombia

Beachfront hotel in Taganga with 2 restaurants
  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi in lobby
Good7.4 / 10
Room needs to be improved
Great location
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Beautiful beach
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La Ballena Azul Hotel, Santa Marta (and vicinity)

from $37
  • Superior Room
  • Suite
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At a glance

Key facts

  • This hotel has 33 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors
  • Staff speak English


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

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • 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) *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Terrace

In the room

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

Special features


La creperia - 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.

La Ballena Azul Hotel, Santa Marta (and vicinity)’s small print

Also known as

  • La Ballena Azul
  • 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


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%) is 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 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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around La Ballena Azul Hotel, Santa Marta (and vicinity)


  • On the beach
  • Taganga Beach (1-minute walk)
  • Customs House (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Tairona Gold Museum (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Simon Bolivar Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Santa Marta Cathedral (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Eduardo Santos Stadium (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Marina Santa Marta (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Parque de Los Novios (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Rodadero Beach (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)

Getting around

  • Santa Marta (SMR-Simon Bolivar) 41-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

La Ballena Azul Hotel, Santa Marta (and vicinity)

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