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.

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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $30 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
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 Simon Bolivar ...
3.5/5 Good! (11 reviews)
"Central to the boats to the beaches. Go to Pachamama for dinner. Do not expect the best here. It's a beach town"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 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
The price is $72 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Magdalena River and 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Santa Marta Beach. Marina Santa Marta and Old San Juan de ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (382 reviews)
"My room was on the 15th floor and it was a beautiful new room. I though I may have gotten lucky with a Reno but the staff told me no it’s the entire hotel is fairly new. It was listed as a three star when I booked however I feel easily a 4-1/2 star."

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta
Casa Relax - Adults Only
Casa Relax - Adults Only
3 out of 5
Calle 14 # 4 - 92, Taganga, Santa Marta, Magdalena
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $50 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taganga Beach and Grande Beach. Magdalena River is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.
4.7/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"Beautiful place with beautiful views. The couple who run it are very nice and helpful. This is where I’d stay if coming to Taganga"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2021

Casa Relax - Adults Only
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near 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 $30 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
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 $72 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta
Casa Relax - Adults Only
Casa Relax - Adults Only
3 out of 5
Calle 14 # 4 - 92, Taganga, Santa Marta, Magdalena
The price is $50 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
Casa Relax - Adults Only
Svahns
Svahns
3 out of 5
Calle 16 No. 1B-04, Santa Marta
Svahns
Hospedaje Playa Brava
Hospedaje Playa Brava
2.5 out of 5
Carrera 1, No 16-09, Santa Marta, Magdalena
Hospedaje Playa Brava
ideal for families, friends and couples
ideal for families, friends and couples
Santa Marta, Magdalena
ideal for families, friends and couples
La Ballena Azul Hotel
La Ballena Azul Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Carrera 1 Calle 18, Santa Marta, Magdalena
La Ballena Azul Hotel
Hotel Brisas Marinas
Hotel Brisas Marinas
3 out of 5
Calle 14 #1A 30, Santa Marta
Hotel Brisas Marinas
Apartamento Taganga
Apartamento Taganga
2.5 out of 5
Calle 15 # 2-65, Santa Marta, Magdalena
Apartamento Taganga
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.