Taganga Travel Guide
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Taganga is a wonderful little village tucked tightly to the hillside overlooking a beautiful small bay. Lot's of international travellers (mostly packpackers) and great foreign run restaurants. A very liberal little village full of colorful people.
- TagangaFirst to Review
Taganga used to be a fisher men's town and now it's become a magnet for bag packers from all over the globe. The bay it sits on is as pretty as ever, but the charming village is transforming into something altogether different, which is not necessarily a good thing.
- TagangaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4
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.
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.
- TagangaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7
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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