Minca, Colombia

Bike Trip Minca 091 3After spending a few days in the intense heat of the beach, we decide to ride up to Minca which is in the hills above Santa Marta. I’m hoping climbing the nearly 2000 feet will make a difference in the temperature, and it does.
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We set up camp just on the edge of the small village at El Mirador.
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There are 4 of us from the Stahlratte moving up to Minca from Taganga today and we run into two more up there. It’s funny what a small world motorcycle travel can be. Minca has a lot of draws though – the cooler climate, bird watching, waterfalls, hiking, etc.
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There are hundreds of hummingbirds around, and our hostel/campground has a resident parrot, Ara, who I take for a few rides on my shoulder.
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We hike a couple of hours up to Cascada Marinka and peek at the upper pool and falls before going for a chilly swim in the lower falls and pool.
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There is a lot of bamboo growing here. Coffee too. And all sorts of tropical plants.
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And the sunsets are beautiful from up here too.
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