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A magical spot where the jungle meets the sea, Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona remains one of Colombia's leading outdoor attractions largely thanks to its pristine nature. The national park offers a diverse range of landscapes, including arid brown lands in the west, rainforest in the center, and sandy beaches along the coastal north. While the water looks extremely inviting, many beaches--especially those marked with red flags--remain unsafe for swimming due to strong currents. If you're visiting the coastline in high season, prepare for big crowds and long lines in front of restaurants and facilities. Use our Santa Marta road trip planning tool to visit Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona on your trip to Santa Marta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona Reviews
Sin duda el mejor punto natural del Magdalena. Es belleisimo, caluroso, naturalente exhuberante y muy colorido. Se camina mucho, así que recomendable llevar poca carga, calado cómodo, abundante agua y... more »Without a doubt the best natural point of the Magdalena. It is belleisimo, hot, naturalexion and very colorful. You walk a lot, so it is advisable to carry little load, comfortable draft, abundant water and repellent. Worth the cad minute walk.
This is an amazing, virtually untouched natural park right next to Santa Marta. Thankfully, as Santa Marta is still up-and-coming, this park is not crowded with tourists like so many other national pa... more »
Its beaches are beautiful, very quiet, perfect place to unwind and spend your days with total tranquility. It is worth spending a few days to visit all the beaches and the jungle. I recommend staying at the Cabo San Juan campsite.
It's wonderful!! A bit overpriced but I guess is the price you have to pay to enjoy this beautiful of the earth. You have electricity during X times. I think it's a natural park but NOT ECO-FRIENDLY AT ALL. Sooooo much plastic - it's true they recycle it all but still they should have other ways to serve the products.
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