You need to take a guided tour, or you will get lost. The mountains are lush with vegetation you are going through a jungle. There is a large coffee plantation you can visit. You can see Santa Marta from the mountains, a historic port city, one of South America's oldest. But to experience Santa Marta you need to walk the... 更多
Beautiful mountains, great views of Santa Marta and the coast. The area has fantastic hiking opportunity, going through jungle, coffee farms, waterfalls... We came here as part of a hiking and chocolate tour from Santa Marta, with Vergel Tours (highly recommended tour and company).
The visit to the high lands of Sierra Nevada begins with an informal reservation at the Cafe de Minca store. They offer two tours: coffee and/or cacao, From seed to cup! To get to the Finca La Candelaria you ride on the back of a motorcycle, -yes! that you hire at the center of town. The guys who offer this... 更多
Upon arrival in Minca, we heard that one has to be very lucky to be able to see the highest coastal mountain in the world, Pico Cristobal Colon. Mostly, it's very cloudy, especially in the rain season. However, we asked around town and the shopkeeper claimed that if we left early enough in his Land Rover, we'd be able to... 更多
Initially, the tour was great. The young lady who showed us around was very kind and knowledgable as it was our first ever visit to a coffee farm. We also had some nice cold beer and a piece of banana bread and even purchased a few bags of coffee to bring home. We really appreciated the tour and she even... 更多
Its a quick taxi drive up a nice mountain road to get there and then you can get a hotel in town or in various nearby coffee finca hostels which are quieter. Mince has a lot of backpackers and young people so that is an attraction if thats what you like. Lots of good eating but a little noisy. I... 更多
Minca is nice quiet place in the mountains. We stayed in Oscar´s palce where is the best sunset view from Minca on the mountains around (you have to walk there 15 min. throught small path). You can just chill out here in hammocks, go for swim in small river Polo Azules (1hour walking or take mototaxi for 6 000 cop),... 更多
Made the trek up the mountain with a mototaxi ($70 000 one way). Stayed overnight at one of the TV tower manager's homes (knock on the door of Mundo or Leonardo) for $50 000. The view is beautiful.