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Top 15 Fabulous Hotels in La Guajira, Colombia

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Updated on 02/20/2024

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Best Hotels in Palomino

Palomino boasts golden sand beaches along the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, making it a distinctive destination nestled between Santa Marta and Riohacha, just over an hour from each city. This coastal gem provides a one-of-a-kind experience, blending the tranquility of the Caribbean Sea with thrilling adventures like tubing on the Palomino River, Sierra Nevada hikes, beach parties, and a chance to immerse yourself in the local Wayuu culture.

Also, we invite you to explore our La Guajira Travel Guide.

Palomino Sunrise

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Location: Carrera 3 # 3-534
Capacity: 18 rooms
Room Types: Bunk in mixed shared room (15 m²/161 ft²) / Deluxe Bungalow (20 m²/215 ft²) / Bungalow (20 m²/215 ft²) / Family Room / Superior Double (15 m²/161 ft²) / Double Room / Digital Nomad (15 m²/161 ft²)
Highlights: Pet Friendly (on request) / Airport Shuttle* / Business Center* / Meeting Rooms
Services: WiFi / Street Parking / Bar / Restaurant / Shuttle Service* / Tourist Information / Laundry Service*

Palomino Sunrise, a short walk from Palomino Beach and To’Buru open-air cinema, offers diverse accommodation options, including shared dorms and cabin-style rooms for families and couples.

The central location maintains a tranquil atmosphere away from the main street bustle.

The on-site restaurant serves American cuisine with vegetarian choices, while French and Caribbean eateries are within a 10-minute walk.

Committed to the environment, the hotel practices recycling, eliminates plastic, and manages water and electricity responsibly.

Hotel Renasci Palomino

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Location: Calle 4 Carrera 11-60
Capacity: 9 rooms
Room Types: Room with king-size bed and pool views (18 m²/193 ft²) / Double Room with garden views (18 m²/193 ft²) / Large Double Room (18 m²/193 ft²) / Superior Double Room (30 m²/322 ft²) / Room with queen-size bed and garden views (18 m²/193 ft²) / Room with king-size bed and pool views (30 m²/322 ft²)
Highlights: Children’s Menu* / Meeting Rooms* / Airport Shuttle* / Family Rooms
Services: WiFi / Parking / Bar / Massages* / Gym / Shuttle Service* / Laundry Service* / Daily Cleaning

Hotel Renasci Palomino, a 15-minute walk from Palomino Beach and 1.5 hours from Almirante Padilla Airport, offers an ideal location—close to the main street yet peaceful.

Despite not having its own restaurant, guests can explore nearby options like Fania and Junto within a 10-minute walk. The hotel provides activities such as live events and themed dinners (additional cost).

Rooms feature wood design, spacious layouts for groups or couples, and views of the garden or pool. Families with children over 5 are welcome, and parking is available for guests with vehicles.

Ekaa Hotel

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Location: Calle 4 Carrera 11-60
Capacity: 7 rooms
Room types: Double Room (18 m²/193 ft²) / Garden View Cabin (32 m²/344 ft²) / Garden View Cabin (28 m²/301 ft²)
Highlights: Pet Friendly / Special Diet Menus (upon request) / Children’s Play Areas
Services: WiFi / Snack Bar / Bar / Massages* / Shuttle Service* / Laundry Service* / Daily Cleaning Service

Ekaa Hotel, a 15-minute walk from Palomino Beach and 1.5 hours from Almirante Padilla Airport, offers easy access to various options on foot.

The stay includes breakfast, and nearby restaurants like Delicias Koda offer diverse cuisine within a 5-minute walk.

The hotel is family-friendly, accommodating groups of up to 4 people, and provides additional activities like live shows, cycling tours, and horseback riding (some at extra cost).

For families, there’s a play area, and adults can enjoy yoga classes and massages at the wellness center. Parking is available outside the hotel with surveillance.

Coconuco Beach Palomino

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Location: La Iguaraya Vereda Palomino
Capacity: 17 rooms
Room types: Double Room (40 m²/430 ft²) / Deluxe Double Room with Sea View – 2 Beds (40 m²/430 ft²) / Quadruple Room adapted for people with disabilities (40 m²/430 ft²) / Superior Double Room (24 m²/258 ft²) / Standard Family Room (42 m²/452 ft²) / Suite with Balcony (32 m²/344 ft²)
Highlights: Beachfront / Pet Friendly (upon request) / Children’s Menu* / Special Diet Menus (upon request) / Baby-proof Rails / Airport Shuttle* / Hot Tub
Services: WiFi / Parking / Cafeteria / Snack Bar / Bar / Minibar / Sauna / Restaurant / Daily Cleaning Service / Shuttle Service* / Laundry Service*

Hotel Coconuco Beach Palomino, 1.5 hours from Almirante Padilla Airport, is located right on the beach, 10 minutes from Palomino’s lively sector. The hotel offers airport transfer at an extra cost.

Activities include horseback riding, cultural classes, walking tours, and fishing. Guests can enjoy the private beach and complimentary badminton equipment.

The spa offers various massages, including deep tissue and rituals with volcanic stones, ayurveda, bamboo, coconut, coffee, wine, chocolate, and mud.

El León Feliz Palomino

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Location: Calle 3 # 6-18 Palomino
Capacity: 8 rooms
Room Types: Double Room with private bathroom (18 m²/ 193 ft²) / Double Room with private bathroom – 1 or 2 beds (18 m²/ 193 ft²) / Family Room with private bathroom (20 m²/ 215 ft²)
Highlights: Airport shuttle* / Smoking area / Family rooms / Smoke-free rooms
Services: WiFi / Bar / Shuttle service* / Massages* / Gym / 24-hour reception

Hotel El León Feliz Palomino, just 1 hour and 20 minutes from Almirante Padilla Airport and 5 minutes from Palomino Beach, is centrally located for easy access to local amenities. Positioned in the town center, it serves as a convenient base for exploring restaurants, bars, and shops, with pharmacies and bus stops nearby.

