INTRODUCTION

Rising like a giant beating heart in the Colombian Caribbean, the Tayrona national park is one of South America’s most biodiverse habitats. At 234 kilometers from Cartagena, it is home to breathtaking white sand beaches and crystalline waters, hidden behind a lush blanket of jungle. Nature lovers will no doubt feel at home in this stunning natural setting, which offers accommodation in campsites or in eco lodges.

Boasting imposing, snow-capped peaks reaching heights of 5,775 meters, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is the world’s highest coastal mountain range. This awe-inspiring natural, cultural and historic setting was declared a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. Travelers from all corners of the world spend days trekking through the jungle’s natural riches to discover a true archaeological treasure: The Lost City. These majestic mountains are also the traditional home to indigenous communities such as the Koguis, Arhuacos, Wiwas and Kankuamos.