Due to geographical and cultural barriers, Brazilians are unfamiliar with the touristic wealth of other South American countries. However, these treasures are accessible, and often are the best options for that long-dreamed of vacation. Tayrona Park, in Colombia, is a great choice for those who want to relax and contemplate natural beauties.
With around 15 thousand hectares of preserved forest, Tayrona is a true representative of the Caribbean in Colombian territory. The park is 230km distant from Cartagena, one of the country’s most popular destinations. However, what makes Tayrona unique is the fact that it is very little explored, and has a rustic structure and lovely desert beaches.
Therefore, it’s an excellent destination for tourists that wish to relax, avoiding the buzz of resorts and big hotels. The best place to stay is also the most unforgettable. The Ecohabs Tayrona Park is the only hotel inside the park, and perfectly blends rusticity and comfort. The bungalows are charming, have breathtaking views, and are comparable to quality hotels. The only access, however, is on horseback on a 30 minute trail – a unique experience.
The other option for accommodation is in the village of Taganga, near the park. It offers several types of lodging, from simple places to more refined hostels. The day trips are the best part of staying in Taganga. They can be arranged with local boatmen, who will take you to some of the hard-to -reach beaches in the park. In the evening there are some options of restaurants and bars that you can enjoy.
And nothing stops you from mixing both types of accommodation, in order to enjoy the best of both places. After all, what’s important is to spend some time in the rustic ambiance, untouched and extremely beautiful, of the north of the South American continent.