Taganga village in Colombia

Taganga and the magic of the Colombian Caribbean.

Taganga village in Colombia

Taganga (meaning “where the sea enters” in the local indigenous language) is a charming fishing village.  Beautiful mountains surround the bay with pristine beaches, crystal blue waters, and stunning views.

It has become an increasingly popular travelers destination, must of all looking for diving. Therefore, it shows to be the best choice in Santa Marta for its authencity. Over the years the town has seen an increase.

Several hostels, restaurants, diving schools and ecotourism agencies have helped attract many people, whilst keeping its traditional feel. Among these, find Divanga Hostel established since 2006.

Authentic Fishing village

This colorful and lively village has become the starting point for many recreational, cultural, ecological, archaeological and adventurous activities in the area.

Taganga’s visitors will feel at home with friendly locals on every corner. There is the opportunity to be a first-hand witness to typical Caribbean fishing techniques and activity. From watching the fishermen pull in their nets with the catch of the day to observing how they clean and prepare the fish for sale. One can observe on the street the local old fishermen seasoned by the sun and years fixing up his network.

venta de pescados e Taganga
atardecer en divanga

Amazing Sunsets in Taganga

The village beach is adorned with spectacular views of the sun setting over the sea. The sunset can be watched enjoying a delicious natural fruit juice prepared by a friendly native girl or eating delicious local fresh seafood.

To get away from the main town you can also take a short 5-minute boat ride to the nearby Playa Grande. A great day at the beach can involve trying the traditional village food. In one of the local restaurants, enjoy a fried fish with coconut rice and fried plantains. Stay sitting in the shade in one of the many deck chairs looking out to the Caribbean Sea.

Diving in Taganga Colombia

Scuba diving certification in Taganga can be obtained at one of the cheapest places in the world. There are opportunities for all types of divers from experts to beginner to advance their skills. The diving sites are in the clear waters of Tayrona National Park, just a short boat ride away, where you can see an array of colorful marine life.

Therefore, Taganga represents travelers best option in Colombia, even in the world, to learn how to dive.

buceador divanga, taganga
tayrona playa

Taganga in Colombia

Taganga is also the ideal place to depart from to visit Tayrona National Park by boat, enjoying an excellent day trip to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The boatmen’s cooperative organized by the community provides a professional service of excellent quality and allows visitors to participate in the sustainable development of this village.
Fishing sports lovers can go with local fishermen to sea by boat early in the morning observe fishing, go snorkeling, lunch and take a nap in a hammock by the sea.

Prepared for next diving day in Taganga

Taganga’s evening is especially relaxing. After dinner at the best restaurant in town: Divanga, our guests often like to take a refreshing walk along the boardwalk. The beach is usually animated until 10 pm .

It is nice to meet with felllow travelers near the sea with the Caribbean breeze gently caressing your face, before a great diving day.

Camellon de taganga vista
zona comercial en taganga restaurantes

Taganga stay longuer than expected

Taganga village is such a different place in Colombia. If you get caught in the relaxing natural life it offers, you may stay longer.

Staying at Divanga Hostel and it comfortable setting will convince you. There you will get the best of Taganga, a little paradise!

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