Cristal Beach, Santa Marta

4.3
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Set within a picturesque bay surrounded by mountains, Cristal Beach draws visitors with its white sand and crystal clear waters. Snorkel near the colorful coral reefs and explore the local marine life, or engage in water sports. You can also taste some delicious seafood or take a boat trip to the small fishing village of Taganga. The beach is part of the Tayrona National Natural Park, which charges foreigners an entrance fee. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Santa Marta fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Combining golden sand, crystal clear water (hence the name) and stunning vistas make this a beach that is be experienced. There is a daily limit to 350 visitors, so it does not get over crowded either...  more »
  • We take the option of going and return by boat from Taganga, the ride is approximately 45 minutes and such which warned the captain waves to the goings-on are very large and the turn is more quiet. We pay COP 80,000 per person. We bought drinks in Taganga and carry our own cooler. We ate in the restaurant and we were given the option of paying with card in Taganga. on the back with a surcharge of 5%. The beach is beautiful, the sea very taquilo and the trees give a very good natural shade. The stunning scenery with the sea and the jungle in the background.
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  • After all the hype of Crystal Beach I have to say the visit was a major disappointment . First of all we booked at what we thought was a reputable tourist agency in town not from a street vendor . Alt...  more »
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