About Taganga & how to get there
Taganga is a small fishing village on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, about five kilometers north of Santa Marta. Here you will find a beautiful horse shoe shaped bay, with plenty of restaurants, cafés and shops along the main street. Taganga has grown and developed a lot over the last few years and is now known as a fun place to chill out, and like Honduras’ Utila Island or Thailand’s Ko Tao, a fantastic place to learn scuba diving for a staggeringly good price. Taganga is based right on the border of the world famous Tayrona National Park, which is known for its tropical forests, cliffs and panoramic ocean views. It only takes a few minutes by boat to get to Tayrona National Park, where you can find a great variety and level of dive sites.
Taganga is very close to Santa Marta, a city on the northern coast of Colombia. Santa Marta serves as a gateway to the Caribbean coast and has a good transport infrastructure. You can reach Santa Marta from most major cities by air or bus. From Santa Marta, you can take a taxi to Taganga. It should cost around 15.000 pesos and take around 15 minutes, but it does depend on traffic and where exactly you are based in Santa Marta. There are also plenty of public buses all around the city. Just look for any that have Taganga written on the sign in the front window. Flag it down and hop on. The price is fixed at 2.000 pesos wherever you travel. The bus can be quick as a taxi or take up to 45 minutes, depending on where in Santa Marta you are, and of course traffic.
Most of our customers choose to stay in Taganga whilst diving with us, but it’s very easy and cheap to base yourself in Santa Marta if you prefer. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions about how to reach us and we will be happy to assist.