Fundacion Tiempo de Juego: Taganga Adventure Tour: The Natural Beauty of Colombia

Taganga Adventure Tour: The Natural Beauty of Colombia

Santa Marta, Colombia

Fundacion Tiempo de Juego

Foundation

12 hours
From$81 USDPer person

100% of host revenue is invested back into the local community

Tiempo de Juego is a nonprofit organization that uses football to improve the quality of life of at-risk youth in Colombia by providing them with a positive social alternative to drugs and violence.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the natural beauty of the Colombian coast and help promote dialogue, social inclusion, and peaceful conflict resolution in some of country’s most disadvantaged communities.
  • Hike the hills that nestle Taganga and get an incredible aerial view of the quaint fishing village and nearby cities.
  • Indulge in a locally sourced, traditional Colombian meal while enjoying the tranquility of Bonito Gordo beach.

Profits from the tour are reinvested in Tiempo de Juego’s programs in Santa Marta, helping kids thrive through football.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    5:00 am

  • Duration

    12 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    English, Spanish, French

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking, Hat, Light shirt, Sunscreen lotion, Long sleeves

  • Tour Participants

    4 to 8

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Make your way from the idyllic fishing village of Taganga to the stunning and secluded Bonito Gordo beach! Trek along a pre-Columbian road through the dry tropical forest, one of the most endangered ecosystems in Colombia, to a beach to which only fisherman usually have access. You will be accompanied on your adventure by our local guide, Pocho, a member of Taganga’s Fishermen’s Cooperative who is very knowledgeable about the plants native to the area and their traditional cultural uses. Hike up a hill just east of Taganga for an incredible panoramic view of both the village and the city of Santa Marta! Your next stop will be Bonito Gordo - a mile long beach with white sand and turquoise water. Here, Pocho will prepare a delicious meal in a wood-fired oven with fresh ingredients purchased directly from local fishermen. Enjoy your lunch the traditional way - around the campfire and with a cup of coffee sweetened with Colombian brown sugar. After you eat, head back to Taganga along the same walking path or sail directly to the village by boat.

Vetted & Visited By

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Meagan Fischer
July 13, 2016

4 Visitor Reviews

  • July 10, 2016

    We had a very special day, one we will not ever forget. Alejo de Tiempo de Juego and Poncho de Taganga made a wonderful team...they are great hosts. Poncho set the fishing nets and let my son help. It was incredible for him. Thank you very much. Saludos Cordiales

  • October 5, 2015

    In Santa Marta, one of the beaches you hear often mentioned among travelers is Taganga. However, nobody is brave enough to admit that it
    is past its prime and skipping it will not take away from your experience. Tiempo de Juego offers a hidden gem known only to locals in Bonito Gordo beach that requires a trek thru a dry tropical forest with a knowledgeable guide. Your walk and buckets of sweat will be reward with a superb meal and a swim in a secluded beach. Highly enjoyable and recommended.

  • February 6, 2015

    Thanks to my Fundación Tiempo de Juego for allowing me to be part of your group and to fifa for giving us this opportunity to those young people who love football :)

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How To Get There

Travel by bus or taxi to the center of Santa Marta.

More About Fundacion Tiempo de Juego

Mission

To foster the adequate use of free time among children and youth in the most vulnerable areas of Colombia.

Main Programs

  • Escuela de Fútbol por la Paz del barrio La Lucha

  • Hotel Escuela El Habitante

  • En La Juega Taganga

  • En La Juega Guachaca

Awards & Recognition

FIFA Football for Hope
Partner
Adidas
Partner
USAid
Partner
Beyond Sport Awards 2016
Finalist