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Tayrona National Park

Santa Marta, Colombia
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Santa Marta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: National Parks
Description: This 37,000 acre ecotourism park includes reefs, beaches, mangroves and Tayrona Indian ruins.
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Curitiba, PR
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Amazing place to be in real contact with nature. Great to relax and chill out at the beach while having an Aquilla :)

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It is a nice place to relax and enjoy your company and the nature the park offers. I personally spent 2 nights in the lodges/cabañas at Arrecifes and I loved the lodge!

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our visit to Tayrona - beautiful beaches and nice hikes. Some tips though: You have to hike a lot to get to the beaches. Once you are at the main entrance (el Zaino), you will be offered a collectivo ride for 2.000 pesos. Take them up on the offer. Otherwise you will be walking up a road for... More

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Shanghai, China
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Wonderful place with lots of nature, but in the end, it is just beaches and hiking trails. Not suitable for young children as you have to walk long distances (1.5 hrs) to reach the key beach, La Piscina. We had a small boy, 6 years old, with us so we did not make the hike. Instead, nearby the entrance there... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you love beaches and want to relax on some cool ones tayrona could be a place for you to check out. That said, I wouldn't personally book a trip for this place specifically. It's rather expensive overall for a national park and a bit of effort to get to the beaches. The hike isn't that bad but the overall... More

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Santa Marta, Colombia
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8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's a very unique place where you can really disconnect from your rutine or the world.. it's better when you go on a time it's not tha crowded... the beach is beautiful, you can walk into the forest... try to have a hamack to sleep yes of course try to stay a little longer then 2 days to really feel... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nice hike through the jungle to several beaches, with a couple of stops where you can purchase lunch or a coke. All the trails were well maintained and marked. It was a bit expensive, marked up substantially for foreigners, and the entrance is a bit chaotic.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Tayrona National Park is beautiful but we made the mistake of booking our trip there with the travel agency Ecoturismo Taganga in Taganga. They are quite possibly the worst travel agency ever! We decided to book a transportation and accomadation package with them for Playa Cabo San Juan but when we arrived they hadnt sent enough money for our beds... More

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Brasilia, DF
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The most beautiful place I have ever been. Tips: there is water and food available at the camp site and it's not as expensive as people say. If I had known before going, I wouldn't have brought so many things. Grab some water for the 1-hour trek and that's enough. Another thing, take your student card with you! You pay... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stayed in hammocks overnight in the Cabo San Juane camp which was a great experience. The beach there is probably the most beautiful we came across in Tayrona Park and the sea was swimmable. My best tip would be to walk to the far end of the beach and climb up a little bit to get a truly beautiful... More

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