Adiós isla de Palawan 🌴🌿🇵🇭 Ha sido un paraíso tu naturaleza aún salvaje 🐠🐚 como en pocos sitios y la gente tan amable, felices con lo que tienen y de sentirse afortunados por vivir en un paraíso natural, como nos trasmitieron, a pesar de las carencias. Como nos dijo uno que nos ayudó desinteresadamente "you are here, the moon is shining, so keep your spirit high"
Todo ha salido muy bien! (Tuvimos que cambiar de ruta por el volcán en erupción, mundo loco con el virus..) Así que aprendizaje del viaje: Cuando vences tus miedos, se destruyen tus límites.
The weather in Colombia is a thing which really varies from region to region, but Tayrona is visited year-round by locals and travellers - though it’s clearly best enjoyed when the sun is shining.
However, many of you may have heard that Tayrona park closed completely in February 2018 and 2019? This is completely true, and it’s a practice that is likely to continue annually. The main reason is to allow the various ecosystems, flora, and fauna within the park to rest and replenish, particularly after those high season December and January crowds have taken their toll. A second reason is to allow the four indigenous groups - who have always called the park and the wider Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta home - to perform traditional cleaning rituals and ceremonies. We think this is an excellent and necessary initiative and hope it continues to be safeguarded in the face of rising tourism demand in Colombia.
Yet despite being a near-permanent feature on almost all itineraries for Colombia, visiting Tayrona isn’t exactly a walk in the park. Ok, it literally IS a walk in the park, but many people are taken aback by how busy it can be, how much it can cost or be a little confused about what a visit to Tayrona actually entails. This means that for the same ‘first-timer’ mistakes are made over and over again, and many people leave feeling a little underwhelmed by the whole experience.
So, if you’re not sure if you’ll manage the jungle hike to the beaches, don’t know what to bring, have no idea where to stay in the park or how many days the whole things going to take you, then this personal guide to Tayrona National Park, created after our own visit, will give you all the answers!