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. Add Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona to your Santa Marta travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Santa Marta itinerary builder.
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  • The trek San Juan is not for everyone. Yes, it's not a difficult trek in comparison to what you can do else where. However, if you are uncomfortable walking for 2-3 hours then this may not be a great ...  more »
  • Cant understand the hype. This place is so badly ran. To start with we waited for over an hour to get our tickets (which given our experiences we believe to be highly overpriced) despite it not being ...  more »
  • Kind of a tough hike for our group which included a 70 year old. Took us over 2 hours to get to the beach, but the beaches are definitely worth the hike.  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful places I've ever been. Go early in the morning mid week to avoid the crowds. Rent a hammock for the night. No light pollution = amazing sky. Water is prone to rip tides, be aware on the beaches. The food here was just average and expensive for what it is so either bring your own or be prepared for disappointment.
  • Unique and magical. Need to improve that the people that arrive for a day take their garbage back. Besides that amazing.
  • Best spot in Colombia! Beautiful beaches and forest. Plenty of hiking available too. Options to camp or use hammocks as well!
  • I enjoyed the park very much (although it was quite crowded). Be weary of people asking you for an entrance fee.. Make sure you pay the right person. In addition I suggest taking the boat ride from Taganga, especially if it's a chippy day at sea. It'll be a nerve wracking experience, but one that will be worth the story.. Just make sure your electronics are in water proof bags! Don't expect to shower while here, and bring your own toilet paper. Besides all that, lay back and enjoy!
  • Day trip or week trip, you can do it all. You can camp or just tour for the day. You can ride horses, you can go in the ocean. Beautiful National Park with many options! A must go!