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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

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Address: Santa Marta, Colombia
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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$79.00*
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Tayrona National Park and Beach Day Trip from Santa Marta
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Gorgeous scenery, well maintained.

We were impressed by how well the park is cared for, it's kept clean and orderly, the trails are clear though not always well marked. There are a couple of beaches that are safe... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Melbourne
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were impressed by how well the park is cared for, it's kept clean and orderly, the trails are clear though not always well marked. There are a couple of beaches that are safe to swim in and lots of options for accomodation. The hike up to Pueblito is a must - take the direct route from Cabo San Juan,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So nice we went for the day and wished we could have stayed longer. Do not even attempt to travel here between Xmas and New Year it is impossible to get in the Park until mid January as it is so busy. Also bear in mind they close the park for a month every year, I think in 2017 this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tayrona National Park is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to. Staying in the park is the best way for visitors to experience all it has to offer (amazing beaches, wild animals and great treks). I recommend buying tickets in advance since the park's capacity limit per day is only 1.400 people. If you have enough time... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for a couple of days! Unfortunately we found out in the park that it's basically impossible to get cash anywhere, so be prepared and bring enough! The park is just stunningly beautiful! We saw monkeys, caimans and lot's of awesome birds! Playa piscina (or a beach 2 min walk from it) is the nicest beach we have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ok we tried to get tickets on the way to the hotel but although we got there at 4 o clock ( the tickets counter is open until 5 pm ) we were told that was not possible to sell any tickets without explanation . The attitude of the people who work for the park and especially the ticket organisation... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Tayrona park is a breathtaking place. You will find the most beautiful beach landscapes. Please go to Pueblito, is a indígena old town.

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Caraz, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location great for beginners and well seasoned divers. Great location and wide range of diving areas

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Santa Marta, Colombia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have limited time, be aware that Parque Tayrona has capacity limits per day (1,400 people) and you may not be able to enter the park when you would like. No one told me this. I was staying just outside the park for two days, the first day was pouring with rain so I didn't try to enter the... More 

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Den Haag
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Obviously PNN is popular, both with foreign and domestic visitors. When we were there the holiday for the Colombians was just coming to an end but still it was quite busy. Luckily we had bought our tickets well in advance from a Colombian tour operator so we skipped the lines. Our driver brought us to Cañaveral (we entered at El... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tayrona is sold as one of the greatest beaches, but for us the best was the forest experience. The walk is long but fantastic. The landscape, the trees and plants, and the views change as you get closer to the beach. Beaches are average. We hired horses to get back to the entrance, but you have to be there early.... More 

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