Top 9 Things to do in Taganga, Colombia

October 7, 2017 Myesha Cogley

The small, friendly town of Taganga attracts budding SCUBA divers who want to get their PADI certification on the cheap. It can also serve as a base for visits to the Lost City and and Tayrona National Nature Park. If you go, take cash—there’s only one ATM!
Restaurants in Taganga

1. Lost City

El Mamey | Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta 470007, Colombia
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Lost City

Reviewed By melissa o - Liverpool, United Kingdom

Super tough but one of the best things I've ever done. The trek is hard! def train before you go! and take energy bars, and any injury supports as its hard on your joints. Def go with Wiwa tours - the only indigenous owned and run tour company and by far the best from talking to people in other groups. An amazing experience you won't regret and will remember forever.

2. Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

Santa Marta 470007, Colombia
Excellent
69%
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

This 37,000 acre ecotourism park includes reefs, Beaches, mangroves and Tayrona Indian ruins.

Reviewed By Nesligul D - Istanbul, Turkey

I couldn’t find this item before as I looked under Tayrona and not Parque... Tayrona and wrote a long and descriptive review under Tayrona Trips. You can read all my opinions and recommendations there if you are really interested in this park/forest.
This is nothing extraordinary or exceptional compared to the very difficult walk and climbing. It takes a full day and leaves you exhausted. Not worth the effort, this is just an ordinary forest, nothing like Iguazu for example. Spend your time in Zona Cafetera instead.

3. Playa Grande

Taganga, Colombia +57 315 5471629
Excellent
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3.5 based on 856 reviews

Playa Grande

Reviewed By Yaron M - Berlin, Germany

A beach which is accessible by boat (10 minutes) from Taganga main beach. Very nice location, a bay surrounded by green Mountains and cliffs. Water are cristal clear with many fish swimming nearby, no need for snorkeling equipment to watch them. However it was a little bit crowded with many families with small children. Not the perfect place for a quiet romantic time.. many paddlers selling things are a little bit annoying. In overall a nice not so deserted beach.

4. Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana

Carrera 2 con Calle 14, Parque Bolivar, 470004, Colombia +57 5 4210251
Excellent
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4.5 based on 221 reviews

Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana

The building which functioned in the Spanish colonial era as the Customs House (Casa de la Aduana) for the port of Santa Marta is today a museum that lets you explore stories of the past and present from this corner of Colombia's magic Caribbean region.

Reviewed By L1m5 - Denver, Colorado

This museum is really well-kept and admission is free. The main attraction is typically seeing the gold exhibit, but the rest of the museum describes the (pre-)colonial Santa Marta. There are also some excellent exhibits on the indigenous tribes of the region.

5. Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

Av. del Libertador, sin numero | Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, Santa Marta, Colombia +57 5 4331021
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

This final home of Simon Bolivar contains a museum housing works of art from countries he helped liberate.

Reviewed By JuanRamirezC - Bogota, Colombia

This is the place where Simón Bolívar (the one who fought for Colombia's independence) died. It used to be an extensive farm, but now there's only the main buildings. The colonial style makes you feel like going back in time.
The place also has a modern area, where they even throw some Concerts and events.

6. Playaca

Km. 2 Via Taganga, Taganga 470001, Colombia +57 301 2432724
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3.5 based on 106 reviews

Playaca

PLAYACA is a quiet and peaceful beach located in the bay of Taganga where you will find activities such as: kayaking, snorkeling, trekking and mountain biking. Great restaurant and cocktail bar. BEER all the time.

Reviewed By May L

This is the main street along the sea. There are restaurants, fruit juice shak, handcrafts vendors, groceries stores, and much more. The street is closed from Friday till Sunday for walking only.
On Saturday night, it can be very busy as every bar and restaurant have parties.

7. Mundo Marino

Carrera 2a # 11-68 | El Rodadero, Santa Marta 470001, Colombia +57 5 4229334
Excellent
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4 based on 195 reviews

Mundo Marino

Mundo Marino aquarium display has more than 276 marine species , including sharks, rays , sea horses , starfish , octopus and others. The journey in the aquarium is fully guided and takes about 45 minutes. Monday-wednesday-Friday at 4:00pm: Food of sharks and fish. ¡We will wait for you!

Reviewed By worldtraveler20016 - Highlands Ranch, Colorado

We did this trip on a rainy day. It was perfect! not huge but is organized, you can see the sea turtles and the stingrays right there! Remember your patronage means they get to maintain and help the Ocean outside the aquarium. I hope you enjoy it.

8. Parque de Los Novios

Santa Marta, Colombia +57 301 4558455
Excellent
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4 based on 1 reviews

Parque de Los Novios

Reviewed By Kikoenmexico - Courtenay, Canada

Set in the center of most restaurants is this lovely park with benches- and free wifi. A lots of benches around the park so you can find a place to sit in the shade. A little get away downtown

9. Paseo El Camellon

Santa Marta, Colombia
Excellent
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4 based on 159 reviews

Paseo El Camellon

Reviewed By travlnlgirl - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

It should be a pretty place to walk along the bay and watch the sunset and boats. Instead its dirty and sketchy people around. I would not recommend walking around there at night.

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