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Beach House Cinto is an excellent option for those travelers who like ecological tourism, because this accommodation works with solar energy and you need to take fresh water, alimentation and ice blocks with you for this stay. Anyway, the owner will pick you up at your accommodation in Santa Marta and help you in everything until you are safe in the boat on the way to Playa Cinto in the Tayrona National Park (parque Tayrona).

A long time ago, this beach, like many of the park, was inhabited by indigenous communities belonging to the Tayrona. Playa Cinto is considered the most important from the archaeological point of view, since remains have been found with seniority dating from about 2000 BC. Nowadays the bay is still considered a sacred place and place of payment by the descendants of the Tayrona groups, especially for Koguis.

Playa Cinto is located in the central part of the Tayrona Park and the main beach is over 1 km long. The creek has variety of environments, presenting a coastal marine ecosystem composed of red mangrove areas, salt and white reefs and clear waters, which make it ideal for the practice of diving. The terrestrial vegetation is characterized by the presence of tropical dry forest, which has common species such as Kapok thorny, Mamon of milk, Uvita and the Aceituno. The area is inhabited by mammals such as deer, jaguar, ocelot or bear ants.

  • From april the 1st 2017 it is required the yellow fever vaccine to enter the Tayrona National Park.

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Hotel Address: Cinto Beach in the Tayrona National Park, Santa Marta

Getting there (local language)

  • Para llegar a Playa Cinto, primero tiene que llegar a la playa de Neguanje, que es la primera entrada al Parque Tayrona. La entrada para turistas extranjeros vale 53'500 pesos, y para nacionales son 24'000 pesos.
  • Pueden tomar un taxi, lo que cuesta 120'000 pesos desde el aeropuerto y 90'000 pesos desde la ciudad de Santa Marta y desde la estación de autobúses. Nosotros ofrecemos este servicio por el mismo precio..
  • Desde Neguanje, van a tomar una lancha, que los llevará en 45 minutos a Playa Cinto. El transporte en barco vale 100'000 pesos por camino por lancha, y en cada barco caben hasta 10 personas.

Getting there

  • To reach the beach of Cinto, you need first to get to the beach of Neguanje, which is the first entrance of the Tayrona National Park. The entrance fee for foreign tourists is 53'500 pesos per person and for national's 24'000 pesos
  • You can get a taxi, which costs 120'000 pesos from the airport and 90'000 from the city of Santa Marta or from the bus station. We also offer this service for the same price with a bilingual taxi driver
  • From Neguanje, you will take a boat to get to the beach of Cinto in 45 minutes. The cost of the boat is 100'000 per way and boat. In one boat, there is space for up to 10 people