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Bahia Concha and a Family Visit

On one of our first days in Santa Marta, we decided to dig into the local culture. For a reasonable fee, a local guide agreed to show us a secluded swimming spot near Bahia Concha, the beach itself, and include a typical Colombian lunch with his family in a suburb of Santa Marta. The lunch might have been the most interesting part of the day. There were 11 people, including 6 kids, living in a 600 square foot, 3 room house, with concrete floors. They had electricity and running water, albeit they said it hadn’t been installed for their neighbourhood until 10 years ago. Very welcoming and friendly folks!

This little guy was full of smiles and assigned to be our server.
This little guy was full of smiles and assigned to be our server.

King del Casa
King del Casa
Our jokes are pretty funny in Spanish ;)
Our jokes are pretty funny in Spanish ;)
The kids were all lined up on the floor in the hall while  they ate.  Nice & quiet :)
The kids were all lined up on the floor in the hall while they ate. Nice & quiet :)
Cove for swimming  a short walk from Bahia Concha.
Cove for swimming a short walk from Bahia Concha.
This is a hidden cove where we swam with some Colombian kids and watched them jump off the 7m cliff.
This is a hidden cove where we swam with some Colombian kids and watched them jump off the 7m cliff.
Clear blue sky at Bahia Concha.  Had some fresh pineapple and napped in hammocks in the shade.
Clear blue sky at Bahia Concha. Had some fresh pineapple and napped in hammocks in the shade.
Yes, shade is necessary if you're on the beach longer than an hour.
Yes, shade is necessary if you’re on the beach longer than an hour.
This was the first old abandoned boat I saw, but not the last.
This was the first old abandoned boat I saw, but not the last.
White sand, white guy!  It was the first beach day!
White sand, white guy! It was the first beach day!