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Taganga is a village of six thousand people during the high season. The area near the sea can be noisy at night with sound systems playing music. Everything is walkable in Taganga, so almost every Taganga hostel is close to grocery shops, bars, restaurants, dive schools, and of course the beach. The town is easily accessible from the nearby city of Santa Marta. You may have to take a taxi over as most minibuses don't allow you on with rucksacks (but you can try offering to pay double -- you'll still save plenty over the price of a taxi).
Taganga hostels are spread all over the village and there is no one area where they are concentrated. Prices are high for Colombia but it's worth bargaining, especially during the week, out of season, or if you are planning a long stay. It's possible to stay in a hostel dorm room for a very low price if you search, although these prices will become even harder to find as the inescapable rise of the boutique hostel hits. Many of the hostels come with kitchen facilities and it's definitely worth considering this, given the high prices in many of the beachside establishments.
The town itself is very relaxed during the day. Most people come here on the way to Tayrona National Park (tours can be easily arranged in the town) or to go diving, as Tanganga is the cheapest place in Colombia to gain your diving qualification. There are several reputable dive schools here.
Playa Grande is a beach just to the north of Taganga and is accessed by an easy winding cliff path. This is a much better beach than the thin strip at the town. There are many restaurants behind selling fresh fish dishes and it's now also possible to stay there in nice thatched huts.
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Hostal Techos Azules
"… room, a BBQ area and hammocks from which guests can look out over the bay. Other facilities include a book exchange, bike rental, luggage store and a safety deposit box for small items. Free coffee is available all day and other drinks are available for purchase The Techos Azules hostel is located in a fishermens town called Taganga, 10 minutes away from the city of Santa Marta. Taganga has been recognized for its...
Divanga Bed & Breakfast
"… or fan, comfortable dorms wiyh aircon or fans, you can book with or without breakfast incuded, a beautiful swimming pool, restaurant and bar on terrace with views to the sea.2.Casa Divanga, at one block including beds dorms with aircon or fans and budget private rooms , open kitchen, shady patio with hammocks and free access to all Divanga Hostel's services, at lower rates for smaller budget.Additional services:• Free Internet and...
Hostel Villa Mary
"… the following services for your comfort: General: - Sheets - Towels - Breakfast included - Fully equiped kitchen (always open) - BBQ - Computer with internet - Wifi - Cable TV (in the living room) - Cinema with hugescreen (in the patio) - Book exchange Security: - 24 hour reception - Free use of lockers (in dormitory) - Safety deposit box (for money, passports, documents and items of value) - Storage for luggage (before check-in...
"… with 3 single beds and private bathroom, 2 dorms with 3/4 single beds each and shared bathroom. Fans in every room. Kitchen facilities to enjoy your own cooking in a beautiful patio, surrounded by trees and hammocks. You can watch your favorite programmes in our living room, with Cable TV and comfy seats. Our house is Divanga B&B's little sister so you will be able to enjoy the B&B’s wonderful swimming pool, Restaurant, Bar and...
La Tortuga Hostel
"… rooftop bar where you probably will find the sun saying good bye while the moon leans out behind the mountains. Inside Tortuga, you’ll find a unique and special place for accommodations in double rooms (US$35 approx), or dorms (from US$12 approx) per person, all of them with private bathroom. Its social areas provide a TV/DVD room, book exchange, full equipped communal kitchen, board games and additional commodities such as...
Villa Mandela Casa Mojito Hostel
"… many vegetarian dishes are some of our delicious specialities. Our staff, available 24hrs, will give you a friendly and helpful attention in English, Spanish and Italian. And always you can enjoy that unique, peculiar atmosphere: the Taganga Mojito Style! SERVICES: * Tourist Information * Guest kitchen (7:00 am to 11:00 pm) * Free Wi-Fi * Cable TV * Book exchange * Luggage Storage * Laundry service...
Ocean Reef Guesthouse Taganga
"… schools, Shuttle van service to Cartagena and Guajira. We have rooms and rates to suit your budget and comfort..,. life is short travel more.,. The Ocean reef guesthouse has 4 dorms types available: 4 beds, 3beds with A/C & private bathroom-- and 6 beds and 4 beds with fan and 4 shared bathrooms. We also have 2 private types: double bed with private bathroom, tv/satellite and air conditioning.. and double bed with private...
La Masia Summer Hostel
"… to improve our hosting service and everything about the hostel. We offer a spacious, fully serviced for you to relax after a long journey, that is, we want the traveller does not just come to sleep in our hostel but also, enjoy it, enjoy the atmosphere, activities, we do not want to be alone vendors one night stay, our hosting service is based on the connection we establish with travellers from day one, the confidence that we can...
