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Taganga & Santa Marta – the art of hedonism

11 May

Arriving in the coastal village of Taganga feels something like stepping into the Twilight Zone. A world of contrasts – where brightly painted boats line the shore and fishermen darn their nets as they have done for centuries whilst simultaneously, scantily clad tourists dance the night away in beach front clubs to thumping tunes. This once tiny fishing village has been transformed in just a few years without much concern for the landscape or local heritage. Now proudly one of the most visited places on the Caribbean coast, Taganga has become infamous for its chilled beach culture by day and ‘party like there’s no tomorrow’ vibe at night. It’s a cross between a hippy retreat and a Club 18-30’s holiday! Despite the in your face hedonistic lifestyle, Taganga is a cool little place to spend a few days, and those who visit tend to stay longer than they intended. If you arrive with an open mind and remember the saying: ‘If you can’t beat them, join them’, you can’t help but have some fun!

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