Taganga is a small fishing village of about 3000 inhabitants, which is at about 10 to 15 minutes from Santa Marta.
It is quieter in terms of tourists, but because it is so close to Santa Marta a perfect place if you are not in to the hustle of the big city.
The cost to come to Taganga from the airport of Santa Marta is about 30,000 to 35,000 pesos by taxi. It is also possible to use the bus. This will cost you about 2 to 3 thousand pesos to come to Taganga.
Staying in Taganga
There are different options in different price classes to stay in Taganga. Possibilities range from hostels to hotels. The location is important to find out, because some hostels are situated at the entrance to Taganga. It might be better to go for a hostel closer to the center.
Things to Do
Boats leave daily which go to the national park Tyrona.
Another option is to go diving, visit the lost city in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Or just a visit to Santa Marta.