Things to do in Magdalena

Situated in Socorro County, Magdalena is a small village in New Mexico. The village has a small population of only 926 people. Over the years, Magdalena has transformed itself into a cultural destination and a rich art center. And this is why many tourists love to stop by here and explore this village before they head back home.

Magdalena Colombia

One of the things to do in Magdalena is to explore the deep jungles and find the Lost City, also known as ‘La Ciudad Perdida’ in Spanish. The Lost City was discovered in 1975, and was populated by the ancient Tayrona tribe. In the whole of America, it is the largest archaeological findings of the 20th century. The department also has the Bahia Concha and Canaveral beaches to keep tourists attracted. The capital of Magdalena, Santa Marta has the beauty and delight to captivate you. One of the things to do in Magdalena would be to relax yourself at the beaches, and explore the ecological and historical places. It also has a lot to offer in terms of the hotels, dining, nightlife and shopping. Magdalena has a vast area covered in terms of its geography. It 23188 square kilometers in size, and this makes it to have diversified economic activities. Such as agriculture (Rice, African Palm, banana crops, coffee, corn, cotton, etc.), livestock and fishing in the sea and river. The department has almost 1410000 inhabitants. Magdalena is known for its ‘Banana Massacre’ as it is Colombia’s very productive banana growing region and at a time it was swelled up with workers from Banana Empire of the United Food Company.

Places to visit in Magdalena

Other places to visit in Magdalena would be the Courtown or Cayo Bolivar, which is a reef off the Caribbean Sea, administered by Colombia. One of the most spectacular features of the beach is the shape it is constructed in. The shape is similar to that of a kidney. The East Cay is attractively planted with coconut trees, grasses and low shrubs which make it a point of interest for tourist to visit. The West Cay has a beautiful lighthouse and military outpost for the National Army of Colombia. One of the things to do at Cayo Bolivar is to stay spend relaxing time at the reef and see the military post with naked eyes and enjoy the beauty of nature. Amongst other places to visit in Magdalena would be the Museo Del Oro which is a Gold Museum that has a wide collection of pre-Hispanic Gold work along with pottery, wood, stones, shells, and other archaeological objects. These objects and craft work hold special importance because they are made of sacred objects of the indigenous cultures.


One of the things to do in Magdalena is to visit the Quanta de San Pedro Alejandrino which is a famous point of interest in the city. The place is located towards the outskirts of the town. It is a museum that was built in the 17th century and is also famous for being the death house of Simon Bolivar.

Towards the right side of the museum you will find fine art that has been donated by Latin American artists and other countries that got freedom by Bolivar. One of the things to do in Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino is to explore the history the place holds. You can ask the locals or hire a tourist guide and wander through the museum, loosening into the pre-historic Colombian times. The highlights of this place include a vintage marble bath tub that one can relax into as well.

It is one of the highest coastal ranges of Colombia. One of the things to do in Magdalena is to try and visit the isolated mountain and enjoy the biodiversity it has to offer the tourists. The natural beauty keeps one enthralled in time. The mountain range rises up to 18,942 feet, beautifully above the crystal like water of Colombia.

What makes it unique is that it is surrounded by a diverse range of fauna , wild life, and the cultural environment it offers people through the local habitat in the area. One of the things to do in Sierra Nevada de Santa Mara is to go trekking on the snow capped mountain, explore the thick jungles with rare creatures to spot on. You can take the road to the top of the ridge and experience the stunning majesty of the rising sun above the snow-capped peaks of Santa Mara. The trek is also a dream come true for bird lovers. It is the mystery and hidden secrets of the mountains is what keeps people coming again and again.


Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum

Rodadero Sea aquarium and museum is one of the places to visit in Magdalena. It is a public aquarium as well as a maritime museum that was first opened in 1965. You can visit the aquarium that also hosts a museum area that is known for exhibiting specimen and the pre-Columbian culture and their deep bond with the sea.

One of the things to do in Rodadero Sea Aquarium would be to get deep insights about the species and antiques hosted by the site. The Rodadero is also part of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The aquarium/museum is accessible by motorboats which makes it one of the things to do in Magdalena. The museum has 13 pools that are directly connected to the Caribbean Sea, with 15 glass type aquarium that is home to more than 805 animal species of sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, sea lions and sea birds. All this makes it one of the most visited places in Magdalena.

Tayrona National Park is a protected enclave in the northern part of Columbia near the city Santa Marta in the department of Magdalena. Nature lovers will find a lot of things to do in the Tayrona National Park. The park houses a large number of flora and fauna that is unique to the area. It covers an area of about 30 sq. km. of maritime area and 150 sq. km. of land. Here you can find an extensive collection of animal life including 300 species of birds and 108 species of mammals. The onclilla, the mantled howler, deer, and bats are some of the residents of the park.

The national park is one of the most frequently visited parks in the country, with thousands of visitors flocking the area every year. It includes facilities for eco tourism and paths that are suitable for walking. The Chairama Archaeological Museum is a major attraction located in the park that is situated near the mouth of Piedras River in the Cañaveral Site. Apart from this, there are many other interesting places to visit and things to do in the Tayrona National Park including Los Naranjos, The Pool, Castilletes Beach, San Juan Out and the Pidras River. All of the spots serve as a perfect area for photography and picnicking with friends and family.