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Magdalena, Caribbean


This small, typical & cute fishing village near Santa Marta is situated between the sea and green mountains with cactus vegetation, trupillo trees & native bushes. When you are traveling to Taganga & you are at the highest point coming from Santa Marta, make a stopover & take in the breathtaking view over the horseshoe-shaped bay. Enjoy a very laid back atmosphere, beautiful beaches, local food & great parties. Plus it’s the perfect location to go diving, snorkeling & fishing. It will give you the real holiday vibe that you are looking for!            

Restaurant bar Babaganoush
: haute cuisine for reasonable prices! Enjoy fine dining overlooking the beautiful bay of Taganga. The Dutch chef uses daily fresh products & home made desserts. Sunset HAPPY HOUR daily (5pm-10pm). 3 Course menus or a la carte. Come, see, taste & enjoy! Cra 1C # 18-22, 3rd floor, above the Tayrona Dive Center @entrance of Taganga. Open Thu-Sun 1pm-11:30pm. Wed 5pm-11:30pm.

Playa Grande: beach just around the corner, on foot = 20min (don’t go @night). Boat = 10min, 6pp. Playa Cristal: gorgeous beach & crystal clear water. Restaurant service. Boat = 45min.

-> People offer tours @the beach boulevard but to ensure a 100% professional service, ask your hostel or tour operator. Boats leave @10:30am & come back @4-5pm. Max 15 pers/boat, min 7 pers/boat. They need 7 pers before they'll cast off. Don’t pay 100% in advance otherwise they may not return to pick you up in the afternoon! That is unless you fancy playing @Robinson Crusoe!?

Activities like the Lost City trek, PNN Tayrona, Bahía Concha, diving, (harpoon) fishing & snorkeling. Interesting destinations nearby are Santa Marta (+ Rodadero Beach T = 20min, 15/tr), Minca, Paso del Mango, Palomino, …

La Tortuga Hostel & Casa Beula

Diving with Calipso Dive Center
The Lost City Trek - Magic Tour

Santa Marta: T = 10min, 10/tr. Collective B = 1.5pp. Direct transport Taganga-Tayrona = 17pp.

-There is only 1 ATM here which doesn’t always work & doesn’t accept all cards. Get some cash in Santa Marta to be on the safe side.
-Here you can read a travel story "Taganga una 'ganga' - Colombia"