Cristal Beach, Santa Marta

4.3
#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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  • You can reach this silver from Neguanje 10 minutes from boat or walking along a path with the help of the native or personal some of the Park, upon arrival you will find a beautiful beach with crystal clear water and blue tones, there are many trees around to relax and the Sun, lunch from 25,000 pesos, est aplya enuentras resguardate is ideal for snorkeling, be careful not to step on the coral there are demarcated areas.
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  • Linda Beach, you have the possibility to snorkel, do not hesitate to go. That Yes, prepare for the 40/45 min boat haha
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  • We went there in August, and well, it's a nice tourist, an absolutely dangerous trip as close to the reefs, which we most fear in our lives (and yet we are accustomed to the thrill in Colombia). But we who were looking for a piece of authentic paradise, it was just disappointing, under a gray sky, it looked more like a beach, any charm. Not to mention that barely out of the boat, we jump on it to order the tent, food, a true tourist... Not to mention that you can not swim alone with your snorkel mask, he let the diving clubs, and don't try to talk to them, you get put in your place because you don't have to come with them.
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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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