Santa Marta, Colombia -- La Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City). Hidden (literally) in the crevices of northern Colombia’s Santa Marta Sierra Nevada mountain range, La Ciudad Perdida was built by the Tayrona people around 800 AD. Although built approximately 600 years before Machu Picchu, it was “discovered” by looters on the hunt for treasure in 1975 (60 years after Machu Picchu’s “discovery”).
Colombia's Tayrona National Park or Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, a short bus journey ride from Santa Marta to hikes, beaches, and monkeys! Click the pin to find out about prices, accommodation, and things to do.
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The beaches at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (Colombia). '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.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/colombia/caribbean-coast/parque-nacional-tayrona