There’s no electricity or decent accommodation (no hotel but hammocks basically) and the mosquito eat you alive. However the weather is just great and the temperature of the water is constantly 27C. Make sure to bring a good book.
Taganga near Santa Marta is not the idyllic fishing village it once was, but local authorities have realized some tourism implementation on the front beach and tried to improve the infrastructure. It still has charm and might be a nicer place than Santa Marta.
The photo shows the main beach which is shared with the harbor of Taganga. It’s small and simple but good for swimming but will be very crowded on weekends by Colombian tourists. Good scuba diving is available in the nearby tayrona national park and there are plenty of hotels.
I always stayed in the Hotel Casa Blanca directly at the beach. Que bacano!
On the 26 November 1944 a Royal Air Force Hawker Typhoon fighter hit the pier and then crashed onto the beach. The pilot sustained head injuries.
In the Tayrona Parque Nacional, Colombia you’ll find all sorts of animals in Colombia. It’s a great place for relaxing a couple of days at the beach – you’ll sleep in hammocks + no electricity after 10pm though.
On top of that there are lots of fluffy things crawling around while you’re sleeping…
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