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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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Tayrona National Park and Beach Day Trip from Santa Marta
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It's good, but the beach isn't a special as other places

If you've been to Thailand, Goa or Zanzibar, then this beach won't compare. Yes it's remote and you need to trek through the jungle which is fun, but there's not many places to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you've been to Thailand, Goa or Zanzibar, then this beach won't compare. Yes it's remote and you need to trek through the jungle which is fun, but there's not many places to swim and those you can swim at El Cabo in particular are really crowded. If you're planning to stop over night, and visit that beach i'd stop... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Endless beaches and just about every ecosystem await in Tayrona. I knew the two hour hike to Cabo beach wasn't going to be quick or easy, but it was worth it! We took the horse back which, while it saved my feet, was a bit treacherous in its own right. But just another great part of the adventure!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely place where everyone starting with the families and finishing with seasoned globetrotters can spend a great time in nature. Every time you enter the park there is a fee and you listen to the educational talk. Make sure to take water, insect repellent, hat and cash with you. Do not forget to take ALL your rubbish with you or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We hiked from Canaveral to the beach Cabo San Juan and it was a great and easy hike. The path was really muddy at some point so don't be afraid to take off your shoes and walk bare foot in the mud, it's way easier! You will find food and drinks on the different beaches so you don't have to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty beautiful. The hike is amazing and definitely my favorite part. Being together with the mountains, ocean, and jungle was breathtaking. I will say, if you're expecting pristine, calm, crystal clear water this is not the place. I've been to beaches in Brasil with similar views and much nicer water. It is a bit crowded, so don't expect to be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If your in decent shape its possible to do å day tour from Santa Marta with an early bus (7.30-8.30) and complete an aprox. 10 km round tour from The main entrance, we left the main entrance at 11 had a quick lunch and bath at El Cabo after the easiest 1/3 of the hike and made it back before... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place in the north part of Colombia. We have been amazed by the nature, animals and the paths prepared inside the park. Additionally you can find great beaches there, the camping/hostel infrastructure is pretty good. I have enjoyed staying there a lot.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is just heaven, no other park in colombia actually compares with this place. The whole park seems appart from the civilization, everything is still wild and the beaches are amazing. The place is romantic for couples, and fun for childrens. Best beaches in colombia for sure.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Expected the finest beaches and beautifull views after looking at the LP and other travel sites. But after a long 2+ hour walk the opposite was true... Beaches full of rubbish, no blue waters, very commercial setup and not really worth it in my opinion...

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was raining, it was muddy, and the beaches did not live up to the reputation. We did see monkeys though, which I thought was the best part of this trip.

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