Celebrate your dream wedding on a beautiful beach in Santa Marta, with an authentic Kogui indigenous ceremony. This type of weddings are performed by our friends of Gitana del Mar in Buritica, who are experts in planning indigenous weddings, and most importantly, they guarantee that your day will be very special and tailor-made in every detail.
In this paradisiacal environment you can have intimate getaways, petite weddings, even ceremonies with indigenous spiritual leaders and celebrations large or small to make your dream come true. They personalize every detail so that your wedding reflects your wishes and indigenous traditions in a unique setting overlooking the Caribbean Sea and under the stars.
By private car from Santa Marta: The most common route is to leave Santa Marta eastward along the Troncal del Caribe. Buritaca is approximately 50 km from Santa Marta, which normally takes about an hour by car.
By bus from the Santa Marta market: You can take a bus going to Palomino and ask the driver to drop you off at the entrance to Buritaca. From there, you can take a mototaxi or walk to the Gitana del Mar.
Wedding guests arrive at the Gitana del Mar, preferably one day before the ceremony. A welcome meeting is held where the organizers present the wedding program, including details of the ceremony and indigenous traditions. This is a time to acclimatize, get to know the place and rest.
On the morning of the wedding, a briefing is given on the customs and traditions that will be observed during the ceremony. The bride, groom and guests can participate in workshops on traditional dress and learning indigenous dances or songs. This preparation helps to immerse oneself in the culture and respect local practices.
The indigenous ceremony usually takes place at sunset. It is led by a local spiritual leader (Mamo Kogui) and may include rituals such as offerings to nature, exchange of symbolic vows, and blessing rituals. Guests are respectful spectators and participate as directed by the spiritual leader.
After the ceremony, a celebration including a banquet with local food is organized. There may be traditional music and dancing. It is a moment of joy and conviviality, where guests can interact with members of the local community and enjoy the hospitality and cultural richness of the place.
The following day, a farewell breakfast is organized. It is an opportunity to reflect on the experience, share impressions and thank the hosts and the community. The bride, groom and guests can participate in a closing activity, such as a walk on the beach or a meditation session.