We made it out of Cartagena to a small town called Taganga, about 5 or so hours drive away. After finding ourselves (yet another) dodgy little hostel, we headed out for some dinner and crashed out early.
This morning we checked out the town, which didnt take long, and this afternoon we headed to a beached called Playa Grande, which is the next beach around from town. Lonely Planet apparently says that Playa Grande is “surprisingly under-utilised”, which is either extremely out of date or a load of bollocks because there was hardly a spare inch of sand on the whole beach. To be fair, we think it’s holiday time for the whole of Colombia at the moment, so the beach was packed with families.
Despite the crowds it was actually a very cool beach setting, with clear water and dry desert mountains covered in cactus leading down to the sand. We had a huge fish lunch and chilled on the beach for a few hours before walking over the hill and back into town with some great views on the way.
Tonight we’re keeping our heads down again as we’re off to do some diving tomorrow morning at 8am. The day after that we’re heading off on a 5 day trek to Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City), which is supposed to be quite tough, not so much because of the walk but because of the humidity…. so we’ll be keeping out of trouble for the next week or so (you’ll all be glad to know).
All photos from today are thanks to Liam, that’s why they’re much better than normal…