Day 1 - The Long Road To Paradise
Getting to Tayrona is quite a feat! There are several campsites and beaches and different ways to get to each. Once you arrive, you can set up your tent or hammock in Cabo San Juan beach and campsite, take a nap on the sand and get ready to explore this gorgeous landscape!
From Santa Marta: From the mercado de Santa Marta, you can get a bus that will take you to the entrance of the Tayrona park for the equivalent of about $1-2 USD. You will know you’re in the right place when you hear the bus workers shouting “Tayrona, Tayrona Tayrona”.
From The Park Entrance: Once dropped at the entrance, and after you have bought your ticket, I advise you get another bus (especially if you have heavy bags as its at least an hours additional walk) that will take you much deeper into the jungle. These buses are easy to find, about 20 metres from the entrance of the park. They take you to the furthest point that cars can go. Here is where one of the campsites is situated, close to Cañaveral beach.