There's no better way to get a feel for Santa Maria than by getting into its skin with this all-encompassing walking tour. Proceedings kick off in the eastern edge of town, and take in an authentic local market, Angulo's beach bar and the fishermen's pier.
You'll start with a visit to Angulo's – a kick-back-and-relax beach bar that's something of a hit with locals and tourists alike. Enjoy chilled out tunes, great views from the terrace and its buzzing atmosphere.
And it's just as lively at our next stop, the Municipal Market – though at times it can feel like the streets are a marketplace – where fragrant fresh produce fills the air. Next up is the Catholic church, whose whitewashed exterior with blue trim harks back to colonial times. We'll then go from the serenity of the church to the bustling pier. Here, fishermen display their daily catch – an essential Santa Maria experience.