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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

Santa Marta 470007, Colombia
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This 37,000 acre ecotourism park includes reefs, beaches, mangroves and Tayrona Indian ruins.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Santa Marta 470007, Colombia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were picked up at our hotel at 6:30am. We arrived at the gate of the Tayrona National Park at 9:00. Then we took a 3-hour hike up and down hills, through passage ways so narrow we could barely fit, in the jungle, in high...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, please ensure to bring sunscreen, mosquito repellent & swimming stuff. It is possible to do the hike on your own but would be better to join with other travelers during the walk. Bus from Santa Marta to the park costs COP7000 (took around 50mins...More

Thank ladyyeung
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good: amazing scenery! We were short for time as the park closes at 5, so we took the horses. It was super cool but a fairly difficult ride if you have no riding experience. The entire experience is awesome and is a must if you...More

1  Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trek San Juan is not for everyone. Yes, it's not a difficult trek in comparison to what you can do else where. However, if you are uncomfortable walking for 2-3 hours then this may not be a great place to try and visit. There...More

Thank Sam D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cant understand the hype. This place is so badly ran. To start with we waited for over an hour to get our tickets (which given our experiences we believe to be highly overpriced) despite it not being that busy. Staff were just sitting about talking...More

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kind of a tough hike for our group which included a 70 year old. Took us over 2 hours to get to the beach, but the beaches are definitely worth the hike.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend to go to the park. We visited during low season and were lucky enough to see two types of monkey. Going throught the deep and dense forest was an amazing experience.

Thank Ti'Bô L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found Tayrona incredible! It has amazing tracks were you are surrounded by nature. If you walk a bit you can get a little far from most of the people and find practically deserted beaches. Unless you enjoy being in very populated places, this is...More

Thank Mariana C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just enjoy pristine beaches forests and genuine native villages. If you come from Europe or North America you will find this unique different to anything you have seen before and simply unforgettable!

Thank OtreblaSolrac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great visit to the national park. We were trying to work out how to stay in the park but as we were travelling from palomino & on to santa Marta we couldn't find a solution for our luggage. We therefore decided to...More

Thank Sarah B
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Hi, We are planning to go on January. Did you use a tour guide? and for transport , was it easy to find a ride back to the city? Thanks
27 May 2017|
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Response from NinaLouiseMarshall | Reviewed this property |
We used a guide and wished we hadn't. We ended up ditching our guide and meeting only for the bus journey home.
Can one rent a car from Santa Marta and drive to and THROUGHOUT the park and drive to the beaches?Since i'm flying in there, where is the main entrance because i want a private room in a hostel as close as possible to entrance. Mostly interested in beaches. I have 4 1/2 days to spend in the area. Thanks!
19 May 2017|
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Response from NinaLouiseMarshall | Reviewed this property |
You definitely can't drive into the beach/trail area. You can either stay in the park - everything from hammocks to luxury accommodation, or bus in from outside.