Aracataca (colloquially sometimes referred to as "Cataca") is a municipality located in the Department of Magdalena, in Colombia's Caribbean Region. Aracataca is a river town founded in 1885. The town stands beside the river of the same name, the Aracataca river that flows from the nearby Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range into the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta. Aracataca is located some 80 km south of the Department capital Santa Marta. The town is best known as the birthplace of Nobel literature laureate Gabriel García Márquez.Wikipedia
Aracataca in Colombia offers a unique experience to travellers. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Santa Marta, Colombia. Santa Marta, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Museo Del Caribe, Zoo Of The City Of Barranquilla, Castillo De Salgar. Also, to reach Aracataca, you'll have to take a flight to Santa Marta; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.
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