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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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Roatan, Honduras
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

rented a car and had a wonderful drive to the park. Road was well constructed, beautiful scenery. Plenty of places to stop along the way for food or whatever. and a photographers paradise if you like the rain forest. recommend long pants and bug spray.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We hiked into the park. It took just under 2 hrs to get to Cabo camp sight. It was really hot and humid (it was September and the start of the rainy season so I think humidity was worse!) Despite reading the reviews we opted for tents...don't do it!!. We were charged COP25000 per person per night which I thought... More

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We'd been planning on coming here for quite some time and were certainly not disappointed. Make sure you being enough cash with you, we just managed to scrape by with the help of some fellow Brits. The national park entrance fee was 38,000COP. We hiked through the jungle, seeing iguanas, capybaras and monkeys along the way. We decided on staying... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I visited from Santa Marta: bus ride to the entrance, followed by a truck ride to the beginning of the trail, and a 3 hour hike to Cabo San Juan (you'll hit Arrecifes and the Arrecifes restaurant 30-40 minutes before). The hike was tough - blistering hot and lots of stairs; at one point we had to hike for a... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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6 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I loved the park. No wonder it was ranked in the top ten travel destinations by The Guardian. I only had one night to spend, but was determined to make the most of it. Not knowing what to expect, I considered the ecohabs, but ultimately decided to risk it and hike straight to Cabo. There isn't too much information online... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The only downside to getting to the swimming beaches is the long walk. For me it wasn't an issue as I like hiking, but my friend wasn't that keen on the walk. I carried all her stuff and mine, so it was a hard slog. It's a 2 hour walk so take plenty of water! The swimming beach is nice... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The area of Cabo San Juan is amazing with 3 beautiful beaches. the 2 beaches that are a short walk away are more secluded and beautiful. the furthest is a beach for those that like to get nude. camping and hammocks are available for the budget traveller. 20,000-25,000 pesos for a hammock. i took a load of cereal bars with... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A group of us came here by bus from Santa Marta (cost 7000 COP) you get left at the entrance where you pay (38,000 COP as of Sep 2014) then you get a minibus (2000 COP) further into the park. Note: bring ID you need this to get into the park and when checking into campsite. From the entrance it... More

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Telluride, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Gorgeous beaches, but definitely a destination. Be ready to hike through the hot/humid jungle. You'll be rewarded with beautiful beaches. You can sleep in hammock, tents or cabins. The cabins were too expensive and hammocks range from $8-$15. Arrecifes is the first beach you'll come to. A nice place to stay but still a little hike from a nice beach... More

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philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The best way to see Tayrona is to go to Taganga by bus from Santa Marta and negotiate with the boat operators for drop off and pick ups. Try the catch of the day grilled fish from any beach stand. and fresh juices. Remember storms roll in like clock work every day around 3-4pm. Wish we knew that. Bring your... More

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