La Ballena Azul Hotel

Self Rated: 2.5 out of 5
Carrera 1 Calle 18, Santa Marta, 470001, Colombia
3.5 out of 5 rating 266 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5
Property Details

Property Location

When you stay at La Ballena Azul Hotel in Santa Marta, you'll be on the beach, a 1-minute drive from Taganga Beach and 7 minutes from Parque de Los Novios. This beach hotel is 8 mi (12.8 km) from Tayrona National Natural Park and 6.8 mi (11 km) from Rodadero Beach.


Make yourself at home in one of the 33 air-conditioned rooms featuring plasma televisions. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include safes and ceiling fans, and housekeeping is provided daily.


Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.


Satisfy your appetite at Entre Cubiertos, one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. Mingle with other guests at the complimentary reception, held daily. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Taganga Beach - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Grande Beach - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Magdalena River - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi
Santa Marta Theater - 4.7 km / 2.9 mi
Mayorship of Santa Marta - 4.8 km / 3 mi
Customs House - 4.9 km / 3 mi
Tairona Gold Museum - 4.9 km / 3 mi
Camellón Rodrigo de Bastidas Park - 4.7 km / 2.9 mi
Simon Bolivar Park - 4.7 km / 2.9 mi
Santa Marta Beach - 4.8 km / 3 mi
Bahia de Santa Marta - 5.1 km / 3.2 mi
Marina Santa Marta - 5.1 km / 3.2 mi
Old San Juan de Dios Hospital Museum - 5.3 km / 3.3 mi
Parque de Los Novios - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi

The preferred airport for La Ballena Azul Hotel is Santa Marta (SMR-Simon Bolivar) - 22.2 km / 13.8 mi

Check-in time starts at 3pm. Check-out time is 1pm.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.

  • If you are traveling with a child your property may require you to present the following documents: Parents traveling into Colombia with a child under 18 may be required to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for foreign visitors) upon check-in. If a relative or legal guardian is traveling into Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by both parents and a copy of both parents' ID. If only one parent is traveling into Colombia with the child, that parent may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by the other parent. Visitors who plan to travel with children should consult with a Colombian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance.

  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    The national sales tax (19%) may be charged upon check-out to citizens of Colombia regardless of length of stay and to foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more. Foreigners on a tourist visa are exempt from this tax. Furthermore, the tax may apply per room when the room is shared by a taxable and a nontaxable guest.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: COP 60000 per vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: COP 53500.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • -Free self parking
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Wedding services
  • -Smoke-free property
  • -24-hour front desk
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Concierge services
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Free breakfast
  • -Free reception
  • -One meeting room
  • -Terrace
  • -Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Free valet parking
  • -Beach sun loungers
  • -Number of restaurants - 2
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Beach towels