A good respite from the hustle of the cities is the Parque Nacional Tayrona - the jungle-cloaked bays and inlets house numerous perfect beaches. Of these, Arrecifes is by far the best. It's a highly consistent wave and unlike the Barranquilla and Cartagena areas is not battered by constant wind. The right breaking off the huge granite boulders at the eastern end of the beach is the best wave, though it does close out a lot. With accommodation or camping possible right on the beach this is a truly idyllic spot to hang out for a few days and the waves are almost always empty. It's an hour-long walk through the jungle to reach the beach and visitors must pay a fee to enter the park.
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