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Colombia’s best-kept secrets (well, 7 of them)

[ 0 ] November 13, 2011

Colombia is one of the most beautiful countries in South America – but it still has a reputation for being dangerous.

Yes, you have to be careful but this rule applies everywhere. Click on the links below to see what you MUST do before you leave this incredible country.

1) Hike up to Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City)

2) Sleep in hammocks at Tayrona National Park

3) Sail from Colombia to Panama

4) Get your PADI diving certificate in Taganga

5) Visit Pablo Escobar’s grave

6) Sip cocktails from a coconut on Playa Blanca

7) Explore the walled city of Cartagena

Looking for more things to do in South America? Get travel advice for Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter!

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[ 0 ] August 4, 2011

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Pictures of Tayrona National Park - Beaches in Tayrona National Park, Colombia

PICTURES: Tayrona National Park, Colombia

[ 0 ] July 9, 2011

Planning a trip to Tayrona National Park in Colombia? Get ready for beautiful beaches and a jaw-dropping landscape.

Need more info? See where are the best places to stay and how to get there in our travel guide.

Tayrona National Park - Beaches at Tayrona National Park - Fabulous Travel Guide

Tayrona National Park - Beaches at Tayrona National Park - Fabulous Travel Guide

Pictures of Tayrona National Park - Beaches in Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Pictures of Tayrona National Park - Beaches in Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Pictures of Tayrona National Park - Beaches in Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Pictures of Tayrona National Park - Beaches in Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Pictures of Tayrona National Park - Beaches in Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Pictures of Tayrona National Park - Beaches in Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Travelling around ColombiaTaganga is a great base for exploring the Caribbean coast. Hit the beach or learn to scuba dive.  Follow me on Twitter for more updates!

Tayrona National Park - Beaches at Tayrona National Park - Fabulous Travel Guide

Sleep in hammocks at Tayrona National Park, Colombia

[ 6 ] April 10, 2011

Tayrona National Park, on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, is a breathtaking combination of rugged jungle, looming mountains and crashing waves.

One minute you’re hiking through the mud listening to howler monkeys swing through the trees, the next you’re strolling along white-sand beaches and taking snaps of crocodiles lurking in the rivers.

Tayrona National Park - Beaches at Tayrona National Park - Fabulous Travel Guide

Tayrona National Park - Beaches at Tayrona National Park - Fabulous Travel Guide

How to get there

Catch a local bus from Santa Marta for 5,000 cops (£1.60 – approx 1 hour) or get a private minibus for 15,000 cops (£5- 30 mins) – these operate from both Taganga and Santa Marta. Entry costs just 35,000 (£11) and you’re free to stay as long as you want.

Where to stay

If you fancy staying overnight (highly recommended!) then you need to get there early. Hammocks and tents cost from 10,000 cops (£3). We loved Don Pedro, the first campsite you arrive at. It’s a 10 minute walk from the beach but the restaurant serves decent food (fish, chicken, rice and beans) and cold beers.

Don Pedro campsite - Tayrona National Park, Colombia - Fabulous Travel Guide

Don Pedro campsite - Tayrona National Park, Colombia - Fabulous Travel Guide

Cabo San Juan De Guia is another good option and close to Cabo beach – arguably the best in Tayrona. There’s a restaurant overlooking the beach, a football pitch and plenty of space to pitch a tent.

Don’t fancy trekking back to the entrance in the morning? Hire a horse for around 35,000 cops (£11).

Travelling around Colombia? Taganga is a great base for exploring the Caribbean coast. Hit the beach or learn to scuba dive. Follow me on Twitter for more updates!

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