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Introduction

Beach of Taganga

Beach of Taganga

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Taganga is a small fishing village 5 kilometres north of Santa Marta at the Caribbean coast in Colombia.

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Eat

Cafe Bonsai have great sandwiches and a fantastic barbeque in the evening. The Mojito slush is worth a try, and not to forget, the only place in Taganga where you can get a proper cup of coffee.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Casa DivangaCalle 11 no 3-05 TagangaHOSTEL73
Casa HolandaCalle 14, No 1B, 75Hotel-
Divanga Bed & BreakfastCalle 12 No4-07 Taganga,Santa MartaHOSTEL87
El Kool Koala Backpackerscalle 13 numero 3-139 tagangahostel-
Hostal Techos AzulesCarrera 1 Casa 1-100Guesthouse80
Hostel Tropical MaisonC/ 14 No 3-06GUESTHOUSE87
Hostel Villa MaryCarrera 3 15-09Hostel84
Hostal La Casa de FelipeCarrera 5A, 19 - 14GUESTHOUSE-
La Tortuga HostelCalle 9 # 3 -116Hostel74
Casa Mojito HostelCalle 17A No.4-125HOSTEL82
Ocean Reef Guesthouse TagangaCarrera 4 17b-109HOSTEL82
Hostal Santa Maria TagangaCalle 21 No. 5A-71Guesthouse-
Taganga SuitesCra 2 18-119Hotel77
Apartamento NisperoCalle 10 #2-143 (Apto.2)APARTMENT-
Hostel Casa KankuamuCalle 7 1B-71HOSTEL78
Hotel Casa D'merCalle 9 N1-33HOTEL-
Cabanas Luz de LunaCalle 8 n°3-07HOSTEL-
Hotel La Ballena AzulCra 1 Calle 18HOTEL-
La Masia Summer HostelCalle 14 Numero 4-32HOSTEL77
Casa TaraCarrera 4 No. 9 - 39Guesthouse-
Latin HostelCarrera 4, 15-29HOSTEL-
Casa BeulaCalle 5, 2 - 37GUESTHOUSE78
Hostel Nirvana TgangaCarrera 4 Calle 17-21Hostel-
Benjamin TagangaCalle 8a A1-43HOSTEL72
Hotel SvahnsCr. 1 Calle 15HOTEL-
Hostel Casa Jamaicacalle 13-4-403HOSTEL82

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet cafes are easy to find in any city or town. Expect rates to run about $1,250-2,500 (around $US 0.50-1.00) per hour, depending on how much competition there is (i.e., cheap in Bogotá, expensive in the middle of nowhere). Quality of connections varies enormous and tends to better in populated places and tourist areas. Wifi is getting more and more popular in some hotels, restaurants and bars, but don't count on it and be careful regarding your privacy.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The country calling code to Colombia is: 57. To make an international call from Colombia, the code is: 005.

Using your own phone and SIM card is expensive so if you are planning to do quite a few calls, buy a phone or just a SIM card. It's simple enough to get a SIM card and even an unlocked phone at the international airport in Bogotá, although there is, of course, a price hike. They're not hard to find in any city either, just ask your hotel or hostel staff where to go. Topping up is also easy, and can be done pretty much on any street corner. The carriers you'll most likely see are Claro, Tigo, and Movistar. Claro is the most expensive (by a little bit), but has the widest coverage in the country, if you expect to get off the beaten path.

Post

4-72 is the unusual name of Colombia's postal service. They have post offices throughout the country, which are open usually from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday and sometimes on Saturday mornings as well. That doesn't apply to all offices though, only the larger ones in the big cities. But for example along the Caribbean coast, offices tend to close between noon and 2:00pm. But even at the ones that are officially open all day long, it might be difficult to get anything done during those hours. For domestic services, sending letters and postcards is mostly reliable but takes days, for international services don't hold your breath. Eventually, a postcard or letter might arrive in the country of destination but it's almost not worth it. For parcels, you are better off using companies like FedEx, TNT, DHL or UPS.

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