There’s a beach about fifteen minutes from where we’re staying in Santa Marta. It’s called Taganga. At this time of year it attracts masses of Colombian tourists and a fair dose of travelers who are into diving. We like it, but will like it more when the crowds die down.
The only downside then will be the laxidasical approach to rubbish. Colombians basically practice this 1950s era approach to rubbish disposal.