is a beach on the north coast of Tayrona National Park, Colombia. The place is beautiful - with clear water and without waves. There are no palms, but a lot of trees. Good snorkeling is also possible on the house reef. There is a cafe, where you can have a good time. You can get here by boat from Taganga. But waves are so strong, that this way is very dangerous. So it is much better to take a taxi from Santa Marta approximately to the settlement of La Florida located on Route 90, and next walk to the beach about 5 km. Shore and seabed: sand. 
There are no hotels near Playa Cristal beach. The nearest hotel is located to the east - in the neighboring bay of Playa Cinto. This is Cinto Paradise
with rooms' rates starting from US$50 per night. Find hotels in Playa Cristal
How to get there 
Fly to Cartagena international airport (CTG)
. Then get by bus or by taxi to one of the towns located around the Tayrona park, - in most cases these are Santa Marta or Taganga.
The tour to Park includes boat transportation (from one hour per way) or by bus. In the last case you'll have to walk from road to the beach, - about 1.5 hours of hard walking through the jungle. Find flights to Playa Cristal
When to go 
You can relax any time of year on Playa Cristal beach in Columbia. There is no pronounced rainy season, while sea water is always warm.
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