Tayrona National Park

Gripping the Caribbean coast is Colombia‚Äôs popular Tayrona National Park. Stretching along the coast from the Bahia de Taganga to Rio Piedras, the park lies at the foot of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range, the highest coastal mountain range in the world.  Covering over 12,000 hectares it boasts beautiful bays shaded by coconut palms and several coral reefs. The area is magic for photographers with plenty of fantastic scenery to capture - from sandy beaches in the north to rainforest in the south and verdant jungle in the central and eastern parts of the park where more rainfall is received. Inhabited by over 100 species of mammals and 200 species of birds it is also home to the indigenous hen-like Paujil, which is often represented in Tayrona gold work.  Majestic condors nest in the highest peaks of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and monkeys can be seen folicking along the fringe of beaches.  Once home to the indigenous Tayrona Indians there are also some important archaeological remains, the best preserved of these is in the Pre-Hispanic town of Pueblito. Believed to have been home to some 4,000 people the remains of more than 500 dwellings can be found here.

Why we like it

  • Colombia's Carribean Coast
  • Tayrona archeaological site
  • The Adventure it brings
  • Verdant jungle to pristine beach
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