Taironaka is located near the Don Diego River and this was an ancient Tayrona indigenous civilization, now extinct, that existed for many years. Visiting these archaeological ruins in Taironaka is one of the most outstanding ethnic activities in Santa Marta where visitors live a unique cultural experience.
It is an intimate and unique experience with nature, during the 30 minutes trekking you will appreciate the birds, howler monkeys, Kogui Indians, view towards the mountains where you will appreciate the highest peaks of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Simon Bolivar and Cristobal Colon 5775 MSNM).
Travelers take a tour through the stone paths, terraces, and stairs, transporting them to the history of this culture; after the tour they will visit an important museum where they will learn about the history of the Tayrona Indians who long ago inhabited the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
At the end of the visit to Taironaka, you will go tubing down the Don Diego River for approximately 1 hour until you reach the mouth of the river, where a boat will take you back to the starting point of the activity for lunch.
How to get there by public transportation
Go to the public market in Santa Marta, from there buses leave every 20 minutes to Palomino; after approximately 2 hours, ask the driver to stop at Don Diego.
How to get there by private vehicle
Take the trunk road of the caribbean via Santa Marta – Guajira until you reach the village of Don Diego; then turn onto the street until you reach the parking lot of Taironaka.
How to get there by private transportation
In the city there are several land operators that make this route in cars, 15-person vans, cabs or buses for groups.