Nirvana Hostel Taganga
"Chill spot - I loved the pool and the food that they serve is inexpensive and yummy. Staff is friendly and helpful, someone's always around. Really great place to relax and unwind for a couple days." … "… in our big swimming pool. In our place you will find all the amenities for an amazing holiday and all at a great prices. We are a new hostel designed especially for backpackers from around the world, here you will find a...
"… Taganga Bay. We are not a property. We give something more like a home. Our rooms are comfy, fresh and nice. Our terrace has one of the best views of the area and you are always welcome to fall sleep in the hammocks up there. We are run guest house, built in a Caribbean style but still having the access to normal life facilities. Our family will welcome you and give you tips and tourist information about the area We a 5 minutes...
"… We have young, kind, and joyful staff, very good restaurant, and entertainment during all your stay. The hostel has its own scuba diving school inside the hostel and also offers the best prices for the rest of the activities in Taganga such as Tayrona park, snorkeling, Lost city, fishing tours etc. The hotel is perfect for young people who want to have the best time and an unforgettable holidays. Come to see us and you will see...
Hostel Casa Jamaica
"Hostel Casa Jamaica is a small hostel located in the mountains of Taganga. Facilities for our guest include a fully equipped kitchen, garden, swimming pool, bar, cafe, bbq area and free wi-fi. Rooms in Casa Jamaica have large beds a chilled atmosphere and include lockers and shared or private bathrooms. Please note : Cancellation Policy : 3 days. Payment accepted on arrival : cash , credit or debit cards (with extra 2.5% charge)....
Bayview Hostel Taganga
"… most fun but relaxing stay for you. Bayview hostel experience starts with our delightful breakfast and continues throughout the day with your choice of many activities: fishing, scuba-diving, wake-boarding, mountain-biking, tubing, snorkeling, waterfalls hike, birds watch......and more, ending with a feature live band concert at the pool area and having one of our cocktails by the bar........ Bayview hostel - Taganga main...
The Alchemist Hostel
"The Alchemist Hostel offers a renovated accommodation in Taganga, at only 300 metres from the beach. It counts with a capacity of 20 persons, in private and shared rooms. All rooms with air-conditioning. The hostel has a kitchen at the disposal of the hostes and big comunal places, terraces, bar, internet. It's located in the best place to arrange your tours in Santa Marta and Tayrona National Park. The crew has a huge experience in tourism...
Hostal Garden House
"… Garden House offers 8 bedrooms (all with air conditioning and fans), TV room, games room, kitchen, dining, free Wifi, breakfast and bar service. Thanks to the great spaces in the house and in the garden, guests can always find a place to relax and enjoy your holiday in Taganga. Please Note: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay....
Hostal Casa Maria
"… rooms with all the comfort and care our visitors require in this natural paradise. We are close to the Tayrona Park and the Sierra Nevada mountains. We offer you this at the best prices, and we have high quality in our service and information to help our guests the best possible way we can. Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first...
"… divers wishing to complete their open or advanced level certificates with our partner dive company. Dorms: We have two dorm rooms, each consisting of 8 beds each and complete with air conditioners. Lockers are also available to secure your bags and belongings you give you peace of mind during your stay. The rooms are cleaned and beds made daily to ensure your cleanliness and comfortability requirements are met on your return...
Villa Esther Hostel
"5 sisters, 5 cabins, are representation of the hostel. The one that also has private and shared rooms, a beautiful life bursting patio and the nature of the Taganga town. All of this right next to the colombian caribbean sea and 3km away from Santa Marta. We are 3 minutes away form the Sea front. Remember your dream of adventure, party, beach and water in taganga. Your dream of relax and low cost confort in Villa Esther hostel." …...
"Welcome to Latin Hostel in Taganga All rooms have air conditioning. We offer internet access via wifi and two computers with internet access completely free for customers. 24, provided that one of our staff will assist you and provide information. HOSTEL AMERICA has a beautiful outdoor pool to relax. the pool has dimensions of 11 meters long, 5 meters wide, its maximum depth of 1.70 and 1.30 Minimum ideal place to relax and enjoy Taganga and...
Cabanas Luz de Luna
"… private cabins, dorm cabins as well as a camping area. Our Facilities include a guest kitchen, wifi, internet area, tv room, back patio area, parking area, luggage storage and more! Our private cabines and dorm cabins also include a private kitchen as well as bathroom, all together with a romantic decoration and design.The hostel is located right next to the hill in a quiet area but a few blocks from the beach, so if the choiceof...
"… hammock, fans, aircon, bar fridge, TV with DirecTV signal, WiFi and balcony with beautiful sea view. Comfort, cleanliness and warm hospitality are hallmarks recognized Casa Tara. Our house is a project that began two years ago and is included that has 7 rooms, and we have made progress in aligning with 3 rooms with amenities to match a hotel. And we will continue to grow for you. Casa Tara, offers the rental of rooms, which have...
