Parque Tayrona is the number one tourist hot spot in Santa Marta and the second most visited park in all of Colombia. The park covers some 31km of martime park and around 150km of jungle and coast.

Most tourists head to the spectacular Cabo San Juan to see the picturesque beach and spend the night camping or sleeping in hammocks on the beach. There are countless other beaches in the park such as Cristal, Nenguaje and Chengue and you can find more information in this section on them.

There is also a small historic indigenous village in the park called El Pueblito. Once linked as a coastal trading village to the much larger Lost City further up in the Sierra Nevada.