Costeño beach Paradise – The alternative Tayrona national Park Experience

After our long (and difficult) trek to the lost City, we came down from the mountain and had our chauffeur drop us off at Costeño Beach. This is where we planned to check out the well-known Tayrona national Park, but we were doing things a little bit differently than many travellers who visit this part of Colombia.

Most people who explore Tayrona national Park do so on an overnight hike to Cabo San Juan de Guia beach, where they spend the night in a hammock and then hike back out the next morning to take a bus back to Santa Marta.

We chose to stay at Costeño beach instead, a funky little off-track backpacker area about 15km from the park’s Zaino entrance, and we’re delighted we did.

Please Note: as with all of our Colombia articles, videos and content on this blog, we were not sponsored by any hotels, trips or companies in Colombia. We chose to travel this country and pay our own way just like you would travelling here. If we recommend a place, it’s because we loved it and want to share with other travellers, not because we were paid to do so.

Our Accommodation

We chose to stay at Tayrona Tented Lodge. We found it on Booking.com and at just $65 / night including full board for two people, we really couldn’t think of a better deal. The place was very unwinded and the distinct canvas topped pre-fab beach huts were really funky.

The food was cooked by the very friendly and oh-so-laid back Issa, who was also the manager, the receptionist and the waiter. We really delighted in the food at the lodge, but just a few meters down the beach was the Costeño beach Hostel & surf Lodge.

This American-owned institution had an outstanding restaurant and bar with correctly prepared western meals, a funky ambiance and super-cheap and strong cocktails (just $2 each at pleased hour). even though we had totally free food at Tayrona Tented Lodge, we found it hard to peel ourselves away from this grass-thatched beach bar paradise and typically delighted in lunch here.

While we loved the bar and beachy vibe at Costeño beach Hostel, the rooms didn’t offer quite as good of value as Tayrona Tented Lodge, so we were pleased with our decision to “glamp” a couple of doors down, but come over to the hostel to delight in the atmosphere for the day.

There are also a few other outstanding accommodation options that we had a look at on the beach. All seemed to subscribe to the same naturalist, uber-casual, beach-life ideology.

Best accommodation options on Costeño beach (click to book on Booking.com)

Tayrona Tented Lodge – Bungalow ($68 / night) incl. full Board for two people (!)

Costeño beach Hostel & surf Camp – Dorm ($14 / night), 2 person Bungalow ($29 / night)

Playa Pikua Eco-Lodge – Luxury-Style 4 person rooms ($100 / night)

समुद्र तट

Costeño Beach, like numerous on the northern coast of Colombia, has choppy water and some strong currents. There were a few people swimming in the shallow white wash, and some surfers even more out, but it’s certainly not a unwind and float on your back kind of beach.

Costeño beach is pretty chilled out and undeveloped
Still, the 4 km long stretch of golden sand was lovely. palm trees and palapas offered shade while dozens of comfy hammocks blew in the wind, each beckoning us in for a bit of chill time as we slowly strolled down the shore.

The beach itself was worth the check out because it was in such a stunning spot, but what made the Costeño area so appealing was the vibe.

The Vibe

This is one chilled out backpacker spot. Time seems to slow and we found ourselves walking at about half speed the entire time we were here. We fell asleep with the sound of the waves pounding the sand in the evening and woke up to parrots squaking in the trees every morning.

There isn’t a town at Costeño at all, just a small network of dirt paths that lead from one funky beach establishment to the next. These paths lie behind all of the hotels and hostels and are fringed mostly by farm land and a few local homes on the other side.

Everyone seemed to be completely unwinded at Costeño which was nice. maybe they felt like us and were just exhausted after a long hike to either Tayrona national Park or The lost City.

Things To Do

There’s really not much to do whatsoever at Costeño Beach, but that’s kind of the point. Laying in a hammock with a cocktail in hand, viewing surfers conquer moderate-sized waves with the sound of tropical music in the bar behind you is pretty much the gist of this carefree coastal colony.

Aside from unwinding and lazing around the trकन्सुइल सेटिंग, यात्रीहरू व्यस्त राख्न केहि चीजहरू छन्।

सर्फ पाठहरू

समुद्र तटको धेरै ठाउँहरू सर्फ बोर्ड भाडा र वा सर्फ पाठहरू प्रस्ताव गर्दछ। एक पेशेवर प्रशिक्षकले तपाईंलाई करीव, 0000,000 पुलिस ($ 1)) / घण्टामा बोर्ड भाडा र रश गार्ड सहितको लागि लिन सक्दछ। सर्फ पाठहरू कोस्टिनो बीच हेस्टेल र सर्फ शिविरमा सबै भन्दा राम्रो संगठित छन्।

Bubit भलिबल

यदि तपाईं Costeñño समुद्र तट वरिपरि सूर्यास्त समयको वरिपरि ह्या on ्गेलमा झुण्डिरहनुहुनेछ, तपाईंले सम्भवतः समुद्र तट भलिबलको ब्रेक आउट आउट गर्ने खेलहरू पूर्ण रूपमा नि: शुल्क छन् र सेटिंग धेरै अधिक उत्तम शब्दहरू हुन सक्दैन।

समुद्र तट योग

कक्षाहरू लगभग 1 15,000 पुलिस ($)) समुद्र तटमा गेजेबोको लागि एक घण्टा बिहान) को लागी हो। सेटिंग्केटिंग एक समुद्री हावाको साथ सार्किंग हो जुन तपाईं हर्ज गर्दै हुनुहुन्छ र धमिलो र शवनानाका लागि दुर्घटनाग्रस्त छापाहरूको आवाज।


