Playa Cristal in the Tayrona National Natural Park in Santa Marta, is one of the favorite destinations for tourists. According to the results of TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice 2019, it is one of South America‘s favorites because of its beauty, its crystal clear water, white sand, the tranquility in it, among other reasons that make travelers describe it as a paradise.

Pelícano en Playa Cristal Santa Marta.

How to get to Playa Cristal?

There are several agencies that offer the Playa Cristal Tour. Regardless of the agency you choose, the only way to get to this beach is by boat; so you should check if they provide life vests and everything you need to get to, quiet and safe.


How long is the tour?

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The tour to Playa Cristal or Playa del Muerto is perfect for those who enjoy spending time at sea, relaxing and enjoying the beauty of nature. This tour is normally done in 1 day, leaving Santa Marta between 7 or 8 in the morning and returning to Santa Marta at 5:30 p.m.

Check here the itinerary and what includes the Playa Cristal Tour in Tayrona Park

tour a playa cristal o playa del muerto. Crystal Beach Tour in Tayrona Park

What to do in Playa Cristal?

In addition to swimming, tanning or just relax and rest a bit, you can also do snorkeling in Playa Cristal, if you have not the equipment for it, you can rent it once you arrive there. The beach will be at your disposal, walk a bit, practice some sport with your friends, make fun photos; you just need to use your creativity to decide what to do the best time on this wonderful beach.


Are there restaurants or should I bring my food?

There are restaurants here. However, there are tourists who prefer to bring some food to save some money. If what you want is, to taste the typical dishes of the region, then take some extra money to buy your lunch.

In this beach you can also buy beer, soda and water.


We hope this blog will be of help in your next adventure to this beautiful bay with crystal clear waters, white sands and beautiful coral reefs, inside the Tayrona Park.

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