"Worth a Taste: Taganga" Top 5 Page for this destination Taganga by richiecdisc

Taganga Travel Guide: 75 reviews and 185 photos

Taganga is a picturesque fishing village with a perfect horseshoe shaped bay that makes for incredibly scenic sunsets. It was surely a paradise fifty years ago but since its “discovery” by gringos at large it has become shall we say a bit less authentic. It has also taken over from Santa Marta as base camp for the majority of non-Colombian tourists in the area primarily to take in the regions main sights of Tayrona National Park and La Ciudad Perdida. If taken in small doses, it still retains much of its charm but staying there must be akin to Khoa San Road in Bangkok, where you're never quite sure exactly what country you are in. If you are looking for Colombia, this is probably not your best shot at finding it but it is certainly worth a short visit to enjoy what is an obviously very pretty if crowded place.

a day trip to Taganga is perfect

Taganga is easily and quickly reached from nearby Santa Marta. With scenes like this, it's definitely worth the excursion!

  • Last visit to Taganga: Feb 2010
  • Intro Updated Nov 29, 2010
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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    I'm a sucker for a good sunset shot and you have some great ones here. Worth going to for that as well as the baguettes, it seems!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    It looks to be a wonderful place with so much color and beauty. The sunset picture you took is fabulous

  • Nov 22, 2010 at 6:52 PM

    it looks like the highlight of taganga was that baguette! lol

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2010 at 11:59 AM

    A fine and informative new page about this "paradise-turned-backpacker hub"!

  • Nov 19, 2010 at 6:31 AM

    Even without the chicken baguette this place seems to be worth the visit :)

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2010 at 3:16 AM

    Interesting page mate. So the backpacker crowds are really starting to hit Colombia now.

  • DoreenDe's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2010 at 12:49 AM

    Glad we didn't stay in Tanganga but very happy we went and had those sandwiches!

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2010 at 10:14 PM

    Oh wow, it seems that I was there at the right time. I would be shocked now, to see it crammed with backpackers. Oh, and 12 years ago, we were the only ones who hiked to Playa Grande!! Next time go and have fish there!


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