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La Ballena Azul


Taganga (Santa Marta and Tayrona, Colombia)


An unusual hotel at the western end of what was a small fishing village, now an important centre for diving and one gateway to the Tayrona National Park if entering by sea. Friendly but slow service. Rooftop bar, restaurant in front of hotel, and café/creperie the other side of the street, where breakfast is served.


Front rooms are spacious 'suites', one with a Jacuzzi. Very large, but bathroom is part of the main room which may disconcert some. Standard rooms small in comparison but quite adequate, and with 'proper' bathrooms.

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