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Palomino is a town with a special character. The town itself is mainly a collection of houses near the main road. Here is where you can find the shops, bakeries, drugstores and restaurants in town. The real beauty of Palomino are the beaches, river and mountain. It is also considered a site of high cultural value. Palomino is a strategic point to enjoy a unique landscape in Colombia and the world. In Palomino can enjoy a wide white beach, enjoying an average temperature of 28 ° and seeing the snowcapped peaks of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Meanwhile your stay in Palomino, you may encounter indigenous and fishermen doing their daily work. This also makes it an interesting destination for people who want to see the customs of the indigenous cultures of the Sierra Nevada.

Please practice responsible/low impact tourism when you visit this magical, almost untouched place. Help us protect it.

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- See the snowy peaks of the mountains being on the beach enjoying tropical climate. - Float Down the river Palomino - Surfing with the stunning scenery of the Sierra Nevada before your eyes. - Ecological walk into the Sierra Nevada. - Visit to indigenous communities. - Relax in a hammock overlooking the sea. - Watch the sunrise from the snow peaks - Horseback riding on the beach - Tubing down from Palomino river to the sea. As soon as you get off the bus, the motor taxi driver will come and you can negotiate the price for the tubing. Tubing rental is about $10,000 pesos, but with a guide, it could range from $20,000 pesos to $30,000 pesos. You can get the mototaxi to take you where you will start your hike to the top of the river to float down. It takes another 30 to 40 minute hike up and down to the start point. Make sure you bring a waterproof bag or backpack as you will be floating down the river with all your belongings. If you are staying in any of the accommodation near the beach, you can also ask them to arrange for the tubing. It is relaxing and fun.

You can arrive by public transport (bus, minibus and taxi) or private car. You should take the main highway of the Caribbean via Santa Marta - Riohacha. Palomino is located at kilometer 72. Buses from Santa Marta Palomino cost $8000 pesos. (Oct 2013) The approximate travel time is 1 hour 45 minutes.

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Eco- Lodges in Palomino [1]

Hotel la Jorara [2]

For more information you can contact [http:www.uniquecolombia.com]

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