We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Loud, crowded, sleazy”
Review of Playaca

Playaca
Ranked #12 of 19 things to do in Taganga
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: PLAYACA is a quiet and peaceful beach located in the bay of TAGANGA where you will find activities such as: kayaking, snorkeling, trekking and mountain biking. Great restaurant and cocktail bar. BEER all the time.
Reviewed May 21, 2013

I'm having trouble finding something nice to say about this place. The beach is dirty, the water is brown, it's crowded. I had a nice piece of fish at one of the restaurants on the water that was obviously caught that morning but even then each bar across the street blares music so you have 3 or 4 competing stereos to mask the sound of the ocean. I partied at one of the clubs at night which was fun but nothing special. Taganga is known for crime so watch yourself, I was there for 2 days and personally met 3 people that had been robbed. I've traveled all over and I've never met that many victims in one place.

1  Thank TXtourst
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (103)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

13 - 17 of 103 reviews

Reviewed February 17, 2012

The beach at Taganga is vastly over rated. If you've never travelled outside if your home country I can see that it would have some appeal but there are vastly better beaches and beach towns elsewhere in Colombia.

Taganga has a party scene but it doesn't have much else going for it.

If you're staying in Santa Marta it's perhaps worth popping over for an afternoon in a taxi/bus to see for yourself and returning to collect your luggage if you feel it's worth it.

If you're not looking for drug fuelled all night parties then give this whole place a wide bearth.

1  Thank Kasanm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 14, 2012

I absolutely fell in love with this little town, a quick 20 minute drive from Santa Marta. It sits on a great, active bay that has decent sand and calm waves. It is a fun little party town where people hang out at the beach during the day and then hit the few bars/clubs up at night and then carry the party LONG into the night at the various house parties in the town. People are very welcoming and it is a great atmosphere. Probably my favorite destination in Colombia, that or Parque Tayrona which is very close by. Many people go to Taganga to get their scuba certification because it is very cheap.

Thank Brad H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 4, 2017
Google Translation

Thank EduardoMirandaS
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Thank Daniel S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Playaca also viewed

Taganga, Santa Marta District
Taganga, Santa Marta District
 
Taganga, Santa Marta District
Santa Marta, Santa Marta District
 

Been to Playaca? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing