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Magdalena, Caribbean

Taganga

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!             

HIGHLIGHTS

*Playa Grande = 10min, 6pp. Beach just around the corner, on foot = 20min. Don’t go @night.

*Playa Cristal = 45min by boat. Gorgeous beach & crystal clear water. Restaurant service.

->You can organise tours @the beach in Taganga or 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, diving, harpoon fishing & snorkeling can be done from Taganga.

ACCOMMODATION
La Tortuga HostelLa Masia Summer Hostel

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

HOW2GETTHERE
Santa Marta: T = 10min, 10/tr. Collective B = 1.4-1.5pp. Direct transport to Tayrona = 17pp. B Santa Marta & then to Taganga = each 1.4-1.5pp.

TIPS 
-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"