Santa Marta Magdalena, Colombia

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

The Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona is situated on the northern coast of Colombia, a mere 30-minute drive from Santa Marta, Magdalena. This expansive national park encompasses around 150 square kilometers of land and over 30 kilometers of coastline, offering long, picturesque stretches of sandy shoreline. However, most of the park's beaches are not suitable for swimming due to their rugged terrain. Visitors will marvel at the park's stunning capes, coves, and lagoons. Notably, the park boasts some of Colombia's most popular beaches, including La Piscina, a small, picturesque beach protected by a coral reef and deemed safe for swimming. Conversely, Arrecifes, a beautiful, wide, sandy beach surrounded by lush forest, is considered unsafe for swimming, with a history of 200 reported drownings. Cañaveral, with similar scenery and safety levels, also offers nearby campsites. La Piscinita is a secluded cove that may permit swimming, depending on weather conditions, signaled by posted flags. Finally, Cabo San Juan de Guia Beach, often abbreviated as "El Cabo," is Tayrona's most famous beach and considered a safe swimming spot.

Visitor Reviews

Visitor reviews highlight the incomparable beauty of the beach, with spectacular natural landscapes that allow visitors to relax and forget their worries. Some visitors complain about the physical exhaustion of the walk and the additional costs to enter the park, but others recommend it as a very good visit option. However, one visitor warns others not to buy from a specific store at the park entrance as they experienced poor quality products and lost their money. Another review simply describes the beach as a delicious and magical place.

Where is Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona?

Latitude: 11.3064 / Longitude: -74.0658

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona is located in Santa Marta Magdalena. The following map of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona shows the exact location.

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