Ok, so let me be super straight with you: Casa Felipe is LOVELY. Taganga, on the other hand, well...not so much.
Let's begin with the hostel:
Great accommodations and quite more like a little hotel or budget resort than a hostels. It was just gorgeous! I couldn't get over how pretty it all was when I arrived, by night, and drenched by the rain. I'm pretty sure I had to rub my eyes as though to say, "Am I seeing things?" :)
I was greeted by a warm, sweet welcome with information galore and such a happy welcoming it was as though I was expecting a standing ovation, or tears of joy or something. ;) Like, they were that good.
The hostel is, like I said, really expansive and more like a hotel than a hostel. I got a private room for this one - big spender! - and didn't regret it. It was a lovely large room, with a great big double bed, 2 fans, a shower (cold water only, of course), and tons of lovely shuttered windows. It was a really lovely little spot off the beaten track in Taganga.
Ok, so I say, "Off the beaten path" with a bit of a giggle, because to be honest, Taganga is more like a beaten path than anything else...a town I couldn't grow to love, no matter how hard I tried, but boy did I try. That said, my returns to La Casa de Felipe were always happy ones, always a relief and a soft landing from the hard fall that is Taganga.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hostel "La Casa de Felipe" is situated in Taganga, just 15 minutes by bus from Santa Marta. It's located in the upper part of the village, seven minutes walk from the beach. It's ideal for relaxing on the terrace after a day of excursions to Tayrona Park, The Lost City, diving, or on the beach. We offer dormitories, private rooms with private bathroom and studio apartments with fully equipped kitchen facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Casa De Felipe Hotel Taganga