Once a typical fisherman’s village, Taganga has evolved significantly into an overwhelmingly popular traveller’s haunt mainly due to its proximity to fantastic beaches, abundance of dive schools and easy laid back atmosphere. Located just 5km north east of Santa Marta, Taganga now plays host to dozens of hostels, hotels and guesthouses catering to every budget.
This influx of tourism and Taganga’s continuing popularity has meant that this quaint town is now perfectly equipped as a tourist destination with all of the information needed for making the most of your trip to the North Coast.
But despite growth and some change there is still a distinct and original charm to Taganga and the view as you round the point and descend into the town – over the prettily painted fishermen’s houses and the boats rocking in the ocean breeze – on the journey from Santa Marta puts everything into its idyllic perspective.
This is the perfect place to recharge your batteries beneath the Caribbean sun, enjoying some good food, planning trips to the Lost City, Tayrona, Minca, Palomino and beyond.
- Snorkeling or learning to scuba dive in Taganga’s clear blue waters
- Laid back clubs and bars dotted around the town
- Hiking to beaches and enjoying fresh, locally prepared seafood