Today after breakfast at our hotel we were picked up by Eddie our English speaking guide and a taxi driver. This half day tour cost us $60 mil pesos (about $20US). We discovered we are not really in Santa Marta's historic district but in El Rodadero, a few miles away. We were told the nicer beaches are in Rodadero, but there is more historic things to see in Santa Marta. It was a good tour, if still very hot.
If it works out we are taking another day tour tomorrow to Cartagena a more historic area. If it works out we will be picked up at 4:30 AM for the three hour ride there. Returning to Santa Marta around 7:30PM.