Santa Marta & Surroundings

NP Tayrona, Santa Marta & surroundings

Nature Reserve Taironaka

Here in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains are some beautiful cabañas located at the Don Diego River. The crystal clear river comes from the higher located glacier of the Sierra Nevada so the water is nice and cool and streams further into the ocean.

Reserva Taironaka

Reserva Taironaka

The park has an enormous amount of flora en fauna, they have found and cleaned terraces of the Tayrona civilization, and there is replica of a Tayrona house, a museum with found artefacts of the Tayrona civilization and offers housing toKogi families that had to leave there houses due to violence between Guerrilla and the Paramilitaries. It is the ideal place to enjoy the peace, the flora and fauna and as well the beaches further downstream the Don Diego River. If you are interested you can learn more about the early Tayrona civilization and about the current Kogi Indians, the descendants from the Tayrona civilization.

Howler monkeys, Rio Don Diego

Howler monkeys, Rio Don Diego

Here we have chosen to organize a 3 day program that is ideally started in Santa Marta. Of course it is possible to change or adjust this program to your likings. This program combines very well with other destinations or programs, Tayrona or with la Guajira, for example.

From Taironaka it is also possible to do a 3 day trekking through the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The highlights of this trip are the excellent views of the snow tops of the Sierra Nevada, the abundant Flora & Fauna and the contact with the Kogi Indians.

Inner tube on the Don Diego River

Inner tube on the Don Diego River

Important: It is an adventurous destination with some comfort. The cabañas (cabins) are very nice and clean, have good showers and toilets. In the rainy season it can be the case that the water level of the Don Diego River is too high to swim in. But as soon as it stops raining for one day the river is normal again and swimming is possible as before. For this destination it is important to have a yellow fewer vaccination.

 

Caiman

Caiman