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Taganga

Información y contexto general para el turista que desea conocer la costa caribe colombiana, comenzando en Santa Marta y continuando hasta el pueblo de Taganga que está ubicado en el departamento del Magdalena y hace parte del distrito de la ciudad de Santa Marta. Hay varias maneras de llegar al pueblo de Taganga; los tradicionales colectivos que salen de la terminal de buses de Santa Marta y que cuesta por persona entre $1,400 – $1,600. Las salidas están programadas cada 15 minutos también depende de la cantidad de pasajeros a veces sale más rápido por que el bus se llena en menor tiempo. Desde el terminal también puede tomar taxi hasta el pueblo de Taganga su precio es de 10.000 – 12.000. Directo desde el aeropuerto también es posible conseguir un taxi que vaya a Taganga pero su precio es de 40.00 – 50.000. O si llegas a la ciudad de Santa Marta en crucero podrás encontrar taxis en el puerto de control. El recorrido desde taxi es de 30 minutos y en colectivo es de 40 minutos. El pueblo de Taganga es conocido por que su gente es habilidosa pescando. Gran variedad de pescado se puede encontrar en el mar de Taganga. Varios turistas nacionales e internacionales visitan este hermoso y encantador pueblo cada año. Además que se pueden encontrar diferentes aventuras alrededor del pueblo. A pesar de su belleza natural el pueblo de Taganga presenta algunos problemas de tipo de infraestructuras, y servicios públicos. Algunas viviendas, hoteles y negocios no poseen acueducto por lo que generalmente tienen almacenada el agua en tanques. Taganga está rodeada de hermosos...
Water Sports in Santa Marta

Water Sports in Santa Marta

We hope you brought your bathing suit to Santa Marta, Colombia! There are plenty of water sports in and around Santa Marta that you can experience while your stay at Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina. Santa Marta can get very hot and humid. Aside from a refreshing cool glass of maracuya (passion fruit), enjoying water sport activities is the best way to cool down and discover the beautiful Caribbean ocean’s delights. Here are some of our suggestions and tips about the water sports in Santa Marta. Diving Go scuba diving! We have mentioned scuba diving in Santa Marta in some of our earlier posts, but it is definitely worth mentioning again. In the last few years scuba diving has increased in popularity in Santa Marta with numerous diving schools to choose from, competitive rates and certification courses that take only a couple of days to complete. Scuba diving in Santa Marta is actually more economical than many other parts of the world, and unlocks a new world of hidden treasures below the Caribbean sea’s surface. The beaches, wrecks and corrals of Santa Marta contain a wide variety of tropical fish, clear and safe waters, offering a diverse and unique scuba diving experience. If you’re looking for a scuba diving school in Santa Marta feel free to contact us. We’ll help you find the right one. Surfing “Surf city, here we come”! Okay so when you think of surfing, Colombia does not come first to mind. However, the surf here in Santa Marta is fun and great for beginners. The surf can pick up during a swell sometimes reaching 8 feet high (faces). Much like there are scuba schools, there are plenty of surfing schools close...
Nightlife in Santa Marta

Nightlife in Santa Marta

The city of Santa Marta is pretty small with a total population of around 500,000. The night life is a more low key “pueblo/village” compared to the much bigger cities of Medellin and Bogota. Santa Marta offers a number of small bars and clubs around Parque de Los Novios which nevertheless make for a great night out. Even without a major nightlife district or “Zona Rosa”, there are numerous places to go out to in Santa Marta and Rodadero. On Calle 17 between Carrera 2 and Carrera 4 you can find great bars to socialise, have some drinks and dance the night away. New and modern bars are opening up and will add more entertainment options to the old city. Visit Ouzo restaurant at Parque de Los Novios for a great meal and some drinks before venturing out to sample the nightlife in Santa Marta. Ouzo itself can get quite animated with live music outside and the neighbouring bars in the Parque de los Novios. The best nights to go out are Thursdays to Saturdays, particularly mid and end month when the locals have been paid! You will be exposed to a variety of music genres. There is a fusion of Salsa, Vallenato, Latin Pop and some European/American music thrown into the mix. A popular bar and nightclub in Santa Marta is La Puerta, one of our favourites for a relaxed night of dancing. La Puerta is located on Calle 17 #2-29 and offers a great mix of music and people, generally university age up to around 30-40, but there is no limit! A slightly upper class option great for some salsa dancing and more of a lounge feel is Latinos,...

Vacation in Santa Marta Colombia – Hotel and Beaches

Vacation in Santa Marta Colombia So you want to take a trip to South America and explore Santa Marta, Colombia? You have probably heard about the beautiful coast city of Cartagena, Colombia. With its history and location near the beach it is a popular tourist destination. Maybe you have been to Cartagena already and are looking for a new adventure. Perhaps you are planing a trip along the Colombian Caribbean coast and would like to visit various Colombian beach cities. Santa Marta is a popular destination for couples on romantic getaways or honeymoons, a family vacation, bachelor/bachelorette parties, backpackers, and more. In this post I’ll go over some recommended things to do in Santa Marta, Colombia. Hotel in Santa Marta First things first, accommodations. As a seasoned traveler I have stayed in an array of tourist accommodations. Hostels in Santa Marta. When I was younger I would love staying at hostels everywhere I went. Hostels are great because they are a hub for foreigners and a great way to make friends and find things to do. The negative side is that you have to share a dorm with a few other people and most hostels are not clean or quiet. I stayed in a hostel in Santa Marta my first visit, La Brisa Loca. This is definitely a party hostel, there is always something going on, and they have a big bar inside with beer, cocktails and food. La Brisa Loca is big, yet welcoming. I stayed in a private room because I do not really like to be in a big dorm full of people. The rate was...