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La Piscina - Beach - Colombia

A natural sea pool of crystalline waters has formed surrounded by rock and reef. Large and tranquil with warm waters, La Piscina is home to many species of colorful fishes that dart amongst the coral. Manta silently wing through the liquid blue, the white sand billowing beneath their forms. A sendero subacuático, or underwater trail takes you through the coral forests and meadows of marine grasses. Ah, what more perfect place is there to snorkel than here?


Beach Types:
Beach, Snorkeling

Getting There

La Piscina is a 15-minute walk beyond Arrecifes.

Travel Tips:

Do not touch or step on the coral, as this will kill it. Pack all your trash out.

Price Description:

Included in the entry fee to the park.

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Dawn

Open Hours to:Dusk

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

You Need to Bring:

Bring water, snack, sunblock (or suntan lotion, depending on your preference), snorkeling and swim gear. (Snorkeling gear may be bought in El Rodadero or Taganga; there seems to be no place in Santa Marta to buy it.)

Hiking the trails at Nueve Piedras at Ca├▒averal, to El Pueblito ruins and from Calabozo to Ca├▒averal. Visiting Museo Chairama. Swimming at Playa Nudista beyond Cabo San Juan del Gu├şa and at Bah├şa Concha and Bah├şa Neguanje. Special scuba and fishing excursions from Taganga or Santa Marta.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

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