Tayrona National Natural Park
A place full of surprises!
Important Facts About the park
Is a protected area in the Colombian northern Caribbean region and within the jurisdiction of the Department of Magdalena and 34 kilometres (21 mi) from the city of Santa Marta. The park presents a biodiversity endemic to the area of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range presenting a variety of climates (mountain climate) and geography that ranges from arid sea level to 900 meters above sea level. The park covers approximately 30 square kilometres (12 sq mi) of maritime area in the Caribbean sea and approximately 150 square kilometres (58 sq mi) of land.
It was the second most visited national park in Colombia in 2009, with 211.833 visitors. The most visited park was the Rosario and San Bernardo Corals National Natural Park.
Location: Magdalena State, Colombia
Nearest city: Santa Marta
Coordinates: 11°16′N 74°3′WCoordinates: 11°16′N 4°3′W
Area : 150 km2 (58 sq mi)
Governing body: SINAP
Why visit the park?
Because it is a perfect park for those who want to have a contact with nature, relax, have fun enjoy the magnificent beaches and the relaxing view of deep blue seas. Those who are attracted to exciting and varied activities can enjoy hiking, horseback riding, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. Tayrona Park also has archaeological remains of an ancient city of the Tayrona people.
What to do in Tayrona National Park?
Tayrona National Natural Park, offers a variety of activities you possibility to enjoy unforgettable experiences, such as wildlife watching, ecotourism, horseback riding, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, visit the renowned beaches and reefs identify archaeological remains of ancient cultures.
Ecotourism, for its diversity of environments, both terrestrial and marine, for its archaeological remains infrastructure and interpretation trails well marked and the wide variety of recreational, educational and cultural factors that may develop in the Tayrona National Natural Park find great vocation eco - tourism.
The trail, it leads to the beaches of the park, to be recommended this route with camera in hand because the beautiful fauna is crossed at any time.
Beach Pool, named for its wonderful coral reef creates calm water and provides safety for swimming and snorkeling.
Beaches of Cabo San Juan, travel where you will find beaches adorned diaphanous huge rocks to the seashore. The Cape is one of them and has lodging and restaurant in hammocks. These beaches are ideal for swimming.
Pueblito, the architectural structure of the site is a living example of the ingenuity of the past to Tayrona, excellent architects who wisely managed the rocky streams of a stream for different activities through paths, stone bridges and caves.
Cotton-top tamarin extinction Tayrona Colombia
A sign in the park points out that this area is the last place in the world where the endangered cotton-top tamarin still exists.
Visit the Tayrona National Natural Park will not regret!
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