We are pleased to announce a Feast site in the Caribbean city of Santa Marta, Colombia at the Hilton Garden Inn, for very reasonable prices, including all meals for $85 U.S. dollars per night. Santa Marta is a touristic city with the beach one block from the hotel.
The host hotel is approximately 25 to 40 minutes from the airport (depending on traffic), has a small swimming pool with a deck overlooking the ocean and features an exercise room. The rooms are very comfortable in size and have a hair dryer, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, refrigerator, closet, TV and safe box. Room rates will be extended three days before and three days after the Feast, not including meals, but there are restaurants a few blocks away.
As always, when traveling to a foreign country use good judgment in bringing valuables. It is a fairly safe city, but take all the precautions.
One way to get a good exchange rate is to use an ATM; there are also money exchange places at the airport and in town. Many places take foreign Master Card and Visa credit cards.
Registration Instructions: To get the Church discounted rate, registration must be made through Feast coordinator Jaime Salek. After you register for the Feast, you will receive instructions for making your hotel reservations. Please do not make your reservations through the hotel website. It will be less expensive to make reservations through the Church and will contribute to the subsidies for the Colombian brethren.
Translation into English will be available during the services.
Church members interested in coming to the Feast in Colombia may contact Jaime Salek, the Feast coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.