The Tayrona Park
Located between Santa Marta and Ríohacha on the Caribbean Coast, the Tayrona National Park is one of the most visited natural parks in Colombia. This place hosts a wide variety of animal and plant species. The altitude varies from 0 to 900 meters inside the park. Of the 15,000 acres of the park, 3000 acres are marine areas. Many activities can be done in this region: hiking, enjoying the many beautiful beaches, museum visits, archeological ruins such as the "Pueblito Chairama" or scuba diving... The region offers a landscape of tropical jungle and lush vegetation. The residents are mostly mixed race and make a living on tourism and fishing. Also, the park has numerous sacred places belonging to the Indigenous people of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Amongst the different animal species to be found there are:
Mammals such as the lynx, and different species of monkey (howler, titi, cappuccino)
Birds (toucan, eagle...) and more than 70 species of butterfly...
Underwater species: sea sponges, crustaceans, mollusks, coral, colorful fish, etc.