"Tayrona National Park"

"Tayrona National Park"

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Tayrona Park will be CLOSED from 28th January to 28th February

Rates and Conditions

Rates 2019 REGULAR SEASON (subject to change)

Persons between 5 and 25 years = 18,000 pesos
Persons from 26 to 64 years (Colombians and CAN*) = 24,000 pesos
Non-colombians (no CAN) = 53,500 pesos
Under  5; over 65 colombians and handicapped no need to pay.

Cars 14.000 pesos
Colectives 35.500 pesos
Buses – busetas 75.000 pesos
Motos 10.000 pesos
From april the 1st 2017 it is needed to have the yellow fever vaccine to access the Tayrona National Park

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Persons between 5 and 25 years = 20,000 pesos
Persons from 26 to 64 years (Colombians and CAN*) = 28,500 pesos
Non-colombians (no CAN) = 63.500 pesos
Under  5; over 65 colombians and handicapped no need to pay.

- DATES: from june the 15th to jully the 15th / From december the 15th to january the 30th / Holy week from friday to next sunday (10 days) / Weekends with holy days ended in tuesday.


- Rest of dates that are not shown as peak season.

CAN: Bolivia, Ecuador, Perú & Colombia


Terms to access the Tayrona Park

Terms to access the Tayrona Park

Persons that doesn't need to pay to access the protected areas that confirms the Tayrona Natianoal Park are: 

1. Children under 5 years, national adults with more than 65 years old, that needs to show an identification.

2. Person that belongs to Natural National Parks, the spouse, permanent partner or family to second level, for only one time in the annual period when visiting a protected area for recreation reasons and having an authorization by the General Direction..

3. Public server and National Parks employees working. 

4. Students and teachers of public  or private institutions to attend the 1 and 2 levels. 

5. Inhabitants of the towns under 10.000 population located in the areas by the National Parks Systems.

6. Volunteers keepers and investigators working in activities in the areas of Natural National Parks. .

7. Handicapped nationals or foreigners if they satisfy the conditions of the Protected Area.

8. Members of inhabitant communities living inside the protected areas or in the nearby.

9. Representatives of public or private organism, national or not that donates goods to benefy the Natural National Parks to help the funtion of keep and protect the areas of the Natural National System with the subjetct of verifying the destination of resources, always with the authorization of the General Management. 

10. Public serves in official works. 

11. Foreginer public serves in official works. 

12. The owners of privates places located inside the protected areas, spouse and family to fourth level. 

13. Inhabitant of the region that must access the park in a pass activity. 

14. Army forces and employees of companies, association, etc. that counts with installations located inside the protected area that must access to make his funtions. 

15. Honorary park keepers for a year from his designation. 

16. Diving trainers, national or not that makes part of the crew of the boat. They must send to National Parks a list to identify the crew with numbers of I.D..

17. Jourgnalist making his job, with acreditacion. 

The final guide to Tayrona Park


1- What is the Tayrona National Park?

The Tayrona Natural Natinoal park is located in the city of Santa Marta, the caribbean region of Colombia. The place make part of the Magdalena province. 
The Park is located at 34 kms from the city and it is one of the most important parks of Colombia. 

2-  How is the Tayrona National Park? 

It is a natrual paradise in the Caribbean Colombian with a huge beauty. The habitat has a huge quantity of especies along all the differents areas and termics levels that goes from the sea to highs of 900 meters. 

Amongts the 15,000 hectares that conforms the park, 3.000 are from the sea. The park is conisdered as one of the ecological reserves of South America, it has a great natural beauty and a amazing flora and fauna. It counts with virgin beaches, an splendid sea, arqueological pplaces, waterfalls and much more. We recommend to visit asap this beautiful landscape, ideal to an ecotourism trip. You won't regret of this travel where you will be able to enjoy this natural reservation with unique landscapes.

3- What to do or visit in Tayrona National Park in 2018?

Althought the park is a natural reservation, it doesn't mean it has no services to practice the ecotourism. It coutns with many natural espectacles and pahts to know the different areas of the park. :

  • Arqueological musem of Charaima, located in the Cañaveral sector, near the river Piedras. It has an arqueological expo..
  • Sendero Los Naranjos
  • Cabo San Juan de Guía, it is the furtherst area and has services of accommodation, bathrooms, and restaurants. .
  • Playa Nudista, it is not an official nudist beach but the name and the conditions of the area has create the custom of the nudism in this beach. 
  • Pueblito Chairama, arqueological ruins of taronas towns that was occupaid more the 500 years ago. 
  • Playa del Muerto, from 2010 this beach is called "playa Cristal"
  • Sector Arrecifes, an area with services of accommodation, bathrooms and restaurants. The beach is not good for swimming due to the strong waves. 
  • La Piscina, a beach next to the Arrecifes sector where the swimming is allowed.
  • Cauce of Piedras river
  • Ciudad Perdida, trekking located insithe the forest to discover some of the ruins hidden in the vegetation.  

5-  Which are the main best Beaches in Tayrona National Park?

Click here to know the Tayrona best beaches in Santa marta Colombia

6- Which are the main tours in Tayrona Park Colombia?

Click here to know the main Tours in Tayrona Park in the caribbean. 

7- Which are the  best hotels in Tayrona Park?

Click here to a list of the best hotel in Tayrona Park en Santa Marta, Colombia.

8- Recommendations or advise to visit or travel to Tayrona Park. 

Recommendations to travel to Parque Nacional Natual Tayrona

9-  What to take to Tayrona Park?

Things you must take to Tayrona Park.

  • If you are a student, takt your student card for an special entrance fee.
  • Sleeping bag, bed sheet
  • Long trousers. 
  • Repelent, hats.
  • Little bag (long walks)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Money in cash, it is not possible to use credit cards.
  • I.D.
  • Lanterns. 
  • PicNic or food for breakfast or to eat something. Anyway, there are some shops.
  • If you can, take tent, it is cheap to sleep there.
  • It is forbidden to take alcoholic drings nor plastic bags. The water in bags is also forbidden. 

10- How to know the Tayrona National Park?

We recommend to read tis article: Recorriendo el Parque Tayrona, this Guía para viajar al parque Tayrona or this article to Visit the Tayrona.

11- How much it cost to access the park?

You can see all the rates in this same page above.

12- Which is the exact location of the park. 

The Tayrona park is located at about 34 kms from the city of Santa Marta, in Colombia. and it is one of the most important parks of all the country. 

13- How to get to Tayrona Park. 

14- Where to sleep in Tayrona Park 

We recommend to the visitors, travelers or tourist of Tayrona Park these Hotels or Accommodations in Tayrona Park and also these Camping areas

15- Where to camp in the park?

Parque Tayrona Camping

16- What is the distance between the park and the city?

The park is at 10.5 km by car or bus from the city of Santa marta. It takes about 50 minutes in a regular speed. 

18- How many time takes from Cartagena to the park?

Distance from Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona to Cartagena: 245 KM = 152 Millas. It takes about 5 hours to get to. 

19- How many time it is needed to know the park?

We recommend these Tours en el Parque Tayrona

Also check: Recorrido en el parque Tayrona  y How may days in Tayrona?

20-  What is the extension of Tayrona Park

The Tayrona National Park has an extension of 150 kms2 (19,000 hectareas)

 21- Importants research refers to Tayrona Park Colombia