Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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This 37,000 acre ecotourism park includes reefs, beaches, mangroves and Tayrona Indian ruins.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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David S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Tayrona National Park offered our family an unforgettable adventure. From jungle hikes to pristine beaches like Playa Cristal, it was perfect for exploring nature together. The kids loved spotting wildlife and exploring ancient ruins. For families seeking outdoor beauty and adventure, Tayrona is a must-visit!
Written 2 July 2024
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Claude C
Bogota, Colombia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Parque Tayrona is the adventure of a lifetime! We stayed at a wonderful boutique hotel overlooking the Caribbean, rode horses along the beach and into one of the rivers that enters the sea. We went scuba diving in the crystal clear waters of Parque Tayrona. Hiking through the jungle to emerge at La Piscina, a perfect swimming beach and then on to Cabo San Juan. We rode horses back to finish the day. Absolutely wonderful!!!
Written 3 June 2024
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40_countries_2014
Washington DC, DC81 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We arrived by boat and only stayed at the beach. The beach was good, but nothing special and there were so many people trying to sell us stuff that it got kind of annoying. The restaurant at the end of the beach has some good food options, including locally caught fish.
Written 28 April 2024
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Guide09979737489
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Tyrona park has amazing views of the ocean as you walk through it.you see monkeys and lots of birds. I walked for 2 hrs to get to Cabo Beach which has a restaurant and a bathroom facility. They do take only Colombian pesos.. take water and sunblock.
Written 7 April 2024
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finnlagun
London, UK441 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
… Unfortunately, though, I found the two-way trek through Tayrona an arduous affair. I would only recommend visiting Tayrona if you very genuinely enjoy hiking for hours on end, as otherwise it is rather torturous to endure the searing heat and what feels like a limitless number of steps and rocks to clamber up and down over the course of a day. I am thirty and in decent shape yet found the day very taxing; I felt extremely sorry for some of the older people walking past me. At the outset of the day, it also took a good hour of standing in line to get the tickets to enter from the El Zaino gate: digitalising this process and allowing online purchases in advance would be advantageous for visitors. Meanwhile, the ‘prizes’ Tayrona held for us — namely a couple of beaches at certain intervals of the trek — were not so special to warrant the mammoth amount of effort that goes into the visit. The food and drinks offered at these beaches, when one finds themselves desperate for respite, are really rather limited to a few ramshackle stands. If, for instance, you do not enjoy beer from a chiller box, you are likely to be disappointed. You will certainly not enjoy a crisp glass of white wine to break up the ordeal. I think what I struggled with most was that the actual hike itself, which goes on for a really long time, is not particularly pretty: there isn’t much to see along the way and there are no, say, waterfalls to break up the route, nor did we see a single animal. I get that this experience will be delightful to some, but it just wasn’t for me, and I wish I’d spend my day doing something else instead. A brutal experience, frankly.
Written 4 April 2024
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Madeline H
Portugal217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Don’t miss it.
Spectacular in every way,
We walked in our Birkenstocks and had a fantastic lunch, one of the world’s gems xxx
Written 1 April 2024
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Maria H
Round Rock, TX278 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Great day trip, we arrived at 9 and waited about 3o minutes in the line and then to get on the shuttle to the entrance. We walked to all 3 beaches with a 5 year old taking the marked walking trail. It was mostly shady, mostly simple walking and felt very safe. We enjoyed swimming in the beach and ate at the last restaurant. We opted to take the horses back to get back sooner. There is a separate horse trail on the inside of the park that is not good to walk, it is very steep and dirty from the horse manure. We did everything at a leisurely pace and were back to the park entrance at 4:30.

We had a hard guessing how much cash to bring so here are some numbers from what we paid:

Tickets - we paid by credit card so don't worry about cash for it
Insurance - can't remember wasn't much
Shuttle to park - 5 per person one way
Horses - 60 mil per person one way
Juices 10
Meal about 40mil per person

There were a lot of comments about the horses so I'm including pictures. We have seen lots of healthy horses and se older or maltreated and these looked fine to us. They did have a place for water at the end.

As far as the sand, it's rough, more like a sea salt texture. We didn't mind, it felt fine.
Written 17 March 2024
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Kasko P
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
First of all, the beaches are indeed nice, notably the main beach playa del cabo is beautiful. However, that’s mainly it. To get there, it is a min. 2 hour hike (a rather easy one) from the parking spot (which is a few km after the main entrance - take a bus or get a driver to get to the parking spot as you mainly walk besides a road) which is fun, however, nothing special. I expected to see/experience more nature (animals, scenic landscapes) and to get more information about biodiversity and indigenous people for a national park which always rates among the must dos/sees in Columbia. It was basically a longer walk to a nice beach for 75,000 Pesos entrance fee. No more, no less.
Written 23 February 2024
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1 943 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We enjoyed our day here, despite the number of visitors. The beaches are very scenic. Reminded me a bit of the Seychelles with all the boulders, although the sand is more gritty than powder.

The trail to the last and busiest of the beaches will take around 1.5/2 hours each way depending on your pace. Trail is well maintained, mainly shady as through forest and not difficult, although there some steps and a few ups and downs. We saw a large group of monkeys, endemic to the park whilst hiking.

Plenty of places to get food and drink at each of the beaches. We preferred the middle one which was far less crowded. On the wide expanse of sand there is an arepa place which I highly recommend. Made to order prawn arepa was so well filled and best I had in Colombia for 20,000 COP.

One tip is not to arrive around 9am as we did. We ended up queueing for over an hour. By 11am the queue was much shorter and by lunchtime there was no queue at all. Also definitely take the minibus for 5,000 COP each way to the start of the trail from the ticket office, otherwise its a long and boring 5km walk.

Written 22 February 2024
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Erik A
Copenhagen, Denmark140 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This is a fine forest but not better than many, many, many other forests.
But here you have to enjoy the walk together with hundreds of tourists going in a long steam the same way as you and towards you. Some are playing music so you cannot hear the sounds from the forrest when they are close to you.
But before this experience you have to stand in a queue for one hour to get a registration and after that queue up for payment and then a queue for getting your permission and then another queue for obtaining mandatory insurance (even though you have your own insurance, you have to pay here once more).
After this you have either to walk one hour in Dusty Road or take a minivan to the start of the trail .
It is reticular expensive, you have to pay 87,000 in entrance 12,000 for insurance and 5 for the minivan. You don’t get anything as a tourist because all things are only in spanish, and trails are badly maintained. On top of all this you have to pay bus, taxi or parking fe to come here.
So, I can only recommend this if you can’t find another way to waste your time and money.
Written 27 January 2024
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