Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona is 150 square km of protected jungle and gorgeous coastline 34km northeast of Santa Marta.  It's Colombia's second most popular park, and is perfect for those who enjoy relaxing in beach cabins or swinging in hammocks. The park's gorgeous white beaches are set against a backdrop of jungled slopes--running up to what is the tallest coastal mountain range in the world, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.