Tayrona National Park is located on Colombia’s northern Atlantic coast, a few km from Santa Marta. It is located at the edge of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range, which itself is the highest coastal mountain range in the world with a unique ecosystem and home to a huge variety of bird species so ideal for birdwatchers.
- Swim in one of the many bays with its lapping turquoise waters
- Take a break by one of the little beach-side lunch stalls
- Explore the complex architecture of the ‘lost city’ of Pueblito
- Hike through the National Park to its coves, forests and lagoons
- Listen to the birds and monkeys with a sundowner in hand
It is a picture perfect park with its unspoilt beaches, coral barriers, lush vegetation, mangroves and mountains. The beaches are linked by paths, offering the opportunity to walk through this wonderful tropical paradise. The park was once inhabited by the Tayrona Indians who were one of the most advanced pre-Columbian cultures. Towns and villages were connected by stone paths, and the best preserved village is Pueblito, the site of a major Tayrona settlement.