Cabo San Juan de la Guia Campground: "where EVERYONE stays except us" Top 5 Page for this destination Parque Tayrona Hotel Tip by richiecdisc
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The campground at Cabo San Juan de la Guia did have a great location but this made for a much more crowded one as well. This was a few weeks after the main season but there was nowhere that you could really pitch your tent without being next to someone. Of course, if you are looking for a party atmosphere, this is it and with the park's largest restaurant on the premises, it's likely party central in the evenings. It also has the advantage of having two swimming beaches right there and another two within a very short walk. You do pay for all this convenience as hammocks and tents are 20,000 COP ($10) per person. It's a little cheaper if you have your own gear but not enough considering the facilities. Reportedly, there are only two toilets and a very basic communal showering area for masses camping there. Food in the restaurant was even more expensive than at Arrecefes so it's obvious that the people running the place are a bit mercenary to say the least.
Unique Qualities: It would have been easy enough for us to carry our gear the 40 minutes it would have taken from Arrecefes, but after seeing it the first day sans our packs, we were glad we had left our stuff set up where it was. It also made it easier to hike out of the park on our last day. We did however make the trek up the beach to Cabo each day to enjoy the beaches there and along the way. This was a walk we would never tire of and since it is short and very scenic, it's not likely anyone would mind doing it, even on a daily basis.
Comparison: about average
Directions: This is a bit more than two hours hike from the park's entrance but horses can be hired in Canaveral if that's too far for you.
Price: less than US$20
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