Logistics Information


When you arrive at the airport in Santa Marta there will be someone waiting at the airport for you. They will be wearing a shirt or a vest with the Colombian Disaster Prevention logo (a hand) and will be there to assist you and ensure the smooth passage to your hotel.


Participants can register and to pick up all event materials from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Tuesday at the Irotama Hotel Lobby.

We would like to invite all people to register on Tuesday, in order to avoid delays on opening day. For those who do not have the chance to register on Tuesday, registration will be open Wednesday from 7 am.

Participants who are not staying at the Hotel Irotama

Those not staying at Hotel Irotama or those who will be at Irotama at their own expense, must pay a fee of approximately U.S. $ 30 (thirty dollars) per day because the meals will only be provided for the official participants of the Encounter.


The Organizing Committee will arrange a bus to pick up the participants of the Encounter who will not be staying at Hotel Irotama.

Transportation in Santa Marta is available to participants of the II Encounter by a bus identifiable by the Red Cross emblem or flag.

Each day of the event - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - the bus will depart from the El Rodadero Church at approximately 7:30 a.m. (where it will be parked from 7:00-7:30), leaving for the Santa Mar Hotel and passing by Zuana prior to arrive at IROTAMA. The inverse route will be followed in the evenings upon the closing of that day's session.

Hotel Information

Hotel Irotama Resort

Hotel Irotama

Located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, 5 minutes from the local airport, lies this private complex with gardens, lakes and lush tropical vegetation, rich in exotic flora, with a kilometer of beach, quiet and uncluttered with all the comforts and facilities of a 5-star resort. View Hotel Website

For more information contact
Mrs. Alexis Camacho Marin
Business Advisory
TEL: 018000 520 500
CEL: 300 8046692

Estelar Santamar Hotel & Centro De Convenciones Santa Marta

Estelar Santamar Hotel

Located in the city of Santa Marta, this elegant property is situated between the city's Historical Centre and Simon Bolivar Airport and is just 5 minutes from the El Rodadero Beach.
View Hotel Website

For more information, please contact:
Ana María Gómez y Luz Mery Gutiérrez

Hotel Zuana Beach Resort

Hotel Zuana

It is located in the area of Belo Horizonte, district of Gaira, jurisdiction of the Touristic, Cultural and Historic District of Santa Marta, Colombia, 2 km from Airport Simón Bolívar, on the shores of our Caribbean. In Zuana all rooms have ocean views, where you can enjoy spectacular sunsets which will be memorable.
View Hotel Website

The contact person for individual reservations is Mónica Fernández
- reservas@zuana.com.co
- eventos@zuana.com.co
Phone: (5) 4320652 - 4320653 Santa Marta