A while ago Palomino wasn’t known by most travellers but over the last years it became a popular destination, and with a good reason. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy your time while tubing. It’s a small village, on the northern coastline of Colombia, so you can combine it with places like park Tayrona and Minca. In this article you can read our Palomino tips. We also wrote you another article, about tubing in Palomino.
To reach Palomino, you can take the bus from Santa Marta. It will take about 2 hours to get to Palomino. Halfway through, you will pass Tayrona Park. So it’s also possible to stay in Tayrona Park first and take the bus from there. The bus driver will drop you off at the gas station at the main road in this tiny place. Cross the road, just walk to the beach and you will find many hostels to stay the night.
Place to stay in Palomino
We stayed at The Tiki Hut Hostel. The Tiki Hut is a hostel with private cabains and a couple of dorms. It’s a great place to relax and meet some new people at the swimming pool and in the garden, with some music in the background. The Tiki Hut vision is to be a completely ecologic hostel and to contribute to Palomino’s environment.
Places to eat in Palomino
We only stayed for 2 days, so we didn’t have the time to explore a lot of restaurants. Both days we grabbed some late breakfast/early lunch in our hostel. The food was delicious, and they so serve vegetarian dishes as well. For dinner we went out. Sua is one of the most popular restaurants in Palomino. They serve nice food and cocktails and most evenings they do have live music. On the other side of the road you will find the best pizza’s in town. Pizzeria La Frontera serves great and big pizza’s, so you won’t be hungry the rest of the day.
Partying in Palomino
Palomino is a place to sit back and relax. When you like to party, we recommend you to visit Palomino on a Saturday night. A beachparty is organized every Saturday on the edge with park Tayrona. It’s a nice party to join, so if you want to go, just ask your hosts in the hostels. They can arrange a pick-up truck which will bring you there. Don’t worry about how to get home because a lot of guys with scooters are just waiting to bring you home.
The best thing to do in Palomino is tubing. Just go and relax. If you like to read more about it, we recommend you to read our article about tubing in Palomino.
Have you been to Palomino? Or do you want to go? Let us know where you will stay!