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“unforgettable nature experience”

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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Tayrona National Park and Beach Day Trip from Santa Marta
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Crystal Beach and Tayrona National Park Day Trip from Santa Marta
Ranked #1 of 77 things to do in Santa Marta
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This 37,000 acre ecotourism park includes reefs, beaches, mangroves and Tayrona Indian ruins.
Reviewed February 9, 2013

The park is really a spectacular reserve, the wildlife is very special, it lacks some facilities like toilets, bins, somewhere more to eat and better access from Santa Marta but is an unforgettable experience

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Cabo had beautiful beaches, but crowded. I am so glad that we decided to do a day trip versus hauling our bags in for 2 hours. You either tent and get eaten alive by bugs or pay for an overpriced room.
The hammocks at Mirador look amazing in pictures and for one night maybe but bring something warm to sleep in. There is no barrier from the cool breeze and mist. The hammocks were already damp by 3 in the afternoon. You will also become rather close with your 11 new friends as the hammocks are close together. Would probably be a great experience, but we passed. You need to get there early to get a hammock. Park opens at 8.
Along the walk to cabo there was some ceviche and a few restaurants at some other places but when the sun goes down there is not much travelling around. If you are young and want to party Cabo looked to be the place to be. If you want to be very comfortable with all ameneties available stay at one of the other beaches in a over priced hut and you will be very comfortable and have a great view.

3  Thank Leah N
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Would recommend bussing and saving yourself a small fortune on a tour. Don't try and blag yourself a colombian nationals ticket. At the ticket office they're si busy they don't ask for ID but at the gates beyond, they'll check ya ticket and make you pay the difference. Something like 23000 pesos. A van ride costs 2000 pesos to save yourself a 3km uneven walk to the start of the jungle. Not sure what other experiences have proven but I left the jungle as the sun was setting and reached the main road as it set.. The queue for the bus was more of a heard! When the bus arrived it was a mad dash as everyone tried to cram on. About half a mile up the road is a checkpoint to see if the bus is overloaded. It inevitably is and you may have to leave the bus and join another, as I did. No extra money was charged but the 2nd bus wouldn't drop us back in the center of Santa Marta, instead on the outskirts where you'll have to get a taxi!

This aside, the jungle was incredible.. especially if your first timers like us! Most people seemed intent on walking as fast as possible to the first beach, which kinda disregards the habitat around you! The whole experience was stunning though.. Beautiful views, beaches, flora, fauna and animal life. Among the hi-lights for us was the pelicans swooping across the sea and feeding :) bathing in the sea after an hours jungle walk. It really is a breathtakingly beautiful place to be. We'll opt to stay in the park next time, there's just far too much to see and experience in a day!!

Thank Rob D
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Its a good 2hr hike from the entrance to Cabo beach, but you couldn't ask for more beautiful beaches or scenery. It was one of the best parts of our trip.

1  Thank Lydia H
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Little did I know I would fall in love with this hidden gem...
I have seen many places, visited many beaches, but there is something magical about this place. There is good juju all over the place, the people couldn't be any friendlier and the ecocabins are SICK! It's a must!

1  Thank Dani_dalessandro
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