Why Visit Tayrona National Park in Colombia?
"A visit to Tayrona National Park is always rewarding and like a wilder more untamed version of Costa Rica to the North."
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, a beautiful slice of Colombia's Caribbean Coast, is home to stunning golden sandy beaches backed by thick rainforest and coconut palms. The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, which is the highest coastal mountain range in the world, lies behind it all. It stretches from Santa Marta's Bahia De Taganga to Santa Marta's Rio Piedras mouth, approximately 22 miles (35 km) east. The park covers around 30,000 acres of land, as well as 7000 acres of coral-rich ocean. In high season (December/January), the park can get very crowded. The dangerous currents make it difficult to swim on most beaches. However, you can still take a dip at some safer ones and snorkel with great care. Despite these issues, Tayrona remains a beautiful place that is rewarding and fun to explore.