Tour code: 6289SMRCON
Spend an afternoon snorkeling and sussing out local wildlife on a full-day trip from Santa Marta to Crystal Beach and Tayrona National Natural Park. Keep an eye out for monkeys, deer, and more than 300 bird species in the 37,000-acre (15,000-hectare) park—home to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains—then set off for a snorkeling adventure in the turquoise waters of Colombia's Caribbean coast. Look for dolphins and turtles, or simply sit back and enjoy Crystal Beach's white sands and spectacular views. 


  • Day trip from Santa Marta to Taryona National Natural Park and Playa Cristal
  • Visit one of Colombia’s most popular national parks, set on the Caribbean Sea
  • Look for wildlife like monkeys and deer
  • Enjoy beautiful Crystal Beach, a white sand beach within the park
  • Go snorkeling and keep your eyes open for turtles and dolphins!
  • Pickup and drop-off from El Rodadero hotels

What You Can Expect

Crystal Beach and Tayrona National Park Day Trip from Santa Marta

Snorkel off the shores of Colombia!

Your tour from Santa Marta begins with the approximate 1-hour drive to Tayrona National Natural Park with your guide. One of Colombia’s most popular national parks, Tayrona is spread across 7,410 acres (3,000 hectares) of sea and 29,650 acres (12,000 hectares) of land in the rainforest-clad foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

As you explore the park, keep your eyes and ears open for native wildlife, from howler monkeys to deer to bats. Or maybe you’ll see one of the 300+ bird species, such as condors and white eagles.

After exploring the park, jump on a van and head to Neguanje Beach where you will board a boat toward Crystal Beach. After a 20-minute ride, arrive to the beautiful beach which offers soft white sand and great snorkeling opportunities. Put on a snorkel and mask (own expense), and jump in the turquoise water to start searching for local marine life like dolphins, turtles and crustaceans. If you’re not lucky enough to spot one of these underwater favorites, you’ll still see some of the 200+ species of sponge that live among the coral reef. Take a break from snorkeling to enjoy lunch near the beach (own expense).

After snorkeling, relax for a bit on the beach before being returned to Santa Marta.

Customer Reviews

Martha M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was awesome..!!! It was very well organized. The instructor for the snorkeling at playa Cristal was very knowledgeable and help everyone to feel safe and enjoy the activity. The food was delicious. The beach is espectacular. I enjoyed. One of my favorite tours.

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