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Tayrona National Park

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Address: Santa Marta, Colombia
Description: This 37,000 acre ecotourism park includes reefs, beaches, mangroves and...
This 37,000 acre ecotourism park includes reefs, beaches, mangroves and Tayrona Indian ruins.
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Disney like jungle and beach park

Tayrona is like a Disney jungle, open and very walkable and accessible (although no easy hike seen the climate and the many steps uphill), some beaches get a but crowded on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Tayrona is like a Disney jungle, open and very walkable and accessible (although no easy hike seen the climate and the many steps uphill), some beaches get a but crowded on holiday weekend, but it's still possible to find your private beach

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We visited Tayrona for the beaches, make sure you speak to your hostel in Taganga and do your research there's only a few beaches you can swim on (strong undercurrents prevent you from swimming on all the others, do not ignore the red flags! You tube how to survive rip curls it could save your life) arriving at your chosen... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Tayrona is an amazing natural coastal park. The main attractions are the wonderful beaches, the flora and the fauna. There is also Pueblito, an archeological site on top a hill around 2.5km from playa del cabo. I took a whole day and walked it all back and forth, around 30km. The best beach, though less popular because of its difficult... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Despite the heat everything else about the park was perfect. We got lucky as it has been a dry season so there far fewer mosquitoes than expected. You MUST bring sunblock, the sun is brutal. The beaches are beautiful, however at times were overran with backpackers. Worth going to at least once in your life to experience being that close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A two hour jungle hike leads you to Cabo San Juan - a beautiful beach in Tayrona National Park. It is definitely worth spending the night - the hammocks fill up quickly, but there are many tents available to rent, too.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Some of the most beautiful beaches, with exceptional landscapes! It is a must do in Colombia, dont' miss it

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great Walking and site seeing.. bring comfortable shoes and plan a stay ... we did not see all not enough time

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Tayrona National Park is an absolute must-see if you visit Colombia. The trails are well maintained, and there are several places to stay in the park- lodging (hammocks and tents) in both Arreceifes and Cabo San Juan. Cabo is more touristy, but has a beach right there on the water where you can swim, whereas with Arreceifes you must walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

One of the most beautiful places in the world and top thing to do when in Santa Marta. Great trek into park, stunning beaches and plenty of wild life! However, it really is let down by third world facilities. Took over an hour just to buy tickets with only two people serving the hundreds queuing. After paying nearly 50,000 to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great hike! We did the easy one, starting from el Zaino entrance. It takes about two hours to walk to Cabo San Juan, the most popular beach. Others take a longer route starting at El Calabazo entrance. Beaches are clean and scenic. There are lots of campers, and it is possible to spend the night in fancier cabins. Restroom facilities... More 

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Address: Santa Marta, Colombia
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Magdalena Department  >  Santa Marta District  >  Santa Marta

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