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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
"…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
Divanga Bed & Breakfast
"…... Offers two options according to priorities and budget: 1. Divanga Hostel including private rooms all ensuite, with aircon or fan, comfortable dorms wiyh aircon or fans, you can book with or with
Hostel Villa Mary
"…- Credit cards aren´t accepted - To cancel, you must let us know 48 hours beforehand - Reservations of groups of 9 or more are accepted Facilities: - English and Italian reception - Printing
"…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 ho
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 internet...
Villa Mandela Casa Mojito Hostel
"…We offer confortable dorms, private and family rooms. Bedclothes and towels are included in the price. At Casa Mojito we have a lovely garden with hammocks beneath the trees. Full and half
Ocean Reef Guesthouse Taganga
"…A laid back and cosy hostel in Taganga, clean, safe and family run, big outdoor area, comfortable dorms, double room with A/C, hammocks and camping site, communal kitchen full equipped, lockers, ca
La Masia Summer Hostel
"…, are practically new. In the hostel we are open to new suggestions from our guests in order to improve our hosting service and everything about the hostel. We offer a spacious, fully serviced for y
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."
"… 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 walk...
"…Cancellation policy: 24h advance notice Check in 24h Check out before 12.00 Breakfast not included Taxes are included except for Colombian citizens" …"By taxi: from the entrance of Taganga you
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
"… 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, birds watch......and more, ending with a feature live band concert at the pool area and...
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. Check...
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 night of...
"…Check in from 15:00. Check out before 12:00. Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Breakfast not included. General: No curfew. We have a parking space for maximum two cars.
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." …"… you...
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 either...
"… 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 a...
"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,
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 directly...
"… caribe. It is a biodiverse and different place, and Rancho embodies that. Currently, 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...
"… 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 note:...
"…This does not interfere with the peaceful feeling of the patio. Because the restaurant closes at 10pm and the bar 12am. There is also an upstairs terrase with plants and chairs and a view of the ch
Hotel Casa D'mer Taganga
"… magical place, throughout the year attracts tourists from different places. Casa D'mer and all its members continuously strive that for our visitors enjoy the peace and quiet that the Colombian Caribbean sun offers. Our main objetive is your peacefully, so that we take care in making your stay comfortable, safe and conducive to their leisure activities and sports. Casa D'mer has two terraces where you can enjoy the sea view or a good book...
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,...
"…Check in time: 3:00 pm Check out time 2:00 pm 1 day cancellation policy Only cash as payment upon arrival Breakfast not included Taxes included" …"…A taxi will cost you betweenCOP 8,000 -
"…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 div
ApartaHotel el Oasis
"…We are situated on the outskirts of Taganga, in an area called Oasis, about 900 meters to the beach and to the center of Taganga, surrounded by the mountains of Dumbira and with a marvelous view ove
"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,
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,perfec
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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