The Best Western Plus reaches the Colombian Caribbean with the opening of its new hotel in the city of Santa Marta, the Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel. In an imposing tower located in the business and commercial development area of the city, 126 rooms are available from which you can enjoy a view of the marina and the unbeatable panoramic city. Infinity pool on the top floor, four meeting rooms, fitness center and a business center complement this new option of accommodation in the city. The city of Santa Marta is located on the shore of the Bay of Santa Marta on the Caribbean Sea on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada whose peaks can be seen on clear days from the beach. The capital of the department of Magdalena, which was founded in 1525, is one of the oldest cities in South America. TAX EXEMPTION LAW : According to the 2646 decree of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia, are exempted from payment of tax those foreign residents who purchase a plan or vacation package (accommodation + meals or any transfer) and present your passport at the hotel with corresponding migratory seals custom Colombia evidencing income due. This process is valid provided that the entrance to the hotel is in a period not exceeding 30 days of entering the country. According to Colombian law, they are only exempt from paying tourists that have VISA or permit TP-11 PIP-5 / PTP-5. Optional Hotel insurance fee of $3 USD per person per stay is not included.