Cristal Beach, Santa Marta

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#1 of 6 in Beaches in Santa Marta District
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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  • October 6, 2017
    An excursion in the Tayrona Park a little more relaxed because he is accessed with bus and boat. The beach is very nice and the corals and fish are beautiful to snorkel. As always you want to sell or rent all (tent, chairs, guide to snorkeling, etc) for our liking too many people and each with the loud music without respecting the tranquility of nature. Restaurants enough precarious and not rely much on sanitation standards. The baths a disaster. Despite the popularity of this tour and the beauty of the beach, I think that it is very overloaded tourist.
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  • October 6, 2017
    a very beautiful place which I hope to return with my family to visit and enjoy the white sand and blue sea
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  • October 3, 2017
    Beautiful beach within the National Park Tayrona, the water is crystal clear perfect to practice to see the beautiful scenery underwater and the diversity of fish. I recommend the tour with one of tourism enterprises that are around Central the magnificent from the beaches, this beach has a limited capacity of people and tourism enterprises have as few fixed quotas. The initial travel is by bus, to reach a beach where you take a boat that takes them to beach glass, give the option to go walking through a beautiful nature trail, but with enough irregularities in the terrain, it is worthwhile! Beach you can find various options very economical food! Recommended super place!
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Where to stay in Santa Marta

No matter where you stay in Santa Marta's historical center, you'll never be more than a few minutes' walk from the beach. The old town offers countless accommodations, ranging from energetic youth hostels to cozy, family-run inns. Look to the seafront just outside of the historical center for luxury hotels and beach resorts. For a quieter experience, stay in the nearby beach town of Taganga, just north of Santa Marta.
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