To begin with the marina staff are first rate and are very helpful. Yes there is some dust in the air but fortunately the water
is free and you can keep on top of it with a quick daily rinse. When you stay in the marina 5 nights they do all the paperwork for you and this is included in your marina fee. We really liked Santa Marta, reminded us of some areas of old Europe
. Everyone is out walking in the town center after dark and the city really comes alive. You can get decent meals
..3 bucks for a good lunch and double that for dinner. Taxi service
is 2 bucks for anywhere in town. Great place!!