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Colombia deal alert: Fly to Santa Marta and Barranquilla from Miami, NYC and Orlando from $220

May 15, 2022
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Check out this new fare sale to Colombia. You can score round-trip tickets from Miami, Orlando and New York City to Barranquilla and the country's oldest city, Santa Marta, for as low as $220. Most of the available flights include layovers, but we even found a few nonstop flights.

Best availability is for travel between September and January. Remember that some basic economy fares don't include full-size carry-on bags, so check the airline's policy before booking. It will typically cost you between $50 and $80 round trip to upgrade for more overhead bin space. Checked luggage costs around $30 to $35 each way.

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Thanks to Scott’s Cheap Flights for first spotting this. Its Premium membership is available for $49 per year. The Elite tier option is available for $199 per year, and it offers access to deals on premium economy, business and first class tickets.

You know what we suggest: Flexibility with travel plans will help you score the best price.

Deal basics

Airlines: American, Avianca, Copa, United
Routes: Miami, New York and Orlando to Santa Marta and Barranquilla, Colombia
How to book: Search Google Flights and book directly through the airline
Travel dates: Best availability from August this year through January 2023

Barranquilla, Colombia. (photo by CStorz/Getty Images)

Sample flights

You can book Miami (MIA) to Santa Marta (SMR) for a late August getaway to the northern Colombian coastal city for the bargain basement price of $220 round trip on Copa Airlines. This was far and away the best price we found for this route.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

If you live a bit further north up the Florida Turnpike, you can fly out of Orlando (MCO) to Santa Marta in September on Copa for $338 round-trip. We found similar rates for this route in October and November as well.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

There are also discounted tickets from New York City (JFK) to Santa Marta as low as $286 round-trip, but availability was more limited. So if you live in the tri-state area, don't wait too long to book this one. Also, note that there is a lengthy layover each way with this itinerary.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Copa also has good prices on flights to Barranquilla (BAQ), like this early December ticket out of Kennedy Airport for $278 roundtrip.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

The prices for NYC to Barranquilla go up once we reach 2023, but American has round-trip fares as low as $321 in January.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Remember we said there were even a few nonstops involved in this sale? Here's a great price on a nonstop flight from Miami to Barranquilla in January for only $303 on American.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

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  • Limited high-bonus categories outside of travel
  • The Points Guy Exclusive Offer: Earn 150,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $15,000 on eligible purchases with the Business Platinum Card® within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • Get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com, and 1X points for each dollar you spend on eligible purchases.
  • Earn 1.5X points (that’s an extra half point per dollar) on eligible purchases at US construction material & hardware suppliers, electronic goods retailers and software & cloud system providers, and shipping providers, as well as on purchases of $5,000 or more everywhere else, on up to $2 million of these purchases per calendar year.
  • Unlock over $1,000 in annual statement credits on a curation of business purchases, including select purchases made with Dell Technologies, Indeed, Adobe, and U.S. wireless service providers.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit: Get up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year for checked baggage fees, lounge day passes, and more at one selected airline.
  • $189 CLEAR® Credit: Use your Card and get up to $189 back per year on your CLEAR® membership. CLEAR® is available at more than 50 U.S. airports and stadiums.
  • The American Express Global Lounge Collection® can provide an escape at the airport. With more than 1,400 airport lounges across 140 countries and counting, you have more lounge location options than any other credit card on the market as of 9/2021.
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