Tayrona National Park, Part 2: La Piscina and El Cabo
After Arrecifes, we walked through the sand and up a trail towards the next beach, La Piscina.
Gorgeous! This is the first area where it’s actually safe to swim, so there were a lot of people in the water and on the beach. No campsites here, but a few stalls close by. We didn’t stop here to swim, as my van mates suggested that the best beach was at the very end. So onwards we went, through the forest trails. I forgot to mention in the last post that along the trail you can see several species of animals, birds, and insects! Some of the highlights were bright blue butterflies, Praying Mantises, iguanas, and Titi monkeys!
The next stretch of the trail was a bit longer, but it was worth it to reach El Cabo! I am running out of adjectives here, but this was one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen in my life! In Tayrona, each and every beach you come to is just more amazing than the last! White sand, deep turquoise waters, and tropical palm trees… heaven!
There is a huge campsite in El Cabo, and the majority of overnight guests at Tayrona choose to stay in this area. There is also a bungalow of hammocks available, overlooking the ocean. I ran into Jorge, Yvonne, and Julia and hung out with them for a while. It was nice to see them again!
It really is paradise!