We stayed at the Casa Divanga which is one block away from Divanga Bed Breakfast. Believe it is owned by the same individuals. Staying at either place gives you access to the restaurant, bar and swimming pool at the Divanga B&B. Room at was a private room with 2 beds for approximately 25.000 pesos/person. Room was nice, clean, included a fan and had a private bathroom.
Divanga B&B was clean, the staff was extremely nice and accomodating (they will take your drink order and then if they do not have it, they will run to the store to get it). The food was awesome! Breakfast was basic but good. Dinner, I had the green chicken curry with rice and it was perfectly done and the homemade brownie and ice cream were a nice finish.
I highly recommend the accomodations, the service, the food and the pool/bar area. This is a great find. Whatever you do....please do not waste your time staying in Santa Marta...head straight to Taganga.
Staying at Hostel Divanga. Paying 20 000 pesos a night. Really nice staff, very good atmosphere, kitchen for cooking, hamacs for relaxing, clean place (so far!), safe (has lockers!), has fridge for keeping food, wifi, and computers (free to use i believe, not sure), and plenty of info about the town and activities that can be done.
So there are two places:
1. Hostel Casa Divanga (dorms, private rooms not sure)
2. Hostel Divanga Bed & Breakfast (private rooms only I believe)
They are both very close to each other. Hostel Divanga Bed & Breakfast has a bar and a restaurant as well as a small swimming pool and a pool table, nice place to go chill out. Bar is on a roof terrace with a few tables, a big sofa and the pool table.
if you stay at Hostel Casa Divanga you have access to the bar and restaurant of Hostel Divanga Bed & Breakfast.
Unique Quality: swimming pool
french touch on the menu
roof top terrace
What a fabulous, most amazing place to stay! This place is so cute, well maintained, bright and offers everything you could possibly need. There is a lovely pool on site with several hammocks and chairs nearby for sunning and relaxing. An on-site restaurant for dinners and of course to eat your included breakfast. The second floor has a bar, chilling area with more hammocks and drinks to order of course. There are several dorm rooms with shared bath as well as private rooms with private bath. All have fans. Internet access is free all day long and they offer long-term storage which is handy if you plan on heading into Tayrona park for a while with a lighter load.
Breakfast in the morning is included and super delicious: you get a choice of eggs or fruit salad with yogurt and granola, as well as toast, coffee and juice.
The owners are French and the lovely caretakers are Colombian and are all really nice. French, Spanish and English is spoken. The Casa Divanga down the street is an annex for longer-term stays and offers a kitchen that can be used by people staying at the regular Divanga.
Non-high season prices are 29,000 pesos per person for a private room and bath or 23,000 for dorm. Both include breakie.
Directions: Ask for the "Casa Francesa" (the French House) to people in town. It is a bit up the street on the east side of town.
Divanga is a wonderful hostel/bed and breakfast located up the road from the beach, about a block from El Garaje. The owners are a very sweet french family who really take you in. Everyone who works there are also superfriendly. The rooms are comfy, the fans do the trick, and you can get singles, doubles or dorms. In the morning I loved sitting up on the roof having the free breakfast in a hammock. The view of the town is great (especially at sunset) They also have a tv and dvd player. I think it was the only dvd player i could find in town. I stayed in about 4 different hostels in Taganga and this was the best.
Unique Quality: As mentioned before, great view, breakfasts, you can order dinner which is well priced and delicious, good atmosphere, and a fun roof/balcony to pass the nights.
Directions: It's just past the second paved road going up the hill, on the farther side of Taganga, a couple blocks down the road and one block north of el garaje.
Calle 12 n 407, Taganga
Carrera 1 Casa 1-100, Taganga
Santa Marta, Colombia
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