What to do in Parque Tayrona

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There are different activities to enjoy while you are enjoying your time in National Park Tayrona.  It’s great to explore different beaches like Arrecifes, la Piscina and Cabo San Juan. There are some beautiful trails to explore the park through junle, rivers and up steep rocks. There are also parts which are not so diffcicult like the 9 Piedras trail.

Here are some other ideas to spent your time in the Park:

  • Diving

Especially from Taganga there are some good companies which offer experiences to different parts of Parque Tayrona. The most famous spot to dive is Isla Aguja.


  • Snorkeling

Great spots for snorkeling are la Piscina and Cabo San Juan.  The visibility is good and there is a wide variety of colourful fishes.

  • Hiking to Pueblito

A beautiful, but also a hard trek is the one to  ancient town Pueblito. It is a city from the 1500s built by the natives of Tayrona. About 2,000 people lived here.  The terraces that the huts were built on are all that is left. It’s a hike where you see a lot of flora and fauna.

  • Mountainbike tour

You can get to know Tayrona Park by bike. There is a specialised guide who can show you different parts of Tayrona.

  • Yoga retreat

Once a month there is a yoga retreat inside the Tayrona Park. For 4 or 5 days you can disconnect and enjoy the beauty of the Park. Every day you can practice yoga and meditacion twice a day and also do some hikes in the Park or simply relax at the beach J


Best time to go

The best time to go is from July to September , but also February and March can once be pretty good months to travel to Parque Tayrona. These months are not so busy as December and January, but still good weather.

October and November are months will be humid and rain may follow, often in localised, afternoon thunderstorms.

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