Tayrona Park is a wonder of nature found in Colombia
After some time listening to reproaches from Colombian friends because he didn't mention the Tayrona National Park As one of the destinations I had visited, a couple of weekends ago I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity I had and assembled my backpack decided to visit this emblematic place.
The experience could not be better. As they say, "To lose is to find oneself”And those three words take full meaning in this wonderful place.
The surroundings of Tayrona Park
My journey began knowing the surroundings of the Tayrona and that means mainly Santa Marta, The Rodadero Y Taganga.
My first night was spent in The Rodadero, a tourist town 10 minutes from Santa Marta. In a couple of hours you will walk the quiet streets that are preparing to receive Christmas tourists at this time. Good atmosphere and the beach promenade full of families eating, singing and dancing. Having a cold beer and a fried snapper watching this spectacle of Colombian joy could not be a better start to the trip.
Getting from El Rodadero to the Market in Santa Marta It is very simple. A taxi costs 8,000 pesos and the bus, which must be taken on the road, is 1,300. I have to admit that, the fact that I had to leave the town and walk just over a kilometer to the road to wait for a bus, it was hard for me at 6 am, so I stopped a taxi that took me directly to the bus stop. of the buses that leave you in the Tayrona National Natural Park.
The views from the hammocks of the mound of Cabo de San Juan de Guía sn enviable
The entrance to Tayrona Park
For foreigners it is 5,000 pesos which costs the trip and they leave you at any of the park entrances. They say that rectifying is wise, and since I am not wise, it is not that I rectified, but that I missed the entry I wanted to start my adventure, that of Gourds. So, I had to enter through the main Zaino which, now that I see it with perspective, was the best thing I could have done.
The entrance costs about 37,000 pesos for foreigners, you are placed a bracelet and you have the option of walking an hour and a half to the first center of cabins or that a bus takes you in 10 minutes. It is not that I had to pay penance for having taken a taxi before, but I decided to walk those kilometers and begin to establish a relationship with the Park.
My idea was to arrive around 2 p.m. Cabo San Juan de Guia Where I planned to spend the night. I decided to start the walk of the 9 Stones - which takes an hour and a half - to then start the Reef trail and continue on my way to my final destination that day.
During the trekking you cross small deserted beaches