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Taganga Beach

Over just a few decades, this charming fishing village has grown into a traveler’s oasis with restaurants, nightclubs and a picturesque beach.

Several decades ago, Taganga was a sleepy fishing village. Now, it attracts travelers from Colombia and the rest of the world with its cool breezes, mountainous landscape and proximity to Tayrona National Park. The small area is nestled beside the cliffs of the Caribbean coast. The village is a hotspot for scuba diving and sunbathing and has an animated nightlife. Enjoy one of the many restaurants and bars in Taganga or find a company to arrange a tour of the national park.

Relax with the family on Taganga’s white-sand beach and swim in the warm, clear water. Play volleyball on the sand. The shoreline offers many restaurants; have lunch outside one to enjoy ocean views. Sample fresh fish and seafood. Be sure you drink enough water during your time in the sun.

Snorkel in the ocean for a closer look at colorful Caribbean fish. Arrange scuba diving with one of the companies scattered around the small village. Travel with the dive centers to tour a private beach or Tayrona National Park. 

Dance at one of the nightclubs along the coast. Several Americanized bars play popular hits from back home. You can also find salsa bars and clubs with reggaeton music a little farther in from the coast. Hostels and hotels with swimming pools and air conditioning are scattered throughout the village.

Access to ATMs is extremely limited in Taganga. Make sure to withdraw cash for your stay before your arrival. However, try not to carry a lot of money on your person. Keep it in a safe in your accommodations. You may need to take a trip back to Santa Marta, where there are plenty of ATMs. 

Taganga is located on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, just north of the city of Santa Marta. Take a 2.6-mile (4.2-kilometer) taxi journey around picturesque cliffs with panoramic ocean views from Santa Marta to Taganga. Tayrona National Park, which is one of the most scenic parts of Colombia, is a half-hour bus ride northeast. Organize your journey with a dive center or tour operator in Taganga or Santa Marta.


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Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta £65
Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta

Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta

Carrera 1C No. 24-04, Santa Marta
     
    4.7
    of 5, from 12 reviews
    3.5 out of 5.0

    Situated in Santa Marta, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Marina Santa Marta and Santa Marta Beach. Parque de Los Novios and Simon Bolivar Park are also within 10 minutes.

    La Ballena Azul Hotel £36
    La Ballena Azul Hotel

    La Ballena Azul Hotel

    Carrera 1 Calle 18, Taganga
       
      3.7
      of 5, from 44 reviews
      2.5 out of 5.0

      This Taganga hotel is located by the ocean, nestled on the beach a short distance away from Taganga Beach, Grande Beach and Eduardo Santos Stadium. Local attractions also include Customs House and Santa Marta Cathedral.

      Jaba Nibue £132
      Jaba Nibue

      Jaba Nibue

      Carrera 1 Calle 100, Taganga
         
        3.8
        of 5, from 30 reviews
        3.5 out of 5.0

        Situated near the beach in Taganga, this hotel is close to Grande Beach, Taganga Beach and Customs House. Local attractions also include Tairona Gold Museum and Eduardo Santos Stadium.

        Viña del Mar Hostal
        Viña del Mar Hostal

        Viña del Mar Hostal

        Carrera 1, No. 17-29, Taganga
           
          3.4
          of 5, from 5 reviews
          2.5 out of 5.0

          This Taganga hostal offers direct access to the beach and is only a short distance away from Taganga Beach, Grande Beach and Eduardo Santos Stadium. Local attractions also include Customs House and Tairona Gold Museum.

          Svahns £33
          Svahns

          Svahns

          Calle 16 No. 1B-04, Taganga
             
            4.0
            of 5, from 7 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Situated near the beach in Taganga, this aparthotel is close to Taganga Beach, Grande Beach and Eduardo Santos Stadium. Local attractions also include Customs House and Tairona Gold Museum.

            Bahía Taganga Hotel £39
            Bahía Taganga Hotel

            Bahía Taganga Hotel

            Calle 8 No. 1B-35, Taganga
               
              3.2
              of 5, from 49 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Within easy reach of Taganga Beach, Grande Beach and Eduardo Santos Stadium, this Taganga hotel offers direct access to the beach. Local attractions also include Customs House and Tairona Gold Museum.

              Casa Los Cerros Taganga £50
              Casa Los Cerros Taganga

              Casa Los Cerros Taganga

              Carrera 2 N° 1-35. Barrio Dumaruka, Taganga
                 
                4.6
                of 5, from 35 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in a rural location, this hotel is close to Grande Beach, Taganga Beach and Customs House. Local attractions also include Simon Bolivar Park and Marina Santa Marta.

                Taganga Paradise Hostal & Diving - Hostel £18
                Taganga Paradise Hostal & Diving - Hostel

                Taganga Paradise Hostal & Diving - Hostel

                Calle 18 No. 1-39, Taganga
                   
                  4.0
                  of 5, from 2 reviews
                  2.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated near the beach in Taganga, this hostel is close to Taganga Beach, Grande Beach and Eduardo Santos Stadium. Local attractions also include Customs House and Santa Marta Cathedral.