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Tayrona National Park

Listed under National Parks in Santa Marta, Colombia.

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  • Photo of Tayrona National Park
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This national park is lined by some of Colombia’s most perfect beaches – the kind with the white sand, gently waving palms and clear waters reflecting a perfect blue. It’s more than just a pretty coast though, Tayrona’s jungles are home to iguanas, jaguars and howler and titi monkeys, as well as a lizard menagerie and the marine life of the coast.

There’s not much in the way of infrastructure for visitors and the deeper you forge into the park the less you’ll find, but that works in favour of keeping the place looking pristine and protected. The pleasure of these clean pockets of beach hidden by jungle is that no one else is there. If you prefer not to venture too deep the option to sling a rented hammock up on the beach and stay the night for a very small fee is another way to experience the park. Local people still live in communities within the park and if you fancy a bit of adventure you can arrange a guide to take you into one of the mountain villages to meet some of them – ask before taking a photo though. Visitors are also able to visit El Pueblito, a lost and ruined Pre-Columbian city.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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“A Transformation in Tayrona National Park”

By Carlos Villalon for The New York Times Tayrona National Park in Colombia has long been known to connoisseurs as one of the wildest and most beautiful corners of South America. Its swimming beaches are reached by a trail that dips and climbs through … Read more...

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