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  • Location:Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Duration:6 hours (approx.)

Best Crystal Beach and Tayrona National Park Day Trip from Santa Marta

Snorkel at Crystal Beach, a picture-perfect beach on the coastal edge of Tayrona National Natural Park (Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona)! This day trip from Santa Marta lets you experience two of Colombia’s most beautiful natural attractions, including the 37,000-acre (15,000-hectare) protected park on northern Colombia’s Caribbean coast. A local guide helps you find wildlife like monkeys and condors in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, one of the highest coastal mountain ranges in the world, before snorkeling in the beautiful bay and relaxing on white sand.


  • 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

Best 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.
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Tour code: 6289SMRCON


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