Where is the Tayrona National Park?

how to get to?

Tayrona National Park is located in the north of the country next to the city of Santa Marta, the oldest city in all South America. Santa Marta has the Simon Bolivar International Airport. Once in Santa Marta, you must take the road Santa Marta – Riohacha and in about 45 minutes you will see the signs of the entrance of the park known as Zaino.

How to get to Tayrona park from Santa Marta?

When you arrive to Santa Marta, you must take the road of Caribe Santa Marta – Riohacha, and at about 45 minutes you will see the sign with the location of Tayrona Entrance.

Note: Santa Marta counts with the international airport “Simón Bolivar”.

Access Ways

Tayrona National Natural Park, counts with three entrances which guide you directly to its beaches and points of interest; and a 4th way to enter that guide you to another area time ago considered part of the park but nowadays is still a very visited place by tourists.


It is 12 km from the city of Santa Marta taking the road of the Caribbean via La Guajira from here you can have access to beaches such as Chengue and Gairaca which can be reached on foot and by boat to others such as Playa Cristal, 7 minutes away, Playa Cinto, 20 minutes and Wachaquita, 30 minutes. To enter Neguanje must pay the entrance fee to the TNNP


It is 34 km from the city of Santa Marta taking the road of the Caribbean via La Guajira, from this entrance we can access beaches in this order: Castillete, Cañaveral, Arrecife, Arenilla, La Piscina, Cabo San Juan, The Nudist Beach / Boca del Saco and Playa Brava. To enter Zaino you must pay tickets to TNNP.


It is 32 km from the city and only 2 km before reaching the Zaino entrance is called the entrance of Calabazo. You must take a 3-hour walk until you reach the ruins. Continuing the road, you can reach Cabo San Juan and Playa Brava. You must pay the entrance ticket to the TNNP.


The entrance is through the Bastidas district on an uncovered road to the Bay. Previously this bay was considered part of Tayrona Park, but now you can enter without paying entrance which excludes it from the TNNP sector.

Look the map of how to get to Tayrona Park from the different ways.
Address: Magdalena, Santa Marta, Colombia
Phone: +57 5 6587887