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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

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Address: Santa Marta 470007, Colombia
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This 37,000 acre ecotourism park includes reefs, beaches, mangroves and...

This 37,000 acre ecotourism park includes reefs, beaches, mangroves and Tayrona Indian ruins.

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US$ 79.00*
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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

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Once in a lifetime opportunity! Incredibly beautiful. Pristine. However you must take a tour instead of trying to do this on your own. Strictly limited access. If you are on a... read more

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Once in a lifetime opportunity! Incredibly beautiful. Pristine. However you must take a tour instead of trying to do this on your own. Strictly limited access. If you are on a tour you pass thru the entrance, otherwise waits to get in could be 2-4 hours. Public transportation to the reserve is questionable. Rainforest will steep hills plunging into the... More 

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Munich, Germany
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have visited this national park on a 1 day trip. The hikes are quiet long, but the nature is amazing!

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Thank Kreuzband-Tom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a 4 day trip to the park. There are three entrances, the middle and eastern one are the more popular ones, the eastern being kinda like the main entrance. From this entrance you take a bus for 5-10 minutes deeper into the park. Then the little adventure starts: you "have to" walk through the beautiful nature of... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had been a while since i didnt visit tayrona, it was disappointing :( Too many people, endless lines for everything... 1 hour line for taking a shower!!! The landscape is beautiful but its hard to enjoy when there are too many people and the structure of the park is not ready yet.

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Thank Diana G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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I was very doubtful whether it's gonna be good, especially during semana santa. But I was positively surprised. The crowds were not overwhelming and all of the park with paths and beaches was clean. A few things I would like visitors to consider: - the horses looked really bad and they didn't have anything to eat as there is no... More 

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Copenhague, Dinamarca
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is surely ann awesome location, but the Parque Nacional Natural administration fails to inform visitors that you risk being rejected at the entrance if you have not made an advance reservation. If you arrive will before 9am you may have a chance but entry is not guaranteed. It is a shame because many travel there from a far. There... More 

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Thank Joakim G
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Pros: beautiful scenery and beaches, it should be visited but I would do it off season and mid week to avoid the mass crowds (we went mon-wed in Holy Week and it was unpleasantly crowded, especially Cabo San Juan). A really good trek up to middle of the park where there is a quiet local village where the masses don't... More 

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Thank Henry L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in around 12pm by taxi from Santa Marta. We then took the bus and hiked to Cabo San Juan. However, we somehow ended up on the horse trail...which is not fun on foot. Anyway, Cabo San Juan was amazing, but we only had 1 hour to stay (getting there took 2 hours). On our way back, we went... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many people travel to Santa Marta with the main purpose of visiting the national park and it's completely worth it. We did a day trip from Santa Marta. We caught the bus from Calle 11 Carrera 14 (7,000 COP). The bus takes about 70 minutes. Entry to the park is about 17,000 COP for locals and 45,000 COP for foreigners.... More 

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Amazing beaches, definitely worth an hour long walk though a jungle. I was very busy due to Semana Santa but still you could have find your own spot. You can get there by minibus from Taganga for 25k COP one way. Or you can take a local bus from Santa Marta to the park entrance 7k COP this took around... More 

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