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Via a Cienaga | Tayrona National Natural Park, Santa Marta, Colombia
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Reviewed yesterday

Take a credible tour that will take care of the entrance fees, transportation, and boat ride from Neguanje to Playa Cristal

Thank Camilo G
Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent place to spend the day. took a boat from Taganga to avoid taking the land transport to Neguanje and the very bad road to it. from Neguanje you will have to hike to playa del muerto or playa cristal as is callled now around...More

1  Thank Vladimir P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled through Colombia - Cartagena, Bogata, Barranquilla (for the Carnival) and up to Taganga for the trip to Tayrona National Park. The boat trip was a nightmare. It started off late and disorganised but the sea in the bay was calm, however as soon...More

1  Thank somedowntime
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Beautiful beach, perfect sand, crystal clear water. Colombia needs to take better care of this and all the beaches on the Caribbean (litter and waste and not respecting nature 100% will bring this whole coastline down in a few years).

Thank camp0rama
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We booked a (day) tour to visit Tayrona and Crystal Beach (which was specifically recommended to us). We very much enjoyed our day. The surroundings are amazing and the water is clear. Also very much enjoyed to snorkel here! You can also enjoy a delicious...More

Thank humairafm
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Small but BEAUTIFUL beach of Parque Tayrona! To get there you can take a boat from Taganga beach at 10:30 am or take a bus that will take you to Bahía de Neguanje where it will stop so you can take some cool pics and...More

1  Thank susgc502
Reviewed September 4, 2018

While I in Santa Marta I made the conscious decision not to visit the main beach in Tyrona National Park. Now I may have missed out on a beautiful beach from my understanding its not easy to get to (trekking an hour and half) and...More

1  Thank Eastcoast53
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

As a Colombian who has been living in USA for more than half of my life, decided to take my family to Santa Marta and for a Day trip to playa Cristal. I hired a driver that a friend recommended who has a comfortable mini...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

If you are a beach person, this destination is for you. There are a few local restaurants with local food, chairs and tents for rent. Food there is overpriced, average lunch is 35.000 COP with average food. The best activity for me was snorkelling. The...More

1  Thank SandyM190
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Very nice beach, perfect to do snorkeling, spend the afternoon, and have a very good fresh fish. The restaurants are managed by local people, so is good to know that the money spent stays with the community. Very nice day trip.

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January 12, 2017|
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Response from chinos333 | Reviewed this property |
the park is on my left , not right.
July 2, 2016|
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Response from Jose Victor C | Reviewed this property |
If you're planning to go via Neguanje, I think the best (and most affordable option) is to buy a day package with a local tour operator. That way you'll have transportation for every step of the tour without having to worry... More
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Response from jtorti7 | Reviewed this property |
I too would suggest Tayrona National Park as you get a good dose of nature, jungle, bouldering and beach--I'm not sure how ambitious your kids are about walking (as the furthest beach is 8km from the park gate)--however... More