Playa Grande, Taganga

2.8
#4 of 13 in Beaches in Santa Marta Municipality
Beach · Nature / Park
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A short walk out of the town, Playa Grande is a beach well-loved by the locals who flock to it during holidays. Backed by gentle, green hills, and lined with fine, white sand against emerald waters, this is a nice place to soaking up the rays. Reach the beach via an ecological path or by a quick boat trip. Take a dip in the clear water and top it off with a fresh catch served up by the many seaside restaurants. Plan to see Playa Grande and other attractions that appeal to you using our Taganga tour builder website.
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  • We did visit this beach yesterday and first you have to take a boat “lancha» 10-15 minutes from Taganga with a price of COP 15.000 per person. And please hold on to your ticket if not they act like... 
    We did visit this beach yesterday and first you have to take a boat “lancha» 10-15 minutes from Taganga with a price of COP 15.000 per person. And please hold on to your ticket if not they act like...  more »
  • We enjoyed a nice view upon this dirty beach walking through a fence on the rocky part, just before arriving from Taganga. The way from Santa Marta centre to Taganga with a public bus was another... 
    We enjoyed a nice view upon this dirty beach walking through a fence on the rocky part, just before arriving from Taganga. The way from Santa Marta centre to Taganga with a public bus was another...  more »
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  • I’m giving one star for all the garbage in the ocean and on the beach. There are literally glass shards in the sand. It’s worth snorkelling, but away from shore and do bring your own gear, because you don’t get a breathing tube when hiring a snorkelling tour, just a mask. And don’t believe the locals saying you will see corals while snorkelling. Some colourful fish yes, but the coral is all dead and truly a sad sight. In any case go early, because it gets truly busy after 11. Just for information, we paid 5000 for a seat. You can also hike from here to other smaller beaches. A quick 10 minute hike IN THE SUN(bring a towel on your head) will bring you to more secluded beaches.
  • The beach itself is beautiful, but it is dirty, with plastic debris floating, more merchants than visitors, they have filled the beach with chairs and there is no room to lie down. They harass you all the time offering you things to buy and kayak rides. Even in the water they continue to offer you things, they pass by in kayaks trying to sell you rides. Avoid at all costs.

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