What a treat, staying with the Ortega family ! They welcomed us better than family, with refreshing drinks and food made specially for us. David is an incredible host and his mother and sister are also super welcoming.
The apartment is located just above theirs. It is a simple place, and super clean!!! The bathroom is small, and typical (with the shower and toilet together). The kitchen has a two-burner gas cooktop and a big window that lets you look out into the urbanización and see the neighborhood goings-on :). The small porch is perfect for two. There is a TV with many channels, and a minifridge. It's warm in Santa Marta, but there are plenty of fans in the apartment.
I really enjoyed the location, in addition to staying with such a sweet family. The area is very laid back and local feeling, with many restaurants frequented by university students just down the street, and plenty of tiendas for water, snacks, and everything else.
La familia Ortega helped us arrange buses into town (15 minutes, super cheap and quite fun!), and taxis to catch buses to Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, and Minca.
We really felt like family! I could not recommend a stay with them enough; a true highlight.