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“Great walks - great beaches”

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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$79.00*
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Tayrona National Park and Beach Day Trip from Santa Marta
Ranked #1 of 71 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.
Copenhagen, Denmark
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great walks - great beaches”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Great walk from the entrance to the beach. But I don't understand why it must be so expensive if you just want to go for a day?

Visited September 2013
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Kerhonkson, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“not to be missed”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

hike to gorgeous beaches with clear blue water. Fresh squeezed orange juice and ceviche is for sale at various sites along the trail. The ocean breezes moderate the heat and a swim at the end if the final reward for a healthy hike along the coast.

Visited September 2013
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Barranquilla, Colombia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful place.”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful places in Colombia. It's a great place to relax and be close to nature. It offers a great mixture of forest and pristine beaches. The views are jaw-dropping, the beaches are gorgeous. It's helpfull to bring some water or any thirst-quenching liquid since you have to walk from the entrance of the park to the camping zone and the beaches (unless you opt for paying for a horse ride). You should bring your own food if you are travelling on a budget because the restaurants there are expensive to some extent. I stayed at Arrecifes camping zone but I heard Cabo San Juan is the best place for camping, so I'll try to be there next time. You have to be careful about the trails because they're not properly signaled at some points. I actually took the wrong path a couple of times but luckily we got to the same point, so it was like taking a different route. However, one should be careful about that because this park covers a huge area. Recommended beaches: La Arenilla, La Piscina, Cabo San Juan.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“gorgeous, isolated, adventure”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

we hiked in for one day. arrived at the El Zaino gate at 8:30am, got to Cabo San Juan at 11:15. the beaches were gorgeous, the experience was exciting and adventurous, for city folks like us (from new york city)! an important tip......the trails are really not well marked. while there are only a few trails, and you are most likely to stay on the right general path, its a good idea to ask fellow hikers along the way....if your spanish is minimal like mine, just say the name of the beach that you are looking for and point....! we actually never found La Piscina. we were planning on stopping there before making a final stop at Cabo San Juan, but we just ended up at Cabo San Juan...! we never saw a turn-off for La Pisicna. Oh well! we spent the whole afternoon at Cabo San Juan, and left at 3:30. we also accidentally ended up hiking out on the horse trail, which was not our plan, but somehow we missed the turn for the trail that we took on the way in....everything looks the same so its hard to tell!

Visited September 2013
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Copthorne, West Sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“walkways through a forest down to the ocean”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

The sound of birds as the sun goes down. The wonderful beaches, please find one that is safe to swim. Well organised walks that try to minimise the impact of feet on this fragile habitat. Holes in the ground round the mangroves that will have lad crabs crawling out of them as the sun goes down.

Visited August 2013
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