34 km from the city of Santa Marta is one of the most important natural parks of Colombia - Tyrona National Park. The park presents a biodiversity endemic to the area of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range presenting a variety of climates (mountain climate) and geography that ranges from arid sea level to 900 meters above sea level. The park covers approximately 30 square kilometres of maritime area in the Caribbean sea and approximately 150 square kilometres of land.
In the park you can find about 108 species of mammals and 300 species of birds. There are also approximately 70 species of bats, 31 species of reptiles, 15 species of amphibians, 202 species of sponges, 471 species of crustaceans, 96 species of annelids, 700 species of molluscs, 110 species of corals and 401 species of sea and river fish as well as over 350 algae and more than 770 species of plants.
There is archaeological evidence of ancient human settlements in the area of the park up until the 16th century. The Archaeologic Museum of Chairama is located in the Cañaveral Site, near the mouth of the Piedras River. Other places of interest are Los Naranjos Path, Castilletes Beach, The Pool, the Piedras River and the Cabo San Juan.
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