How to get Tayrona National Park Tickets?

How to get Tayrona National Park Tickets?
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Psst, Psst! Are you looking for Tayrona National Park tickets?

I’m not the guy who is going to sell you some under his long dark coat.

However, I can give a clear explanation that will answer all the questions you’ve in mind.

It’s actually pretty simple.

The most important tip is the following one:

You don’t need to book a tour to explore Tayrona. Also, it’s super easy to buy your Tayrona ticket on-site.

Ok, let’s see what you can do to get these Tayrona National Park Tickets.

EDIT 03/03/2020: You CAN’T buy your ticket Online.

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Where to buy your Tayrona National Park ticket

There are 2 methods to get your tickets

  • Online with the park national (Not available till further information)
  • At the park entrance

A] Buy your Tayrona ticket online -> You CAN’T until further information

I never did it myself because I’m an old school guy. Moreover, the websites aren’t very friendly in Colombia. I don’t like them.

But I have to admit the Tayrona website – Managed by Parque Nacional – seems okay. Edit March 2020: Their website is not working anymore.

On their homepage, you have to select Zona Calabazo Or Zona El Zaino. It’s both park entrances.

Most of the travelers take the Zaino entrance – it’s the main one,- but I recommend the Calabazo entrance if you want to spend more days inside the park.

Find out the beaches you can visit from Zaino and Calabazo

The two other entrances are beaches accessible from Santa Marta

Once, you have selected your zone, the number of visitors and the date, click on “Check”.

Then, you must pick “foreign” and “Sign in” – do it quickly with your Facebook. Yeah I know, it’s boring.

Then, you will have to pay by credit card.

When I did the simulation, the final price was 56 000 COP. It’s the official price, without any surcharge.

You have 48 hours to pay or you have to do it again. Please note you must show the receipt at the park entrance.

The pros and the cons of buying your Tayrona tickets online (+)

The Pros:

  • Limited visitors per day: 1850. By buying online your Tayrona National Park tickets, you’re sure to be one of them
  • You don’t have to wait to buy your ticket
  • It’s the official price, without any surcharge.

The Cons:

  • It says you have to pay a daily fee for the insurance but you can’t choose an exiting day

B] Buy your Tayrona National Park Tickets on site

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Map Tayrona (Pueblito isn’t open to the public anymore)

If you don’t trust the technology, you still can buy your ticket at the park entrance.

There are two entrances to explore the Parque Tayrona:

  • The Zaino – Main entrance
  • Calabazo – My favorite secret entrance

You have to show your passport and pay in cash – Inside the park too.

Start early to avoid the crowd. Therefore, you should pick an accommodation near the entrance.

  • Opening hours The Zaino: 8.00 AM – 5.00 PM
  • Opening hours Calabazo: 6.00 AM – 2.00 PM

My favorite accommodations near Tayrona (+)

What are the advantages to enter by Calabazo (+)

  • It’s faster than the Zaino
  • There are fewer people on the trail
  • The path is more enjoyable
  • You have access to Playa Brava

How much does a Tayrona National Park Ticket cost?

There are 2 factors that change the final price of your ticket:

  • High and Low season
  • If you’re a foreigner or not

List of the prices for Parque Tayrona 2019

  • Kids (foreigners or not) 0 – 4 years old: Free
  • Foreigner (5 or more):
    • Low Season: 53 500 COP
    • High Season: 61500 COP
  • Daily fee insurance: 2 500 COP

More details here (In Spanish)

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4 comments

  1. Luda says:

    Hi, we went to Tayrona two days ago (January 13th, 2020) and it was possible to buy the tickets also at the main entrance.
    Just in regards to your update on this period about the tickets only thru internet… 🙂

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