Taganga is a small fishing village located only 15 minutes from downtown Santa Marta. It is a popular tourist destination that attracts travelers from all over the world, especially backpacker tourists who find a multicultural environment that contrasts with their travel budget.
Its affordable prices, proximity to the beaches and some of the city’s popular attractions make this destination the perfect place for longer stays; additionally, Taganga constantly offers maritime transportation to the beaches of the Tayrona Park, making it a reference point for those who want to travel by boat.
Historically, the locals of Taganga have always been dedicated to artisanal fishing, but the tourism boom in the city generated a new economic activity in the region and with it came new establishments focused on tourism such as travel agencies, diving schools, hostels, hotels, bars, restaurants and tourist services in general.
Taganga is a tourist scene with a great nightlife atmosphere where Samarians and tourists from all over the world gather to enjoy and share on the beach, bars or nightclubs in town that are usually open until late at night.
You can enjoy live music, Latin music, reggaeton and other international music genres, while enjoying a good drink or any other beverage.
Taganga is a particular destination that offers spectacular viewpoints of the entire bay and the mountain; the main viewpoint of Taganga is an attraction where tourists almost always make a stop to take pictures, buy some crafts or souvenirs and watch the beautiful sunset on the horizon.
Taganga is famous for being the perfect destination for diving lovers in Colombia. Numerous diving centers and schools offer their services to beginner tourists and expert explorers of marine life. The scenarios to enjoy this activity are coral reefs and important shipwrecks near the Caribbean coast.
Many restaurants in Taganga offer delicious local and international cuisine. Fish and Seafood, Meat, Pasta, Pizza and all kinds of vegetarian food. Enjoy an excellent meal in a restaurant with a panoramic view of the bay.
Both Taganga and Playa Grande offer unique and attractive experiences for beach lovers, ecotourism and the natural beauty of Colombia’s Caribbean coast.