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Top Beaches in Tayrona National Park

By Viator, January 2018

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Tayrona National Park—on the northeast coast of Colombia, where rainforest-covered mountains meet golden sandy shores and secluded coves—has some of the loveliest beaches in all of South America. Don’t miss these top Caribbean beaches during your visit to the protected park.

Cabo San Juan
El Cabo de San Juan, often simply called Cabo San Juan, ranks among the best beaches on the planet and the most popular within the borders of Tayrona National Park. Cabo San Juan encompasses two beaches separated by a rocky outcrop—and unlike many of the park’s other beaches, where treacherous currents prohibit swimming, the waters here are calm enough to get in and enjoy.

Canaveral
Lesser-known than many of Tayrona’s beaches, Canaveral is one of the longest and most impressive. Situated in the eastern portion of the park, this non-swimming beach offers a true sense of seclusion, as not many people make it to this part of Tayrona. 

Arrecifes
The first beach you’ll encounter upon passing through the main entrance of Tayrona Park is Arrecifes, the park’s largest beach. While the currents make swimming too dangerous, the beach remains a popular destination for sunbathing, and it’s also home to campsites and a restaurant for those who wish to enjoy a spectacular Arrecifes Beach sunset and stay the night.

Crystal Beach
Crystal Beach gets its name from its clear waters, perfect for swimming and snorkeling. On any given day, it’s possible to spot sea turtles, dolphins, crustaceans, or some of the 200 species of sponges that live among the coral reef.

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Tayrona National Park and Beach Day Trip from Santa Marta

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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 ...  Read more

Location: Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.00
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Reservation Course PADI OPEN WATER

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Private Speedboat from Santa Marta to Tayrona

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Crystal Beach and Tayrona National Park Day Trip from Santa Marta, Santa Marta, Multi-day Tours
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Crystal Beach and Tayrona National Park Day Trip from Santa Marta

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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 ...  Read more

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

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