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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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After doing the Lost City hike, 2 days at the beach was a wonderful idea. When I was there it wasnt too crowded, but the waves were a little rough. Beautiful beach, and there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

After doing the Lost City hike, 2 days at the beach was a wonderful idea. When I was there it wasnt too crowded, but the waves were a little rough. Beautiful beach, and there are plenty of photo ops. I camped at Cabo, tents are very close to each other but very affordable. $25000 per person, and waking up on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Myself & a few friends stayed a night in hammocks at Cabo San Juan. No frills accommodation but the beach is a paradise of white sands and cool clear water. There are showers available & a restaurant which seemed reasonable enough considering the remoteness of the location. The breakfast was ok, we chose to bring our own food although there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

pack light and walk to the far off beaches, a perfect place to explore and find a private spot. camp out overnight and get one of the locals to catch and cook you a nice fish. Or better still do it yourself.. I first went here in 2007, again in 2014 and the number of tourists is increasing

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I did not really think the park was worth the 40.000 tourist entrance fee. It is essentially just a long walk to expensive tourist areas with loads of people and beaches that aren't that great. Very harsh sand and harsh waves. What I found very very annoying was the lack of information. There was only signage on the road to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

So I went for the day because I didn't want to spend the night sleeping in a hammock. Apparently accommodation and food there is expensive so take plenty of food and water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We hiked to one of the furthest beaches, Cabo San Juan which took roughly 2 hours from the main car park of Tayrona. It can be a challenging walk in places, particularly in the heat but it was enjoyable. The beach itself is picturesque however the water was a lot rougher than expected making swimming not too comfortable. We chose... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A fantastic place to spend a few days or longer chilling by the beach and worrying about little else. Great that you can hike to other places along the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The perfect place to walk and enjoy the sea, in meeting new people, different cultures ,and swimming, is a perfect for do diferents activities , scuba diving, snorkeling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

You cannot skip it. The change from the desert to the lush green of a national forest. The beaches are phenomenal, the area is fantastic. Lots of hikes, lots of places to sleep (from a hammock till a boutique eco lodge), lots of different fish to eat, several water activities from snorkeling to body surfing to scuba diving. Overall, great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in Tayrona for 3 days, and liked it. The beaches and nature are gorgeous. You need to walk a lot to see other things than beaches. The one thing I didn't like was all the horses on the walkway's.

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

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