On Sunday, we took the door-to-door shuttle from Cartagena to Santa Marta and then we caught a cab from Santa Marta to Taganga for 8 mil Colobiano Pesos ($4.50). We settled into the delightful little Divanga Bed and Breakfast and enjoyed a pool-side dinner. I had my second incredibly well-prepared steak for that day. After, Nalu and I got cozy on the couch, enjoyed brownie & ice cream deliciousness, and watched Indiana Jones in Spanish.
The people are very friendly here. Taganga lies on a beautiful cove and most of its dirt roads are inlaid with rose quartz crystals. There are happy chickens, horses, and dogs running all about. Wifi is plentiful and the vibe is 100% boho serene. The sun sets with staggering beauty over this small town. Overall, I give Taganga a double thumbs up.
In particular, if you come here, check out Cafe Bonsai for coffee and breakfast. Likewise, Divanga Bed and Breakfast is a great place to stay and costs only $20 pp per night for a private room and breakfast. I noticed that there are no yoga teachers in this town, but there is a massage therapist from Holland. She does a pretty good job, but don’t go to her if you want a sports massage – she gives more of a back ¨rub¨ than a back ¨massage¨. I would not recommend eating at Casa de Felipe because their food has given my friend horrible food poisoning for days now.
The locals are very friendly in this town. There are few paved roads. The handicrafts are a bit pricey, but the quality is there. One thing I have noticed about Colombia is that its highways and roads are very well constructed and litter-free. Taganga is really just one of those great ¨basecamp¨ cities. There are not a ton of things to do here, but the vibe is so awesome that it is worth calling home while you are visiting the surrounding sites.