We are a social business created by one of Colombia’s leading NGO on Sports For Development strategies, Fundación Tiempo De Juego. Thanks to your stay in the hotel, children and youth from Colombia are able to develop Life Skills through sports, arts and culture while creating their own life project and promoting a movement towards peace, equality and cohabitation. Proceeds from El Habitante help sustain a local program right here in Santa Marta.

Why stay with us

  • We are a NGO with a Hotel
  • Support a social sustainable business
  • Breakfast included
  • Single Rooms and Dorms
  • 1900s Republican era estate
  • Within walking distance to the Malecón
Our mission is to turn your stay in Santa Marta into a transformative experience.

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Calle 12 #4-23, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

“The pictures dont lie: very spacious room in a very very beautiful old house in the very center of beutiful santa marta. contact with felipe was great, always responded us promptly and provided us with tips…” via Airbnb
Timo - Berne, Switzerland
“Huge ceilings, plants everywhere, white walls, beautiful floor mosaics, and overall everything is decorated with great taste and gives the house a colonial feel – which we all appreciated…” via Airbnb.
Daniel - Brooklyn, New York, United States
“Don’t think twice about staying at El Habitante… it is by far the best place to be, I would like to say, in all of Colombia! The house is so beautiful, spacious, clean, and traditional…” via Airbnb.
Soraya - Mumbai, India
“La casa es muy agradable, tiene un hermoso patio lleno de plantas y un par de grandes árboles. Hay una biblioteca fabulosa. El lugar es tranquilo y muy céntrico…” via Airbnb
Silvia - Lima, Peru