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Tayrona National Park park is one of the most beautiful and idyllic areas of Colombia, where Caribbean beaches, tropical rain forest and enormous rounded boulders blend together to form a lush tropical paradise. The National Park runs from along the Caribbean coast into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, the highest coastal mountain in the world, and is close to Santa Marta, Colombia’s oldest city.

Best known for its fabulous collection of beaches, and high temperatures of over 36°C, Tayrona has beaches to suit every activity and purpose. Cabo San Juan is the most popular and classic beach, with shaded palm trees and crystal clear turquoise waters, as well as a deck chair area and a beachside restaurant, making it a great beach for relaxation and sunbathing. La Piscina beach is a bay where the sea is almost completely closed, so it is an ideal place to snorkel, swim and bathe in the clear calm water. Since Tayrona has only recently emerged a tourist destination, the beaches are usually gloriously quiet. Aside from the beaches, Tayrona National Park is also a great place for wildlife, with dusky titi monkeys, red woodpeckers, iguanas, a variety of lizards, tropical marine life, and more than 400 species of birds. There are various walks and hiking opportunities in the park, and waterfalls and hidden beauty spots can be found amongst the vegetation. The history of the national park is also fascinating, the region was once the territory of the Tayrona Indians, and archaeological remains have been found in the park.