Visit Santa Marta, Tayrona National Park & La Guajira Peninsula
Santa Marta is a great base from which to explore Tayrona National Park, with its stunning jungle-fringed, golden sand Caribbean beaches. There are some lovely spots for swimming and sunbathing, and archaeological sites associated with the indigenous Tayrona culture.
Within view of the Colombian coast and Santa Marta are the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains, often topped with snow and the highest coastal range in the world. Trekking to the Ciudad Perdida - the ‘Lost City' of the Tayrona - is a classic South American adventure and one of the coastal region's most popular attractions. A visit to Aracataca, the birthplace of the Colombian writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, is also recommended.
Top itineraries in Santa Marta, Tayrona National Park & La Guajira Peninsula
Take in the spellbinding history and pristine natural beauty of Colombia on this tailor-made, independent tour. Pair city stays in Bogotá, Cartagena and Medellín with the country's palm-fringed Caribbean coast and its verdant hinterlands of coffee plantations and village-dotted cloud forests.
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Where to go in Santa Marta, Tayrona National Park & La Guajira Peninsula
The Guajira Peninsula is home to the Wayuu people, one of Colombia's best-preserved indigenous cultures. The Wayuu live in an otherworldly landscape that culminates in the northernmost point of South America, Punta Gallinas.
Tayrona National Park is one of the most popular attractions on Colombia's Caribbean coast. Pelicans fly overhead and the sounds of the jungle mix with those of the pounding surf. Its often-deserted sandy bays are divine - tropical settings don't get much better than this.
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