Taganga Beach

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Taganga Beach featuring a beach, a bay or harbor and boating

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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Top Hotels Close to Taganga Beach

Viña del Mar Hostal
Viña del Mar Hostal
2.5 out of 5
Carrera 1, No. 17-29, Santa Marta, Santa Marta
The price is $32 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
Offering direct access to the beach, this Santa Marta hostal is within a 15-minute walk of Taganga Beach and Grande Beach. Magdalena River and Santa Marta Theater ...
3.5/5 Good! (10 reviews)
"This is a nice little (inexpensive) hotel with a central location right on the waterfront walkway. The hotel was clean and comfortable. The staff was accommodating and friendly. English is spoken. To note, due to it's location on the waterfront walkway and beach if you have a waterfront room it will ..."

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Viña del Mar Hostal
Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta
Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 1C No. 24-04, Santa Marta
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $56 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Magdalena River, Marina Santa Marta, and Old San Juan de Dios Hospital Museum. Bahia de Santa ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (372 reviews)
"Buena ubicación cerca a los mejores restaurantes"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta
Bahía Taganga Hotel
Bahía Taganga Hotel
3 out of 5
Calle 8 No. 1B-35, Inicio camino a Playa Grande, Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $44 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
Situated in Santa Marta, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grande Beach and Taganga Beach. Magdalena River is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.
3.5/5 Good! (71 reviews)
"View is nice didn’t spent much time in property though. Could use a refreshing coat of paint"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Bahía Taganga Hotel
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Viña del Mar Hostal
Viña del Mar Hostal
2.5 out of 5
Carrera 1, No. 17-29, Santa Marta, Santa Marta
The price is $32 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
Viña del Mar Hostal
Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta
Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 1C No. 24-04, Santa Marta
The price is $56 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta
Bahía Taganga Hotel
Bahía Taganga Hotel
3 out of 5
Calle 8 No. 1B-35, Inicio camino a Playa Grande, Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $44 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
Bahía Taganga Hotel
Hospedaje Playa Brava
Hospedaje Playa Brava
2.5 out of 5
Carrera 1, No 16-09, Santa Marta, Magdalena
Hospedaje Playa Brava
Svahns
Svahns
3 out of 5
Calle 16 No. 1B-04, Santa Marta
Svahns
La Ballena Azul Hotel
La Ballena Azul Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Carrera 1 Calle 18, Santa Marta, Magdalena
La Ballena Azul Hotel
ideal for families, friends and couples
ideal for families, friends and couples
Santa Marta, Magdalena
ideal for families, friends and couples
Apartamento Taganga
Apartamento Taganga
2.5 out of 5
Calle 15 # 2-65, Santa Marta, Magdalena
Apartamento Taganga
Hotel Brisas Marinas
Hotel Brisas Marinas
3 out of 5
Calle 14 #1A 30, Santa Marta
Hotel Brisas Marinas
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