"Taganga GuestHouse, a charming inn nestled in the Taganga bay (Magdalena), that will provide pleasant accommodation, hearty breakfasts and drinks for everyone. We are located at 10th Street # 5-129, next to the mountain, away from the noise and 6 blocks from the Taganga bay. We have comfortable facilities to make your stay a relaxing rural getaway, amidst all the adventure activities offered in the Taganga bay. Magnificent common areas:...
Casa Marina Taganga
"… different beaches you can go by yacht or boat to different locations around the entire Caribbean coast here you will find diving instructors, artistic and other for your time of stay is different every day and you can enjoy this spectacular place, Close find restaurant, cafe-bar, places to hear music. Please note : Cancellation policy 3 days. Only cash payment accepted. Check in time: 12:00. Please contact the property...
"… we have 4 spacious rooms, all with private baths. Two of the rooms have 2 double beds each, and the other two have 1 double bed. All have hammock spaces available, as well as hammock spaces throughout the property. The site is still under development, with more rooms and a pool to come! We are still improving our property. Even when we have been around Taganga for about 7 years, we are new as a business. We just built our 3 first...
"… place where you can enjoy nature and a unique view from its balconies. Located on the top edge of the most beautiful and unique mountain of Taganga (Santa Marta) Cabañas Dumaga has all the amenities: double beds, single beds, plasma TV, bathroom, fridge, mountain view and sea view. The huts are ecological, made in bamboo fetched directly from Colombian armenica. A familiar environment quiet for very good moments. Please...
"… the restaurant closes at 10pm and the bar 12am. There is also an upstairs terrase with plants and chairs and a view of the church on one site and the sea on the other side. They offer several extra services like; laundry, storage and reserving bus tickets. The staff is very helpful and you can ask them anything. Food in the restaurant is delicious and don't get me started on the amazing cocktails they make at the bar. And when it...
Hostel Tropical Maison Taganga
"At Hostel Tropical our objective is to ensure that you have a good and long night's sleep. With this in mind we provide comfortable rooms in relaxing neighbourhood surroundings. The owner, Jean or John, is warm and friendly and will do everything he can to ensure that you have an enjoyable and relaxing stay. He'll even help you cook too, but not peel ! Comfortable bedrooms with private baths, towels and soap, living room, dining room,...
"… the beach, it sits far enough away from the bars and clubs that you can sleep at night, but close enough to stumble to bed after a night out. The rooms are crisp and clean, with bright white paint giving everything a cheerful feel. Each room is equipped with a small air-conditioner that takes the edge off the hot, humid nights, and in the morning you are greeted with free fresh Colombian tinto (coffee). The WiFi is fast and the...
"… of Santa Marta Rooms; the hotel has: 1 Junior Suite with Living Room doble bed, Balcony and Ocean View - fan 1 room with doble bed 1 Bath, Refrigerator, Balcony Ocean View -fan 1 Single room with 2 Single Beds, Bath and Balcony Ocean View .fan overlooking the Sea Services , Monitoring. Programs diving, snorkeling, car rental services, guidance programs, fishing experts Taganga native fishermen. Please note: Check...
ApartaHotel el Oasis
"… can see from the photos; Minca (green), Tayrona (brown), Taganga (blue), Granate (red), Sierra Nevada (dark red and green). They are all elegantly decorated and comfortable, with abundant light and space. Three of the rooms are on the second floor and have a wonderful view over the sea and the mountains. These rooms have a well-equipped kitchenette and all rooms have a king-size bed (2 x 2m), spacious bathroom, AC, fan, TV, fridge,...
"The Hotel KI ' KUXTAH is pleased to offer the best alternative for relax, tranquility for make a memorable holiday for our client. We offer our guests the best choice to rest in a different setting, surrounded by nature and with gorgeous weather. Our facilities are designed with a special touch on the culture of our indigenous groups, making the hotel a magical place. Our beautiful hotel has 9 rooms and 1 apartment, for every need and taste....
Hotel La Ballena Azul
"Estamos situados en un paraiso tropical,Taganga(santa marta,Colombia)donde el resto del mundo sobra.Tenemos el mejor estilo contemporaneo con tradicion Europea,la magia de un lugar paradisiaco,perfecto para escapar del bullicio del mundo,renovar la energia,sentirse libre y deleitar el paladar con nuestra gastronomia marina." … "Address: Cra 1 Calle 18, Taganga From the airport at a cost of $ 35,000 (we are a half hour ride). From...
Taganga Travel Tips & Suggestions
We're just leaving Taganga now. Our friends were robbed at gunpoint last night and we talked to three other groups of people who were robbed with knives during the last week. The people in the town and police were very apathetic about it. I was also told of two incidences (in the last week) of police searching/intimidating backpackers looking for contraband/bribes as well.
— Thomas K
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