When I first arrived to Tayrona, I was arriving on a wave of enthused recommendations which more often than not only leads to disappointment. I needn’t have worried. Tayrona National Park is a sprawling haven of tropical beaches, with mountains protruding through the horizon behind dense jungles. There’s a wealth of things to do, such as horseback riding, hiking, soccer, swimming, discovering lost villages and much more. But the adventures don’t stop there because in Tayrona even sleeping can offer you a new experience.
There’s a few good options for accommodation in Tayrona, including the Tayrona Ecohabs and Tayrona Cabañas. We decided, however, to stay in the less luxurious hammocks. I couldn’t have been more pleased. Having stayed in some high-quality Cartagena hotels, I was desperate for my Tayrona adventure to be something that I could tell stories about and that would feel like something of a raw traveling experience.
Once we’d figured out whose was whose, and which were our lockers, I eagerly unravelled the hammock and jumped in. I didn’t know what to expect having never been in a hammock before (they’re weren’t exactly practical in my previous London life), but I actually found them extremely comfortable. It was the afternoon and I’d only planned on sampling them in anticipation of night time, but once I was in there the sound of the nearby ocean lapping at the beach and the gentle murmur of nature seduced me into a slumber as I gently rocked in my hammock.
Of course, it didn’t last long, and the piercing cry of my friend insisting we visit the beaches brought my sleep to a crashing end. Still, I knew that the hammocks were bound to be a perfect end to what would undoubtedly be a perfect day on the beach.
You can visit Tayrona National Park with See Colombia Travel, and a night in the hammocks comes in at only $15, a bargain considering the beauty of the area you’ll be staying.
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