Santa Marta the town was founded July 29th 1525 by Rodrigo de Bastidas, it is said to be the oldest town of South America. It is the capital city of the department of Magdalena.
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Colombia has many typical dishes that are worth a try. Its cuisine is just as diverse as its landscapes, climates and cultural expressions. Empanadas, tamales and arepas or ajiaco and bandeja paisa are just a fraction of the variety and food Colombia has to offer and every region offers its specialty. On the coasts you can find a variety of fish and sea food. Furthermore you should try coconut rice which is a delicacy. All over the country different kinds of meat are served. Fruit lovers will be in paradise with all exotic kinds of fruits like mangos, papayas, lulus, passionfruit - just to name a few. Besides that you can find some world class restaurants in Colombia and should not miss a visit to a typical market.