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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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Shanghai, China
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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
25 helpful votes 25 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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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Wimberley, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've been to Tayronna several times over the years and I felt obligated to write a review about how it has unfortunately changed for the worse. You must realize that it is such a high volume tourism area that it makes it difficult to protect, but there are obvious signs of neglect compared to the amount of revenue this place... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

tayrona is beautiful and not to be missed. we ended up sleeping in hammocks at one of the established campsites along the beach... we got extremely rained on, bathrooms overflowed, and a donkey sounded like it was being murdered in the very near distance. the night was fairly miserable but that was largely due to our own poor planning for... More

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New York City, New York
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I could stay here for the rest of my life swimming in turquoise water, staring at the stars and drinking over-priced bottles of wine in a hammock under technicolor-dream sunsets. It was full of beautiful tan hippies, spectacular views and some challenging but worthwhile hikes. People complain about it being crowded but somehow everyone there was interesting and attractive looking... More

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