Taganga is just a bay away from Santa Marta. It used to be a quiet fishing village. Now backpackers frequent the area along with other foreigners who call Taganga home. It’s a good place to get into the backpacker party atmosphere or organize a diving trip.
You can do the 20 minute walk around to Playa Grande or catch a 45 minute boat out to an island and relax on Playa Blanca. Another boat can take you to Playa Cristal for snorkelling or just gazing at fish in the clear waters.
Once you’re back in Taganga you might want to eat some fresh seafood or have some fun on a jet ski.