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Santa Marta Colombia Pros and Cons

Living In Santa Marta

Should you consider Santa Marta as your Expat destination?

I will talk about the Pros and Cons of Santa Marta in order to make it easier to decide if you should consider Santa Marta to relocate. We personally love Santa Marta and could see ourselves living there in the future.

For young people like us, Santa Marta is not the right destination in order to make business. People are way too laid back and too easy-going in order to make things work fast. But if you’re not in a hurry and you don’t mind the laid back culture, you will most probably fall in love with Santa Marta and everything it has to offer.


  • Weather
  • Diversity
  • Nature
  • Untouched (almost no Expats)
  • Typical Caribbean Vibe
  • Cost Of Living
  • Traffic


  • Infrastructure
  • Lack Of English
  • Not Close To A Good Hospital

Those are the main Pros and Cons of Santa Marta, at least from my personal perspective. Santa Marta is a beautiful city and has a lot to offer. It really depends on personal preference if Santa Marta is for you or not.

The video can surely help you to get a better idea of how life in Santa Marta would be for you.
Watch the full video if you like to know more about each point I mentioned above and to know which Expats fit best into the Santa Marta lifestyle.

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