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Bahia Taganga Playa Santa Marta Magdalena


Taganga is a township in the District of Santa Marta, in the Department of Magdalena (Colombia) 1 Located in the bay of the same name, is surrounded by mountains with cactus vegetation and small trees, as trupillo, and shrubs.

Access to Taganga is possible by road from the center of the city of Santa Marta. There are frequently minibuses routes ranging from Race 5 in Santa Marta to Taganga.

Characteristic and typical fishing village, Taganga is popular for its scenery and viewpoints. It has 3,000 inhabitants

Origin of the word "Taganga"

You could have two meanings, the first says that could mean "Serranía of snakes" derived from indigenous words that would boost culture are Ta-gunmy where "Ta" means hill and "Gunmy" snake or serpent. This would have a reason to hold on to the hills that surround it, abounded many animals of this species.

The second had to do with the etymology of the word indigenous where "Ta" is a starter and "Ganga" is the sea, which would place or site where it enters the sea.

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Copyright: Mauricio Ramirez
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Taken: 01/01/2011
Uploaded: 18/02/2013
Updated: 04/04/2015


Tags: taganga; bay; santamarta; rodadero; caribe; mar; turismo; colombia; magdalena
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