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Tayrona beach, Caribbean Coast Colombia

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Explore a captivating coastline of sun, culture, and natural wonders

Whether you're exploring the cobbled streets of Cartagena or lounging on pristine beaches, this coastal paradise promises an unforgettable adventure.

The Caribbean coast of Colombia spans roughly 1600km and covers an incredible variety of landscapes and locales. From the iconic history of Cartagena to the Carnaval festivities of Baranquilla, the divine beauty of the Rosario Islands to the towering peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, there is something for any taste along this stretch of ocean.

Visit Tayrona National Park - a haven of white sands, swaying palm trees, and crystal-clear waters. Take a hike through the rainforests, where you may encounter monkeys, exotic birds, and other fascinating wildlife. Relax on the secluded beaches of Cabo San Juan or enjoy snorkelling and diving among vibrant coral reefs.

For a truly unique experience, venture to the Rosario Islands, an archipelago boasting unparalleled natural beauty. Dive into the turquoise waters to explore the diverse marine life, or simply bask in the sun on the picturesque beaches. Be sure to visit Isla Grande, the largest island, where you can unwind in eco-friendly resorts and indulge in fresh seafood delicacies.

The coastal city of Santa Marta beckons with its rich history and access to the majestic Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Explore the city's colonial charm and bustling markets before embarking on an awe-inspiring trek to the Lost City, an ancient archaeological marvel hidden deep within the rainforest. As you traverse through lush vegetation and cross rivers, you'll encounter ancient ruins and gain insights into Colombia's pre-Colombian history.

Further along, the coast, discover Palomino, a tranquil beach town known for its sunsets and adventure activities. Float down the Palomino River on a tubing excursion or hike to the Cascada del Fin del Mundo, a stunning waterfall tucked away in the lush mountains.

The Caribbean coast of Colombia also offers a taste of Afro-Caribbean culture in Barranquilla and San Andres. In Barranquilla, experience the energy of the vibrant Carnaval celebrations and try the city's delectable seafood dishes. In San Andres and Providencia, indulge in thrilling water sports such as snorkelling and windsurfing, surrounded by the mesmerising turquoise waters and vibrant coral reefs.

Finally, of course, there is Cartagena, the UNESCO world heritage site, perfectly preserved and strikingly colourful, which is an absolute must-see destination for anyone passing through Colombia.

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