Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Santa Marta

4.5
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.
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  • We booked a Tayrona National Park tour in our hotel (Mercure) and it was average at best. Got driven to one of the entry points, walked to the beach and later got driven by boat to a nearby...  more »
  • We drove out there a little later in the day. We got there around 3-3:30 PM, thinking we would go in for a short walk and then drive back to our hotel. Unfortunately we were told that the park...  more »
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  • Beautiful park and nice beaches. Most beaches not for swimming though and crowded. Make sure to reserve horses if you want to ride back out! We ended up not being able to get any as all were reserved and had to walk back through the jungle in pitch black darkness and pouring rain.
  • Very beautiful , is about a two hour hike to the beach. You have to pay to enter , then pay for a ride up. If you want you can take a horse instead of hiking. Restaurant on beach was good. Costs to use toilets.
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