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Don`t miss in Taganga:


Cafe Bonsai: French/Col. run coffee shop with home baked breads, awesome salads and sandwiches. Do not miss the Mojitos!! Open until 4PM.

Babaganoush: Excellent Restaurant & Bar, Patrick the Dutch chef is a magician that matter food and service

Mama Zulma: Taganga Family runs a little Restaurant at the Beachfront. Specialized for Fresh Seafood. (Do not miss the "Casuela de Marisco")


Highly recommented Hostel`s in Taganga:


Casa d`Mer: Little familiar Hostel 60m from the beach, clean and absolute friendly stuff. (Request on WhatsApp:+573218015665)

Villa Mary Hostel: Very nice low Budged option to stay in center of Taganga. David makes you breakfast before morning dives!

Svahns Apartments: Comfort Apartments with excellent service, and an inviting atmosphere to make your stay a dream come true

Casa de Felipe: This Hostel is located in Taganga and a very nice accomodation



Don`t miss in Santa Marta:


Lulo Cafe Bar: Do not miss to eat at this beautiful Place in the Heart of Historical Part of Santa Marta.

Crab`s Bar: Centro de Rock, Arte y Blues

Ikaro Cafe: Ikaro Café is specialize in vegetarian and vegan food

La Canoa: Cafe Cultural, Centro Historico

Oh la la La Puerta: Is one of the best nightclubs in Santa Marta with latino music

Charly`s Bar: The place to take a drink at night


Minca / Sierra Nevada:


Oscar`s Place: A beautiful and chilled out hostel in the mountains with a great view on Santa Marta, the sea and the mountains

Restaurante Casa d`Antonio: Best Food in a Beautyful Garden close to the river

Jungle joe: Local guide for nature adventures and bird watching around Minca


Recommended Colombian Hostels:


El Rango Boutique Hostel Medellin: Brand new Boutique Hostel with few over "Parque del Presidente" El Poblado, owned by Guys from Zurich


Costeno Beach Surf Camp: The only Surf Camp and Ecolodge operating on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Just 1 hour from Taganga

El Rio Hostel: El Rio is a new boutique hostel nestled in the jungle alongside the Buritaca River. With its own private river beach

La Sirena, Palomino: Eco Hostel & Retreat Center Palomino, La Guajira, Colombia

La Brisa Loca Santa Marta: Party and backpacker Hostel with a nice Bar on the Rooftop, located in historic center of Santa Marta, Colombia.

Media Luna Hostel, Cartagena: Do not miss the "Live Salsa Party" on Wednesday

Candelos Hostel, Bogota: One of Bogota`s best Hostels, Located in center of La Candelaria

Luciernaga Salento: The Best place to stay in Salento!!

La Serrana Hostel, Salento: Not just a very nice Hostel..... A relaxed pleace to forgot the time

La Vieja Suiza, Bogota: Hotel and bakery with swiss quality. This right in the heart of La Candelaria Bogota

El Maco, San Augustin: Finca Ecologico El Maco San Augustin Huila. Rene Suter from Switzerland buildet a little Paradies


Travel inspiration in Colombia / South America:


Puracolombia: Individual Travels with best Service around Colombia

Nationalparks of Colombia: An excellent guide to the beautiful and diverse National Parks of Colombia provided by the Colombian Government.

South American Postcard: Backpacking stories from all around South America.

Colombia: Official travel Guide

Travel Medellin: Taylor made tours and travel to Medellin and the Antioquia Department in Colombia, Services in EN,GER,FR,ES,& IT

eda: Eidgenössisches Departement für auswärtige Angelegenheiten

Migracion Colombia: Colombian Imigration




Padi: The Way the World Learns to Dive

Pacific-diving: Excellent diving and traveling around colombia

Tauchsport Käser Liebefeld-Bern: Not just Switzerland`s biggest Diveshop!!!

Coibadiveexpeditions: Liveabord Diveexpeditions to the sharkdiving destinations Coiba, Cocos and Malpelo Islands

Delphinus: Freediving Club, Santa Marta

aquanautsgrenada: Best Divecenter in Grenada


Protection of the seas:


Projectaware: A Global force of divers

Seashepherd: Conservation Society

Malpelo Fundation: And other Marine Ecosystems

Pretoma: Protecting the ocean`s resources since 1997

Fundacion Calipso: Nonprofit organization focused in the area of ​​Taganga




Philippe Richard: Photos sous Marines


Learn Spanish:


La Castellana: Die kleine Sprach-und Weiterbildungsschule im Herzen von Zürich

Diego Playaman: Diego,He is the guy who teachs you private spanish lessons in Medellin


Friends: Computer-Support

Mision gaia: Are you looking for a life-changing experience?

cmledertaschen: Carolina Michel, Handgemachte Ledertaschen aus Kolumbien Fair Trade Project supporting indigenous communities in Colombia


Friends Travelblogs:

Unterwegs mit einem Pinzgauer: Michel Rebmann berichtet über seine unvergessliche Reise mit seinem Pinzgauer

Rita & Thomas around the world: Rita & Thomas schreiben über ihre einjährige Reise rund um die Welt Gemma & Anne, Two travelling wallies

The riding reporters: The Riding Reporters





Transports around Santa Marta:


If you need a trustworthy, punctual TAXI drivers Mauricio Caicedo & Sebastian Muñoz.

They pick you up anywhere and take you where ever you want. Good prices and best service in Town!!!

TAXI Drivers direct Contact:


Mauricio Caicedo WhatsApp/Phone (+57) 316 514 53 78

Sebastian Muñoz WhatsApp/Phone (+57) 301 436 40 07


WhatsApp: (+41) 79 684 79 10 / Phone: (+57) 318 649 20 20 / Email: info(at) / Skype: reto-muller

Address: DiveTaganga, C/O Café Bonsai, Calle 13 #1-07 Taganga, Santa Marta, Colombia