The Tayrona National Park is located a few hours away driving from Cartagena, between white sand beaches and the foothills of the impressive Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. It is famous for its lush vegetation, beautiful virgin beaches and extraordinary biodiversity. The Tayrona regions gets it’s name from the ancient Tayrona tribe, which ruled this area for many years. Like many ancient civilizations, the original Tayrona civilisation almost disappeared once the Spanish colonizers settled in Latin America in the 17th century. Part of it remains strong and alive through 4 indigenous tribes of the region, that maintain the culture, language, religion and traditions they inherited from the original Tayronas. Today, the regions of the Sierra Nevada and the Tayrona National Reserve are famous world-wide for their pristine beaches and its remains of past civilizations – Pueblito and Ciudad Perdida.
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