Mercure Santa Marta Emile promotes the reactivation of rural and nature tourism
In the traditional sector of Bello Horizonte, the hotel is promoting the reactivation of the Department of Magdalena, one of the destinations with the greatest experiences with the environment in Colombia
Frente al Mar Caribe, en el tradicional sector de Bello Horizonte, el Mercure Santa Marta Emile está promoviendo la reactivación del turismo de naturaleza en el Departamento del Magdalena. Esta propiedad que hace parte del grupo líder mundial en hospitalidad, Accor, está más preparada que nunca para brindar innumerables experiencias basadas en turismo rural, con atardeceres de ensueño y rodeada de la infinita cultura ancestral que rodea a la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, con todos los protocolos de bioseguirdad.
Through promotional rates valid until December 15, 2020, which include up to 2 free children sharing a room with parents, they are encouraging nearby points of interest, to re-enchant travelers to explore nature again. For this, the Mercure Santa Marta Emile has an internal agency to manage each of the fantastic destinations that the Department of Magdalena has to offer its visitors.
The proximity to the Ciénaga Grande makes Mercure Santa Marta Emile the hotel par excellence to visit the Palafitos Villages and experience a unique cultural exchange with the fishing communities that inhabit the colorful wooden houses in the towns of Nueva Venecia or El Nose.
"There, it is possible to get to know the world of the palafitte inhabitants up close, those who live in a close relationship dedicated to the swamp, a microcosm full of environmental sustainability and an example for humanity", declares Alejandro Spinelli, general manager of the Mercure Santa Marta Emile.
The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is another attraction. A coastal mountain range with two snowy peaks: Cristóbal Colón Peak and Simón Bolívar Peak, which make it the highest in the world, at 5,775 meters above sea level.
Located between the departments of Magdalena, Cesar and La Guajira, the Sierra Nevada is synonymous with ancestry and cosmogony with four indigenous tribes that survive the passage of time: the Koguis, dedicated to agriculture; the Wiwa, dedicated to the production of coffee and fique; and the Arhuacos and Kankuamos, to the creation of handicrafts and fabrics.
Tourist activities in the Serra Nevada range from excursions to flora and fauna and bird watching to visits to hidden beaches, waterfalls and natural lagoons. Also, exploration of forests and viewpoints, as well as extensive walks through interpretive trails both through the foothills and in the Tayrona National Natural Park, which will open again on November 15.
Sun and beach tourism
For those seeking 'Sun and Beach' activities, Mercure Santa Marta Emile allows you to enjoy the Bello Horizonte beach in peace thanks to the exclusive signage for bathers, tents and beach chairs and the rigorous application of biosafety protocols.
"Our priority and obsession is common to all members of the Mercure Santa Marta Emile: Build trust around biosecurity and the experiences of the Colombian Caribbean with French elegance for the harmonious enjoyment of nature and the exploration of local culture", he concluded Alejandro Spinelli.
Mercure Santa Marta Emile has the ALLSAFE certification established by Accor worldwide which includes more than 150 biosafety protocols to provide guests with the guarantee of a standard certified by Bureau Veritas.
Some of these health and prevention protocols include a reinforced cleaning program with frequent disinfection of all high-contact areas, such as elevators and public bathrooms; Deep room cleaning with hospital grade cleaning products and materials, including upholstery, carpets, and high temperature bedding cleaning.