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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
"… service is available. There are some great social areas including TV/DVD 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...
Divanga Bed & Breakfast
"… sandwiches, French 'tartines' (many kind of big size slices of French bread with cheese and tomatoes plus the secret touch) and fresh salads with shrimps, chicken. For diner try Divanga's specialties Chicken curry, Steak in pepper sauce or a range of pastas, fishes and vegetarian dishes. The terrace also features a roof top bar open every night with a good range of drinks including a pool table managed by Raphael who makes great...
Hostel Villa Mary
"… in one of the hostel’s hammocks or make new friends while sitting around the family style dinning table. Also, you can speak to our friendly English/Spanish speaking staff about booking tours and restaurant recommendations. Our hostel has 7 rooms (1 dormitory and 6 private rooms). All rooms have private bathrooms and ceiling fans. The dormitory and one private room have air conditioning (A/C) as well. Prices range from 25,000...
"… Divanga and, staying at casa Divanga, you can get free access to Divanga B&B' swimming pool only at one block up the road. Casa Divanga includes a very helpful tourism information office where you can get plenty of free information in English, Spanish, German and French for tours, massages and Spanish Class. You can also buy exclusively the Tour to Lost City with the indigenous community Wiwas, through their Tour Operator...
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,...
La Tortuga Hostel
"… single day, why not with a really cold beer on your hands!!. Why to stay with us? *Three stories house with lots of open areas to enjoy 360 view, Brand new hostel, Free fresh bed linen and towels, Free wifi, Guest kitchen, Tours info, All rooms are ensuite, Large terrace to enjoy the nice Taganga views, Economical drinks in our Bar or to take away, Reception 24 hrs, Friendly, helpful and bilingual staff. Additional...
Villa Mandela Casa Mojito Hostel
"… 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 Please note:...
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
"… one, the confidence that we can take when seeking to address any concerns or problems. We can schedule a trip from anywhere in the Colombian Caribbean tourist to get a bus direct passage in the best conditions to any part of Colombia if you wish. Dare to know and have a great experience at a hostel for everyone dreamed travelers. We are a hostel that is projected to be the best of the tourist area, we offer a different service,...
Nirvana Hostel Taganga
"… and relaxing hostel, you can enjoy a cool and comfortable night in our air-conditioned rooms , enjoy good music and a delicious drinks from our bar or just simply cool off from the Caribbean sun 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 great staff from...
"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...
"… 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
"… 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). Check-in time : 15:00. Check-out time : 12:00. Breakfast not included. Taxes included. Pets are not allowed. our rooms are in two types of environments mixture...
Bayview Hostel Taganga
"… the globe, expecting new friends, good times and lots of fun. Our welcoming and friendly team will take care of you with full will and effort so we help create the 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,...
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....
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." …...
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...
"… 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...
"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...
"… with the peaceful feeling of the patio. Because the restaurant closes at 10pm and the bar 12am. There is also an upstairs balcony with plants and chairs and a view of the church and the sea. So it's nice, very clean and safe place to stay. They offer several extra services like laundry, reserving bus tickets and all that good stuff. The staff is very helpful and you can ask them anything. Food in the restaurant is delicious and...
"… 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 staff friendly and knowledgeable. In the backyard there is a nice area of tables and hammocks, and inside there is a communal kitchen that guests are free to use. We have a patio with hammocks and a...
"taganga suites se encuentra localizado a 100 metros antes de la llegada al pueblo de pescadores taganga frente a la disco bar el mirador de taganga y sobre la via principal de entrada ," … "… 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...
ApartaHotel el Oasis
"… to experience the “real” Taganga. From ApartaHotel el Oasis, you can take daily trips to several beaches, to the Parque Tayrona and many other touristic spots. We will be sure to give you all the information you could need to make your trip as memorable as possible. Currently, we have no formal restaurant, but we will happily offer you a delicious seafood dinner, at a local competitive price, right here on our terrace overlooking...
"This new hotel is located in Taganga, which is the first Tayrona Park Bay. It has balconies on the second floor and a large terrace where you can enjoy breakfast with tropical fruits and a delicious Colombian coffee (included in rate) and a spectacular view of the bay and the mountains, has three jacuzzis, machine basic exercise, access ramps, rooms have TV with cable TV, wifi, wardrobe, air conditioning, minibar fridge, bathroom with hot...
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...
Hotel La Ballena Azul
"Address: Cra 1 Calle 18, Taganga From the airport at a cost of $ 35,000 (we are a half hour ride). From the bus terminal at a cost of $ 12,000 (we are a 15 minute ride) to carretera 1, street 18" … Cra 1 Calle 18
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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