Cristal Beach, Santa Marta

4.3
#1 of 6 in Beaches in Santa Marta District
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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. Plan to visit Cristal Beach and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Santa Marta attractions using our Santa Marta trip generator.
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  • Very nice beach, is reached by boat from Taganga or Tayrona (if the tide allows it), you should go by day of week, there are less people who spends the day, fundamental bring food, which there is expensive, it is not bad, but it is expensive. The trip has some 15 minutes calm, very moved 30 (attention which you head spin) and the last quiet 5, around the corner is the same, at least the day we went back was as or more moved than when we came. There are other options to get, but the easiest way is by boat. To spend the day okay, there are options for sleep (in hammock)
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  • Mass tourism caught in the Weir Organisation grime price the carcass full turn entry and transfer 110000 cop it breaks others paid Taxi, bus, mas o menos boat time, tired Long time of transport but once there, it's certainly we're not alone in the launches but the sea and the view are great the galley is so fleeting Beach sellers that sometimes annoy Rabbateurs of restaurants in our fish tracks day 25000cop, sea view, the class
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  • It's great if you don't wanna walk a long way to enjoy a non-crowded beach in santa marta. You can only go with a tour. It's cheaper if you book it in the beach and no in the hotel. The food there is ...  more »

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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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