Beaches of PNN Tayrona

The beaches at Parque Nacional Natural (PNN) Tayrona near Santa Marta on the Caribbean coast are among the country's most beautiful – and clean. Tayrona's limpid waters heave against a backdrop of jungle that sweeps like a leafy avalanche down from the soaring Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the world's highest coastal mountain range. The picturesque white-sand beaches are lined with palm trees and strewn with vast boulders, some cleaved in half, looking as if a giant has had a geological temper tantrum.