Are you looking for beautiful pictures of the Sierra Nevada de Santa marta? You are in luck, I am a photographer and guide specialized in the region since 2015. You will discover here a sample of the most beautiful places of the Sierra Nevada. Let’s go!

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Cerro Kennedy

One of my favorite place in Sierra Nevada is definitely Cerro Kennedy one of my favourite place in Colombia. Photo taken a 5h after a 1 hour walk, but it really worth to wake up early !

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Picture of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta N°2

Topical Forest

Tropical primary forest is a strong experience in Sierra Nevada. You instantly feel the magic of nature 

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Picture of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta N°3

Mundo Nuevo Minca

Another favourite place in the world is the eco-lodge Mundo Nuevo in Minca. 

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Picture of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta N°4

Cerro Kennedy

This roughly the same place as we saw before, but to get there it is another way. You need 2h30 in a 4×4. We had the chance to arrive just on time to enjoy this light show

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Kogi Indian

The Sierra Nevada has many indigenous communities. I was lucky enough to be accepted by the Kogi Indians. The main thing is to let them go as quietly as possible without too many “civilian” visits.

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Picture of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta N°7

Sunset in the Sierra Nevada

Here is a kind of typical sunset in Sierra Nevada. Clouds are dancing at this time in rainy seasons. 

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Picture of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta N°8

The Little Prince Kogi

I think he had never seen a stranger before 😉

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Colon and Bolivar Summit

Palomino is one of the only places where you can observe the snow-capped Colon and Bolivar peaks from sea level. They seem to be quite close, but 35 km separate from the coastline

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Picture of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta N°10

Kogi Family

No comment on this photo, I’ll leave it to you to interpret what he was saying to his wife.

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Kogis Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta colombia


Picture of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta N°11

Cocoa Farm

A lot of cocoa is produced in the Sierra Nevada. Besides the landscapes, you can also take beautiful pictures of local activities.

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Cocoa Farm Sierra Nevada De Santa Marta


Picture of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta N°12

Kogi Child

The native peoples cultivate the Coca leaf which is sacred to them. This photo was taken near Rio Ancho, in the northeastern part of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

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Kogi Sierra Nevada De Santa Marta


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Tubbing in Palomino

One of the most popular activities in Palomino is tubbing. Some films have been made in the area. When you see the beauty of the landscapes, you understand why…

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Natural Swimming Pool

Another typical scene of the Sierra Nevada is the relationship of its inhabitants with water. Here no playstation, only natural games.

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Picture of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta N°15

Sunset

A heavenly place to take pictures is the Rio Don Diego, the sun offers beautiful colors in the evening.

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Portrait of Arhuaca Girl

The “Fiqué” also called maguey, is the main material used to make indigenous bags (Mochilas).

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Picture of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta N°17

The Mamo’s house

The Mamo is the spiritual leader of the indigenous villages. Like the shaman, he also makes the decisions for the village. Every week, the men meet in the Nunkhue and discuss village themes until the early morning.

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Picture of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta N°18

Portrait in a Kogi Village

Portrait made during one of the photo workshops I organize in Colombia.

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Picture of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta N°19

Finca Barlovento

At only 2 km from Tayrona Park, the Barlovento is my favourite hotel along the coast. The Sierra Nevada has 24 rivers that join the sea. Here is one of the most beautiful: Rio Piedras,

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Picture of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta N°20

Kogi Party

One day, I was lucky enough to be invited to the anniversary of a Kogi village. is to attend their traditional ceremonies, dances and music.

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Picture of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta N°21

Sunrise

At 3000m the nature is completely different in the Sierra Nevada. There are 4 different thermal stages, which is what makes Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta so special.

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Picture of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta N°22

Kogi Child

Portrait made in the SIerra Nevada

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Picture of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta N°23

Mundo Nuevo Minca

At 1 hour from Santa Marta, Minca is the fastest way to get some fresh air when it is too hot downstairs, with the privilege of beautiful sunsets.

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Picture of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta N°24

The Lost City

Perhaps the most emblematic place in the Sierra Nevada: the lost city. Also the most beautiful architectural heritage of the Tayrona culture (Koguis, Wiwas, Arhuacos and Kankuamos ancestors).

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Picture of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta N°25

Finca Santa Elena

Photo taken from the Santa Elena finca at Cerro Kennedy. That’s why I love this place, we can enjoy the sunset over the sea, and on the left side, an incredible sun, a view at 300 ° that you will never forget!

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cerro kennedy sierra nevada de santa marta

I hope you enjoyed these few pictures of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. But it’s not over yet. I have good news: I’ve got a lot more in my image bank ! If you have any questions about these places, don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments below!

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