Once a quiet town with a few hostels on the beach, Palomino is nowadays invaded by hundreds of tourists. I agree there are a bunch of great hotels in Palomino, and it’s a cool place to meet other fellow travelers.

However, Palomino can be a bit boring. There is no party going on during the week, and there is not much to do except tubing and walking on the beach. You can’t even swim as the currents as too strong.

If you’re keen to stay in a fishing town, I recommend you Dibulla. It’s a hidden paradise we’ve visited during our last expedition on the Caribbean Coast.

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Where to stay in Palomino

There is one long street that leads travelers from the bus station to the beach. It's there you will find most of the hotels in Palomino. You can take a moto-taxi if you don't want to walk the 2 km.

  • Prima Luna

    Hostel

    Prima Luna

    5 min away from the beach. Delicious breakfast. Large swimming pool. Nice social areas.
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  • Coco SanKala

    Hostel

    Coco SanKala

    10 min away from the beach. Bamboo construction. Peaceful. Great money for value.
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  • Bella Flor

    Hostel

    Bella Flor

    15 min away from the beach. Homey feeling. Friendly owners. Comfortable beds.
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  • Casa Chapolin

    Hotel

    Casa Chapolin

    An affordable option, 2 min away from the beach. Delicious food. Quiet place. Lovely garden
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  • Casa Pavo Real

    Boutique hostel

    Casa Pavo Real

    5 min away from the beach. Excellent service and delicious food. Swimming pool. Great rooms.
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  • Makao

    Boutique hotel

    Makao

    Private beach. Clean, comfortable and modern rooms. Personalized service. Tasty foods.
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Things to do in Palomino

There is not much to do in Palomino except going down the river on an inner tube and chill at the -nonexistent - beach. Therefore, pick your accommodation thoroughly.

  • Surf

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    Surf

    Small waves, perfect for beginners. Rent a surfboard and take some classes.
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  • Tubing

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    Tubing

    Go down the river on an inner-tube. You have to take a moto-taxi first then walk 30 min.
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  • Aruhaco Stay

    Weekend trip

    Aruhaco Stay

    Live for 2 days in an Aruhaco community. Learn about their culture and ideology.
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  • Tayrona

    Weekend trip

    Tayrona

    Don't book a tour. It's useless. Start from Calabazo and explore Tayrona like nobody else.
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  • Punta Gallinas

    Weekend trip

    Punta Gallinas

    Go to the northernmost point of South America and admire the beauty of the La Guajira desert.
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  • The lost city

    Multi-day hike

    The lost city

    4-day trek through lush vegetation to admire the remnants of an old civilization.
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