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3.5 out of 5
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310 people visited Taganga
A tiny town just outside of Santa Marta, Taganga is an alternative place to crash before heading to Tayrona. The strip of beach offers numerous little restaurants and tiendas, while a few other options are just off the main drag. The nightlife is popular with natives and gringos alike.
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  • TagangaPro 2014
    Erick Redcloud
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    4 Sep 21, 2012

    Taganga is a fishing village just outside of Santa Marta. It is a 20 minute bus ride from downtown Santa Marta (1200 Pesos). It is well worth the trip for the amazing view of the beaches.

    Now Taganga is a very popular small destination, and you will find your fair share of foriegn and local tourists here.

    What there is to do, is take a boat ride to other beaches, scuba, diving, or just sit down and relax with some beers. At night the clubs are open for people to party.

    The prices for food and beer and such are much more steep than in Santa Marta as it is a place where a lot of foreign tourist come to visit, for most westerners, still a good price.

    Taganga is basically a party town where a lot of the youth go to relax. If you like beaches and discos, feel free to visit Taganga.

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    Paul Fowler
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Most people come to Taganga for one of two things (or both): partying or diving. Both are excellent in Taganga. Taganga is a small fishing village that somehow has become extremely popular with backpackers, so don’t expect to be a fish out of water. The days in Taganga revolve around diving, or merely relaxing on the beaches which are plenty good enough to keep you there all day (although nothing on Tayrona). Come the evening you can watch the sunset on the coast before heading to one of the many bars and ending up in Mirador, the best party in the area. There are many hostels in Taganga, though it’s not recommended for more high-end travellers.

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  • TagangaPro 2014
    Julia P
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    If the Jersey Shore was Colombian instead of American, it might be a little like Taganga, where you can get great "happy night" specials, lounge on the beach with only a couple hundred other Colombians, and eat ceviche until you burst. It's a good alternative to sleeping in Santa Marta on your way to Tayrona Park, however. Much more chilled and beautiful.

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    Matthias Hagemann
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    4 Nov 24, 2012

    nice place, a lot of friendly us studens, lovely beaches, backpackers place

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    Jack
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Cheap, good diving.

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    3 May 29, 2012
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