Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta Colombia : what to see, what to do, how to get there… For more information, contact our team of specialists now ([email protected])

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La cienaga grande overview

The Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta was created in 1977 and is located in the north of Colombia in the department of Magdalena. It covers 26,810 hectares.

This place is composed of lakes, swamps, mangroves and canyons. There are water complexes composed of more than 100 mangroves! It is a very important place for nature, since it has the largest complex of lagoons in Colombia. It is also a refuge for migratory birds that come from North America. The mangrove ecosystems help in different phases of the life cycle of mollusks, crustaceans and fish. Moreover, they also contribute to the conservation and survival of species in this area, as well as to the development of fauna and flora.

Among the most representative species of the region are the Cariblanco monkey, manatees, coypu, a variety of bats, caiman, iguanas and exotic birds, such as snake birds or the great blue heron. Mangrove forests and tropical dry forests formed by small trees (chaparros), wine palms and large palms add to the beauty of this place.

Clima at Cienaga Grande

The average temperature is 29°C and the climate is dry.

cienaga grande santa marta nueva venecia magdalena colombia © Tristan Quevilly
Cienaga grande, Nueva Venecia Colombia ©TristanQuevilly

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