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Tayrona national park


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I’m going to be in Colombia in January and I’ve heard that I shouldn’t miss out on Tayrona national park for amazing and secluded beaches. I was hoping to get there from Cartagena but I’m not sure what is the best way overland. Can you help?

Asked by Deborah



I completely agree with the recommendation to visit Tayrona National Park – the beaches are picture-perfect and hardly any tourists go there.

There are no direct buses from Cartagena to Tayrona. First you need to get a bus to Santa Marta (about 4 hours away). Buses leave approximately every hour, but there is no timetable as such. From Santa Marta you can take a bus along the coast towards Riohacha, get off at entrance to park and walk the last kilometre or two into the park, which is all part of the adventure! It's a scenic walk through tropical forest and makes it all the more memorable when you eventually emerge at an idyllic beach. I know some hotels in the national park offer transport/shuttles services too from Santa Marta.


Margot

Answered by Margot Chard
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