Punta El Diamante

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day41

    PNN Tayrona - Carribean Paradise

    November 18, 2017 in Colombia

    We made it to the Tayrona National Park just in time yesterday: we entered at 16:55 - the last entry to the park is at 17:00...

    Due to the rain and general tiredness after the Ciudad Perdida, we camped at the first possible ground which was simply great. The only tent in the campground under huge palm trees :-)
    They weren’t kidding when they warned us of falling coconuts. All evening we could hear the thumping of big coconuts falling on the ground around us. We made sure to pick a palm tree that faced away from us...

    Today, we hiked further to Cabo San Juan. After ignorantly dismissing the difficulties of the hike that others told us about, we found out that - surprise, surprise - this tropical paradise also has a lot of muddy paths, 35° with insane humidity, and bugs. After 2.5 hours hike in the mud and along a crocodile pond (which we luckily did not cross!) we arrived at the campground for next two days: Cabo San Juan.

    The rest of the day was spent swimming, reading, ans lying in the hammock (thanks to Manu!) - and the occasional running back to the tent when a rain shower started and we needed to take the still wet clothes back into the tent. Will they ever dry again?!
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  • Day42

    Chillaxing and recovery from the jungle

    November 19, 2017 in Colombia

    We spent a nice Sunday in Colombia’s Carribean beach at Tayrona National Park (Cabo San Juan) today:

    Woken by the sunlight at around 6am, we soon put up our hammock and alternated between swimming, reading/listening to audio books, sleeping in the hammock, having a freshly pressed juice or people watching while our solar panel recharged the batteries (thanks, Aastha and Rüdiger!)

    We also managed to - finally - dry our wet and humid clothes that we brought with us from the Ciudad Perdida trek. Humidity or wetness is a constant companion here in the northern part of Columbia - either in the form of rain or air humidity that will immediately turn your dry clothes into a damp something, or in the form of sweat running down your face as soon as you do anything more exhausting than walking 100 steps. :-)

    In the evening we met or friends Nic and Alex - a fellow Ciudad trekker and our translator. We unpacked our slack line and practiced a little with them before having a nice dinner together :-)
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  • Day43

    Last day in Colombia - active ending

    November 20, 2017 in Colombia

    We woke up early to see the sunrise - unfortunately a little hindered by a few clouds. But the atmosphere was still magical - quietly looking out to the sea and just watching the nature around.

    Being up we made use of the slack line and - hoping that the two palm trees would still hold it - practiced with Alex and Nic from our Ciudad Perdida group. Lots of fun and a new trick for Anna: sitting start :-)

    Also, we spotted another crocodile in the bay where we slacklined - and just a couple of hundred meters from the camp. It swam in the water and seemed to chill but you never know...

    As it was our final day and we wanted not to get back totally exhausted again, we treated ourselves to a horse ride back to the park entrance. It also helped to escape most of the mud on the way to and from the inner parts of the national park. Definitely a much less strenuous and faster way to make it back - 1:20h instead of 2:30h. Plus it was a fun experience :-)

    We then took the public bus to Santa Marta (so full that we sat next to the driver :-)) and went to the nice vegan café again before going to the Airbnb to re-pack the backpacks and prepare for Quito, Ecuador and its mere 15° Celsius. :-)
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  • Day308

    Tayrona Nationalpark

    July 7, 2017 in Colombia

    Zunächst entschied ich mich für zwei Tage im Tayrona Nationalpark zu wandern. Der liegt quasi um die ecke und bietet wunderschöne Strände und eine kleine Ruinenstadt.
    Die Strände sind absolut traumhaft und die Aussichten genial. Da ich nicht der Strand Typ bin, war ich der Meinung, ich müsse mit einigen Südamerikanern Fußball spielen. Der sandige Boden hat dem dann irgendwann ein Ende bereitet, da er eine Daumen große Blase aufgescheuert hat. Ich bin gespannt wie morgen der Aufstieg wird.Read more

  • Day19

    Nationalpark Tayrona

    November 14, 2017 in Colombia

    Wecker 6 Uhr, so langsam müssen wir uns ja mal wieder umstellen. Nein, vor allem wollten wir Palomino gleich wieder verlassen, damit alles wie immer bleibt ;) Zunächst wanderten wir den einen Kilometer bis zur Hauptstraße, gönnten uns ein Stück Rührkuchen zum Frühstück (sonst hatte noch nichts auf) und nahmen den lokalen Bus nach Tayrona, durch die Baustelle knapp über eine Stunde. In Tayrona ist einer der Eingänge zum gleichnamigen Nationalpark.

    Die ersten fünf Kilometer legten wir mit dem Busschen zurück um dann noch mal fünf Kilometer (gefühlt wesentlich mehr) über Stock und Stein, Bäume und Riesensteine, Brücken, durch Pfützen, kleine Flüsse und alles was matschig war zurück. Dabei passierten wir den ein oder anderen traumhaften Strand, den wir dann auch noch nutzten. Auf dem Rückweg nahmen wir irgendwo die falsche Abzweigung und kletterten noch mal einige Kilometer in die falsche Richtung, bevor wir zurück und auf den richtigen Pfad sind. Dann wieder kleines Busschen zum Parkeingang und großes Busschen nach Palomino. Nach fast zwölf Stunden also zurück im Hostel die Schuhe (mehr Martschklumpen) aus, ab in die Pool und frische mega Steinofenpizza und Nachtisch. Das Stück Kuchen und die zwei Kekse waren halt doch zuwenig für diesen Tag..
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