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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cristal Beach

Cristal Beach
Road to Cienaga | Tayrona Park, Santa Marta, Colombia
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Santa Marta
Type: Outdoors
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

I have been coming for 23 years (i'm 25) and possibly the loveliest place i've been too, friendly staff, Nice food and veiws are #wow fully recommend xxx

Visited June 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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“stunning beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

this is my favorite beach of the tayrona park. I have been twice:
- the first one I had a trip by bus.. I do not reccomend it, it is slow and takes too much time to get there. Moreover the bus had to take many people arownd the town so it was quite awful. the time they said the bus was leaving was post-scheduled of almost one hour. I later knew it was the normal routine. Anyway, if you are afraid of a trip by boat (the ocean is quite windy and waves may be disturbing), this is your only chance to get here.
- the second time I went there by boat from Taganga. the journey started on schedule (10 am) and we got there in 50 minutes. Much better.. but some other tourists that were with us did not like the journey.. the sea was not calm and they screamed all the trip. It was funny seeing their face.. I think that they regretted their choice.
anyway.. the beach is fantastic, the sea is always calm because it is surrounded by a magnificent bay. this beach is a MUST!!!

Visited March 2014
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bogota
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“Cristal water and beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautiful beach and crystal water!! Its inside Tayrona Park, you get there on a tour by bus and then you take the tour boat to the beach. Its surrounded by mountains. You can do snorkel there (i recommend you take your own mask and snorkel) otherwise they will give you one but its not your own (This costs about us 20). If possible take something to drink or a snack there are only a few local places to eat but since they are the only ones in the area it is a little expensive. us 3 for a drink (water, coke) and lunch could cost aprox usd 25. You stay there for 3-4 hours tours depart at 4- 4:30 pm.

Visited April 2014
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London
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“Beautiful beach but not worth the price and effort”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The beach is nice, relatively quiet, clear water, snorkelling opportunities, but it takes ages to get there. Around an hour in a cab, the road is bad, followed by a short boat. Would be better value in a group, we were just two, but still probably not worth the time

Visited April 2014
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“Awesome awesome awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

One of the best beaches I've ever been!!!
The water was amazing, completely clear, the beach was not as crowded as the others in Parque Tayrona, and I had a perfect afternoon!

Visited April 2014
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