Costethño बाट धेरै लोकप्रिय दिवस पक्कै पनि तसनाहरु राष्ट्रिय निकुञ्ज हो, जुन लगभग km किलोमिटर टाढा छ। तपाईं त्यहाँ ट्याक्सीहरू (400,000 पुलिस / $ 1)), मोटरसाइक (12,000 पुलिस / $)) बाट, वा मुख्य सडकबाट बस ($ 1 Z1 डलर तिर्नुपर्नेछ) ) प्राप्त गर्न पार्क शुल्क।

त्यहाँ केहि मार्गहरू छन् जुन तपाईं लिन सक्नुहुन्छ, तर धेरै व्यक्तिहरू कारा सान सान सान जुआन डी गाया जान्छ जुन रोक्दै प्रत्येक तरीकाले प्रत्येक तरीकाले 1 1.5 घण्टा लिन्छ। वृद्धि धेरै थकाइलाग्दो छ त्यसैले तपाईं सम्भवतः बाटोको साथ एक दम्पती समय आराम गर्न सक्नुहुनेछ।

यद्यपि केही बेँसाहरू पौडी खेल्न टेक्लोटिंग हेर्न सक्छन्, धेरैले हानिकारक रिप टाइड, विशेष गरी के-्ग्रेजर र अरेखित हुन्छन्। सर्वश्रेष्ठ पौडी ल Le पेस्नामा छ जुन केवल एक 10 – 1 15 मिनेट हो कि काबो स्यान जुवानबाट। तपाईं काबोन सान जुआनमा पौडन सक्नुहुन्छ, तर यो ला पेस्नानामा धेरै राम्रो छ।

काबो सान जुआन जहाँ धेरै मानिसहरूले हार्जकमा रात बिताउँछन्, तर Costeñño समुद्री तटमा बस्छन् कि, समुद्र तटबाट बाहिर निस्कनुहोस् र पछाडि जानुहोस् होटल वा होस्टल कोठा जुन त्यहि रात छ (विशेष गरी खराब मौसममा लाभदायक)।

यदि तपाईं सान जुआनमा रात बिताउन रोज्नुहुन्छ भने, धेरै व्यक्तिहरू हम्मोक्समा सुत्छन् (20,000 – 2,000,000 – 2 25,000 1 25,000 CA / $ 5..500) या त पहिलेको लक गर्नुहोस् )

भाँडाका लागि पालहरू पनि छन् (, 0000,000 पुलिस / $ 1)), देसन क्याबाएथिस (1 1500,000 पुलिस -1 $ 51), वा तपाईं आफ्नो पाल 100 डलरको लागि तपाईंको छेउमा राख्न सक्नुहुनेछ।

छवि मार्फत: विकिमिडिया कमन्स

जब हामी Costteño र tayrae क्षेत्र गए, त्यहाँ पागल वर्षहरु थिए जसले वृद्धि बनायो, र अलग्गैको बीचमा निदाए। हामी यस पटक टेनिस पढ्न सक्षम भएनौं, तर हामीले सबै योजनाहरू र अनुसन्धान गरेका थियौं, र त्यो जहाँ हामीले यो जानकारी पायौं। When we return to the area, we’ll write a full post on our Tayrona experience.

Getting To & From Costeño Beach

यदि तपाईं हराएको शहरमा पर्दा गर्दै हुनुहुन्छ भने, तपाईं आफ्नो च्युलरलाई सान्टा डेटामा फर्कनु पर्नेको लागि ड्रप गर्न सक्नुहुनेछ। Alternatively, the bus from Santa Marta takes about an hour and a half and costs 8,000 cop ($2.75).

Make sure you ask the driver to drop you at the entrance to Costeño beach, from where it’s about a 25 minute walk, or a quick motorbike ride (3,000 cop / $1) into the beach accommodations.

तपाईं ढोका ढोका लिन ट्याक्सी पनि राख्न सक्नुहुन्छ तर यसले तपाईंलाई 600,000 -, 0000,000 पुलिस ($ 20 – 2 27) चलाउँनेछ, तर केवल 1 घण्टा करीव 1 घण्टा जति लिनेछ।

If you’re coming all the way from Cartagena, you’ll have to first take the 3.5 hour bus to Santa Marta, and then choose one of the above options to get you to Costeño Beach.

Costeñño समुद्री तटमा हाम्रो समग्र छाप

There was certainly something special about this tiny backpacker oasis on the Caribbean Sea. even though the weather was pretty bad during our visit, we felt like this was one of the funkier little hippie beach colonies we’ve ever seen.

एस्टेटोनिओ बीच हम्मोक्स र एक समग्र-ब्याक वायुको साथ लक्जरी कोठाको लागि निप्पल रेस्टल र एक समग्र-ब्याड वातावरणको लागि आवास विकल्पहरूको एक उचित मात्रामा, हामी पक्का ल्याड-ब्याक वातावरण को लागी को लागी को लागी एक पक्कै पनि Costteño समुद्र तट को साथ going to this part of Colombia.

In fact, this was our preferred beach area that we saw in our 6 week trip to Colombia and while we only spent 2 nights here, we could have easily doubled that time and delighted in the hammocks on the beach a little bit longer.

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