A clear and physically demanding uphill path leading from Cabo San Juan brings you to the archeological site of Pueblito, a former Tayrona village with a large number of terrace dwellings, sometimes called a mini Ciudad Perdida. Although it’s possible to complete an Arrecifes–Cabo San Juan–Pueblito circuit in one long, strenuous day, the trip is better made as part of a multi-day stay on the beaches in the park. From Pueblito, you can also hike two hours through the jungle back down to the road and catch a bus back to Santa Marta from that park exit point, instead of traversing your original route back to Cabo San Juan. That said, you may be better off hiring a guide for this hike out, which has no signs and is quite taxing.

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