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Information Offices

On the beach road (Carrera 1), near Calle 18, is a tourism information-tourist police kiosk. The main police post is on the main road into Taganga (Carrera 2 and Calle 18).




Bancolombia has an ATM next to Hostal Pelikan, near the police post on Carrera 2. More options, as well as exchange houses, exist in Santa Marta.



Keeping in Touch

Internet cafés are more common than in the past, though on some days the connection leaves much to be desired. Mojito Net Internet Cocktail Bar (Calle 14 and Carrera 1B-61) seems to be the best of the lot.




Taganga has a basic health center, Centro de Salud Taganga (Calle 7 and Carrera 3, Tel: 421-9067).




Several women offer laundry services so tourists can pass the day at the beach. One is near Casa Felipe, on Calle 19, near Carrera 6).



Outdoor Gear Rental and Purchase

Several dive shops, including Calipso Dive Center (Calle 12, 1-40. Tel: 57-5-421-9146, Cel: 315-684-3075, URL:, sell snorkeling equipment. On the beachfront avenue is Taganga Xtreme, which not only sells snorkeling gear, but also rents surfboards and kayaks (Carrera 1, 14. Tel: 421-9350, E-mail:

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