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Tayrona National Park

Santa Marta, Colombia
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Ranked #1 of 19 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

well worth the long trek there, as the beaches are savage and isolated. I particularly liked how the facilities are simple and in keeping with the overall park. Took horses on the way back as I could not walk that distance again, and that was some ride ! I could not tell you which was the most tiring, but both... More

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I will preface this review with this info about myself: I have visited many, many beaches in the Caribbean and Latin America, and Tayrona was a huge disappointment. I will admit I'm a bit of a beach snob. :) My friend enjoyed Tayrona more than I did and overlooked some of these problems because she hasn't traveled as much. Anyway,... More

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Bogotá
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Well maintained trails and plenty of things to explore. We - family with kids of 4 and 6 - walked up to the Nautral Pool and took a horseride back. The trails are kept in good conditions - a shame to see people dump their plastic bottles.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It has 3 different beaches. You must walk 2 hours to get to the last one, as the 1st is not suited for swimmers (and maybe not even for surfers). Bring cash with you as it is far from the city, and there is no ATM. Foreigners must pay 38,000 pesos to get in (USD$21). You must show your passport.... More

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Jaguariuna, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Tayrona was really the highlight of my trip to coast of Colombia!!! I spente 5 nights there...based on Cabo San Juan...it was really difficult to leave the place! I recommned to get there earlier as possible if you dont carry ur own tent! late afternoon the place is packed and I seen people going back late on the trail because... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very nice natural park, the beaches are breathtaking, the ride walk so fun and the food it's a bit expensive but quite authentic. I recommend cabo de San Juan beach it' s a bit far but it's beautiful

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Even though the heat was almost deadly, the walking through the jungle, stopping for a drink and some food in Arrecifes, and finally arriving to Cabo San Juan, was more than amazing!!! The beach is wonderful. My favorite part of my 8 week long graduation trip was sitting

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We visited Tayrona NP as a taster for the Lost City trek, to get used to trekking in the humidity. You could spot a lot of wildlife along the way, but generally the park felt all too touristy, expensive restaurants along the way, boardwalks, and altogether too many signs that man had conquered this natural space. We only did the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The beaches were awesome, but the price for entrance, food, and stay was outrageous. Also the restaurant never opened in time.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I would totally recommend a visit to the Park. We spent an entire day in the park. For birding and photography it's great. We left we many memories. Don't miss it if you get a chance to visit. Wear proper footwear for climbing.

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