The Tayrona National Natural Park (Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona) is a natural protected that covers approximately 30 square kilometers of maritime area in the Caribbean Sea and approximately 150 square kilometers of land. The park is located 34 kilometers from the city center and presents a biodiversity endemic to the area of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountain range, featuring a variety of climates (mountain climate) and geography that ranges from arid sea level to 900 meters above sea level. The Park is part of the ancestral territories of the Kankuamo, Kogui, Wiwa and Arhuaco indigenous communities who inhabit the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. There are some sacred sites of the four indigenous towns of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, which are off limits to tourists.
Tayrona park has been included among the world’s most beautiful destinations by Condé Nast Traveler magazine and British newspaper and its white sand, crystalline waters beaches are among the most visited destinations in Latin America.
The entrance to Tayrona National Park is open between 8 AM and 5 PM every day, except for periods when the park is entirely closed to the public. Park closure is scheduled three times a year to allow the ecosystem restoration. This strategy is known as #RespiraTayrona which has been agreed between Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia and four indigenous towns of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta. Dates are subject to changes, but currently are.
How to get there
Bus to El Zaino
Bus to Calabazo
Boat to Cabo San Juan
How many days