Playaca, Taganga

1.5
#5 of 6 in Beaches in Santa Marta District
Feel the breeze in your hair and the sand between your toes as you survey the the mountain landscape from the beachfront setting of Playaca. Local vendors with colorful kiosks keep the area busy, and you'll find many beachgoers along the sand and sea. The fresh food stalls ensure that you're never far from what you need, and the constant music playing keeps the atmosphere casual and fun. Plan to visit Playaca and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Taganga attractions using our Taganga vacation planner.
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  • June 26, 2017
    In the second visit to this beach, which is accessed by a trail before reaching the beaches of Taganga, my experience was a little better. It is much less congested than Taganga, there are no hawkers and is clean. The food supply has limitations. Lunch: 30 thousand pesos and meat or chicken fish to 20 thousand Colombian pesos. Recommended for a day quiet beach. That Yes: arrive early to get a tent on the shore.
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  • April 17, 2017
    A very good choice, the site is strategically located in taganga, food is typical and good
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  • March 31, 2017
    Primarily used as a starting point for achieving the best bays in the Tayrona Park, the beach of Taganga represents, in my opinion, the backpacker tourism which can be found in South America and particularly in Colombia. At sunset, as seen in the photos which I enclose, is one of the most charming places where I've been, with the orange light of the Sun that caresses the hulls of boats and bounces on the mountains surrounding the Bay. The environment is "a little hippy", meaning engaging and there is a good availability of cheap hostels where to spend the night. Staying in Santa Marta Taganga, I appreciated the night because I was dismayed by the unexpected, and premature closure of beautiful food restaurant around 6. Suitable for young tourism and without need for any special comfort, I think he can be a very fun, quirky and quaint place to spend a couple of days, but always to be used as a Launchpad for surrounding destinations. You can buy here tickets for the same desk, never mind get already supplied. Sea and beach quite dirty.
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Most of Taganga's economical lodgings consists of basic hostels offering few amenities. These establishments cater mostly to backpackers and weekend tourists from nearby Santa Marta, so if you need something more substantial, consider renting a furnished apartment with a kitchen, private parking, and ocean views. Some waterfront hotels provide pet-friendly accommodations, as well as access to private beach areas and fitness facilities.
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