Playa Koralia is located in front of an immensity of virgin beach, a wonderful place to walk and observe local and migratory marine birds. An easy half hour walk up the beach brings you to the mouth of the Rio Burritaca, where you can bathe as the mountain’s water spills into the sea.
Exploring near Playa Koralia or going on excursion, one will encounter exotic flora and fauna. The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region is famous among bird watchers the world over as the region offers one of the largest variety of birds to be found anywhere, including the white eagle, Royal Kingfisher, Royal Red Crested Woodpecker, the Onychorhynchus, the Bay Headed Tanager and a variety of marsh birds including the lovely Blue Egret.
Playa Koralia offer guided excursions to nearby natural parks and reserves, including the world-renowned Tayrona National Park. All excursions from Playa Koralia include: transportation, entry fees, refreshments and guides specialized in local history, fauna and flora.
Current Excursions include:
A mesmerizing ½ hours walk up through the tropical forest culminating in an idyllic swim under the waterfalls. A short climb brings you above the falls to an exquisite pool. Lounging in these natural ‘spas’ in the tropical forest, with the snowy mountain peaks above, it’s hard not to feel a real sense of well-being and harmony with nature.
Tayrona Park Trips
We offer two tours through Colombia's exceptional Tayrona National Park. This bastion of life is covered in large part by virgin tropical forests and bordered by crystalline Caribbean waters. It is home to archeological ruins, giant rounded boulders and soft sand beaches and is inhabited by over 100 bird species, iguanas, monkeys, and more.
Don Diego River
Float down the lovely Rio Don Diego soaking up the sun and ambiance as you glide along with tire tubes. Passing slowly and silently along the jungle edge you have the opportunity to view migratory birds and native howling monkeys. At the river mouth, enjoy a lovely beach within a protected sanctuary of undisturbed beauty. You return upstream by boat for lunch and an afternoon of relaxation.
After a long day of excursions or sunbathing or simply reading in the shaded hammocks enjoy our fabulous beachside bar with a wonderful alchemy of fresh-fruit cocktails, conversation, music, and bonfires.