Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Santa Marta

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A magical spot where the jungle meets the sea, Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona remains one of Colombia's leading outdoor attractions largely thanks to its pristine nature. The national park offers a diverse range of landscapes, including arid brown lands in the west, rainforest in the center, and sandy beaches along the coastal north. While the water looks extremely inviting, many beaches--especially those marked with red flags--remain unsafe for swimming due to strong currents. If you're visiting the coastline in high season, prepare for big crowds and long lines in front of restaurants and facilities. Use our Santa Marta road trip planning tool to visit Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona on your trip to Santa Marta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We took a boat from Santa Marta to Cabo San Juan del Guia beach. The beach is so beautiful you have to pinch yourself to make sure you're not dreaming. We also stopped at Playa Chengue and Playa Bahia...  more »
  • We really underestimated the walking involved in visiting the park. First of all we went from the main entrance to where the walk really began (i..e. adding an extra 4-5 kms to the trip) Terrain was v...  more »
  • As we came here to especially enjoy the beaches and jungle, this was overall the best place we've been so far. After 4 other beaches and cities at the ocean, Tayrona nailed it. Even if the security at...  more »
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  • Hidden 💎, 7 🌟, most beautiful, amazing, marvellous, natural beauty, forest and beautiful crystal clean beach 🏖 These all words just intro for the place. My best ever camping ⛺️ at beautiful lively beach where all campers stay as friendly villagers Colourful live musical nights, with warm sandy beaches. Every spot brought down from heaven. Recommended stay and do at least 2 nights camping to absorb the best atmosphere. There are So many activities and fun. Well managed and well guide paths. Reach early morning to main entrance of Park to get best place for stay and best camp to rent. I can go again and again .
  • Incredibly beautiful! Take comfy shoes (like hiking sandals) as you'll be doing plenty of walking. Food there is not great and over priced so if you're staying only.for the day being your own and take some water. Don't forget to buy the famous chocolate bread in the park, but buy it on your way in as oppose to on your way out as it gets sold out fast. It's delicious.
  • An awesome nature reserve, the best beaches in Colombia with a variety of accomodations. Reservation are a requirement for overnight stay and day entrance. The horse rides between the different sites is helpful. The restaurants have a good basic menu a bit pricey. The staff is attentive and professional.
  • If you go here you will find a beautiful place with clean water, white sand, great vegetation but being so turístic... it depends very much on turist to keep it clean, please don't throw trash to the floor help us keeping this park clean and beautiful for everyone to enjoy
  • A great natural park to visit if you're in Santa Marta. Beautiful. Just be prepared for traffic an allow yourself plenty of time to get there and back. A must do in Colombia.
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