Explore Colombia: Tyrona National Park

where to stay:

Tayrona Tented Lodge:  A quiet escape from the city, worth the half hour trek off the beaten path.  Stay in one of three cabanas right on the beach and fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing onto the sand.  Basic lodging and provided meals parallel the simplicity of your stay at the Tayrona Tented Lodge- and all at a good price.  The hotel is located in a palm tree covered beach nestled between the Sierra Nevada and the sea. The area's weather is comfortable all year round, combining the warm temperatures of the tropics with the mild humidity and cooling breeze from the mountains. Ecotents are fully equipped, each with a private bathroom and ocean views. Each ecotent can accommodate up to 3 people. Tent prices begin at $63 USD/night.  http://www.onressystems.com/webapp/book_search.asp


Casa los Cerros: If you’re looking to stay in the city of Taganga, just a few miles outside of the National Park, this is by far one of the best hotels you can choose.  The hotel features three villas, which are all reasonably priced.  One of the best features of the hotel however is the pool at the center of the property, a perfect place to put up your feet.  Some of the greatest hosts you will have in Colombia, Jean-Luc and Ana will do anything to make your stay lovely.  We suggest asking for a room with an ocean view- totally worth it.  Room pricing begins at $57 USD/night.  https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1350865


who to tour with:

Viator: Visit Tayrona National Natural Park and swim in a reef-formed pool in the Caribbean on this day trip from Santa Marta. Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, as it’s known in Spanish, is one of the most popular national parks in Colombia, home to animals like monkeys, dolphins and condors that live in its 37,000 acres (15,000 hectares) of land and sea. A local guide will lead you on a walk through the park to a white-sand beach where you can swim in the clear water of the natural pool and enjoy lunch.  This well-guided tour is perfect for those looking to see and do everything Tayrona Park has to offer in one day.  Day trip tours begin at $163 USD. http://www.viator.com/tours/Santa-Marta/Tayrona-National-Park-and-Beach-Day-Trip-from-Santa-Marta/d4520-6289SMRREEF

Posted on September 7, 2015 .