Tayrona National Park, Part 3: Final hike and the trip back to Santa Marta

As much as I would have liked to stay in El Cabo forever, we had to make our way out of the park before sunset.  I definitely didn’t want to get lost in the woods in the dark! So we began the hike back to the entrance. It probably took us 3-4 hours in total. […]

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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 […]

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Tayrona National Park, Part 1: Entry and Arrecifes

The day I went to Tayrona National Park was one of the best days I’ve ever had while traveling, for so many reasons! Tayrona Park was created in 1964, and is located 34km north of Santa Marta. There are tons of tours available to Tayrona, but like most tourist excursions, they tend to be overpriced […]

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