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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

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Address: Santa Marta 470007, 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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AMAZING!!

amazing park! pristine beaches, great views. hiking is hot/humid, but some beaches have food and vendors selling snacks. Must try the fresh ceviche!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Park had been closed for cleaning so could not visit. As this was peak season it seemed a ridiculous decision.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

amazing park! pristine beaches, great views. hiking is hot/humid, but some beaches have food and vendors selling snacks. Must try the fresh ceviche!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Read the sign at the start of path to Arricifies as saying distance as 3.2 km and "Baja" which I believed meant low or easy. For me it was an amazing beautiful , mostly uphill ordeal and beyond my capability endurance test ( I failed). Thrilled when I finally found a place to rent a horse to carry me back--... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a collectivo from Santa Marta into the park and then hiked about 7 miles. Picked-up by a collectivo on the far end (they congregate there). Stopped at a beach for a swim. Excellent hiking and beaches.

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Gatineau
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the park was one of the reason we chose this destination. Unfortunately, the park is closed for a month, until the end of February. I guess, we will have to come back :).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were thinking about staying some nights but I was so happy we did not decide for this option after having seen the state of the camping areas, the lodges and how incredibly crowded and noisy it is there. So we just made a day trip. Going by public bus on corner Calle 11/Carrera 11 to El Zaino was cheap... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the trip to Tayona from Santa Marta. Well worth it! It is safe and clean, and they only allow 300 people a day onto the beach (Playa Cristal/ Playa Muerto). The road in the park is a bit bumpy, but it adds to the natural charm.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One caveat: we visited during high-season so expected it to be busy. However, the park staff were extremely disorganized and information was hard to find. The park was listed to open at 8 am but actually opened at 7 am. We got to the park at 8:30 am but the tickets were already sold out. Many visitors were extremely frustrated.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is really nice place where to go for one or two days! Just be aware that the park has limited person per day which can enter, so itis better to book the ticket in internet, coz we for example reached to get in the second day after waited in lime 2 hours to get tickets for next day!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's worth the walk, and as much as it is photographic, in reality it's even better. You can stay in a few locations around the park Cabo San Juan being one of them. The quietest beach is the nude one, just be sure you are here to participate.

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