Docking 1 star for the stupidly expensive entrance fee that that tourists have to pay (37,000). Otherwise this is a great place to get away from it all and enjoy beautiful beaches, jungle and wildlife.
-Accommodation is expensive, even the campgrounds. We stayed at Don Pedro camp site which is half the price of the other places. Why? Because it is not located directly on the Arrececes beach. Instead you walk 10mins through the jungle to reach it. This didn't bother us at all and we saved a lot of money by staying here (hammock 10k, tent 12k pp, cabana 100k). The setting in the camp ground is lovely. You are welcome to pick your own fruit for breakfast. They have grapefruit trees, coconuts, orange and lime. The restaurant is basic but portions are big and food well cooked. Place is also quiet so sleeping is not an issue. The generator is turned off at 10pm. Watch out for falling coconuts. Seriously. They can do some real damage. To find Don Pedro camping from Arrececes beach just ask at one of the other places as there is no sign for it.
-Bring lots of DEET. The sand flies are vicious in the morning and evening.
-Trek to the beach after the nudist beach to do some good body/board surfing. Decent waves up to 6-7 meters.
-Bring enough cash to cover your stay. No atm's around (closest are 1hr bus ride back to santa marta).
-If coming from Cartagena dont't waste your time with taking the public buses ( you will need to take 4 in total and it takes 8-10hrs). Just pay for the Marsol tourist bus which picks you up at your hostel and drops you at the park entrance (5hrs). Costs 60k (dec 2012). Well worth it.
-No need to take the donkeys to transport you or your stuff from the park entrance. The trek is only 1hr albeit very hot and humid.
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