The hotel offers a pizzeria, and within a 10-minute walk, guests can find French and Caribbean cuisine. While breakfast is included, the hotel’s kitchen, mainly for internal use, allows flexibility for guests to prepare light meals.

Featuring an architectural design with high palm roofs, the facilities naturally maintain a cool atmosphere, even without air conditioning in the rooms.

Makao Hotel

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Location: Calle 8 lot 3 Facing the Sea
Capacity: 9 rooms
Room Types: Superior Suite with sea views (25 m²/ 269 ft²) / Deluxe Double Room with balcony and partial sea views (25 m²/ 269 ft²) / Deluxe Double Room with balcony (25 m²/ 269 ft²) / Superior Double Room (25 m²/ 269 ft²)
Highlights: Private beach / Special diet menu (on request) / Airport shuttle*
Services: WiFi / Bar / Restaurant / Shuttle service* / Laundry service* / Massages*

Makao Hotel, a 15-minute walk from Palomino Beach and 1 hour and 25 minutes from Almirante Padilla Airport, features a private beach for guests.

The hotel restaurant offers international and Latin American dishes, including brunch and cocktails. Nearby dining options include Finca Escondida Restaurant, Casa Cocotte Palomino, and Maria Mulata Bar.

The beach may experience erosion seasonally, and the hotel is pet-friendly with prior notification.

Nubá Boutique Hostel Palomino

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Location: Calle 5 # 6-95 Palomino
Capacity: 6 rooms
Room Types: Villa with garden views (36 m²/ 387 ft²) / Superior Villa (52 m²/ 559 ft²) / Double Room (14 m²/ 150 ft²) / Deluxe Double Room with balcony (18 m²/ 193 ft²)
Highlights: Outdoor furniture / Children’s menu* / Special diet menu (on request) / Indoor play area / Hot tub / Airport shuttle*
Services: WiFi / Parking / Bar / Snack bar / Luggage storage* / Massages*

Nubá Boutique Hostel Palomino, 10 minutes from Palomino Beach and about 1 hour and 20 minutes from Almirante Padilla Airport, stands out for its prime location and sustainability practices.

The eco-boutique hotel offers à la carte restaurant service, including breakfast with diverse options. Activities range from bike rentals, walking tours, and cultural classes to water sports like snorkeling, horseback riding, and scuba diving.

Note that some activities may have an additional cost; check with the hotel for details.

Hotel Chiniu

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Location: Km 2 via Riohacha Guajira
Capacity: 17 rooms
Room Types: Standard Double Room with sea views (16 m²/ 172 ft²) / Superior Double Room (16 m²/ 172 ft²) / Standard Family Room (20 m²/ 215 ft²) / Bungalow with sea views (16 m²/ 172 ft²) / Superior Family Room (20 m²/ 215 ft²) / Standard Triple Room (20 m²/ 215 ft²) / Bungalow with garden views (16 m²/ 172 ft²)
Highlights: Beachfront / Picnic area / Outdoor furniture /  Children’s menu* / Indoor play area / Airport shuttle*
Services: WiFi / Parking / Bar / Snack bar / Restaurant / Massages* / Shuttle service* / Laundry service* / Pools

Hotel Chiniu, an hour and 20 minutes from Almirante Padilla Airport, is a beachfront property with two pools, including an infinity pool. Three kiosks serve the restaurant, reading, and games. Maria y el Mar Restaurant offers diverse international and regional dishes. Alternative dining options are within a 15-minute walk.

The hotel features a massage room and various activities, such as cultural classes, themed dinners, walking tours, movie nights, hiking, and billiards. Some activities may have an additional cost; check with the hotel for details.

Selina Palomino

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Location: Troncal del Caribe, 800 meters from the Corregimiento de Palomino
Capacity: 24 rooms
Room Types: Family Room (19 m²/ 204 ft²) / Deluxe Double Room (28 m²/ 301 ft²) / Double Room with shared bathroom (25 m²/ 269 ft²) / Standard Double Room (11 m²/ 118 ft²) / Bed in 8-Bed Shared Room (20 m²/ 215 ft²) / Bed in 4-Bed Shared Room (36 m²/ 387 ft²)
Highlights: Beachfront / Outdoor fireplace / Pet Friendly / Children’s menu* / Airport shuttle*
Services: WiFi / Parking / Bar / Snack bar / Restaurant / Massages* / Shuttle service* / Tourist information / Laundry service* / Pool

Selina Palomino, right on the beach and an hour and 20 minutes from Almirante Padilla International Airport, offers strategic location. Within a 15-minute walk, find Palomino Surf Camp, pristine beaches, and local nightlife.

The accommodation has a restaurant serving Caribbean dishes and nearby options for French and seafood cuisine. Selina Palomino provides various activities, including local culture classes, walking tours, live music, and water sports facilities with tennis equipment.

For relaxation, join yoga and rumba classes and indulge in full-body massages at the spa.

Tiki Hut Hostel

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Location: Playas Don Aire – Main Avenue
Capacity: 7 rooms
Room Types: Double Room (30 m²/ 322 ft²) / Standard Double Room with shared bathroom (30 m²/ 322 ft²) / Double Room with shared bathroom – 2 beds (30 m²/ 322 ft²) / Deluxe Double Room (45 m²/ 484 ft²) / Mixed 8-Bed Shared Room (80 m²/ 861 ft²)
Highlights: Meeting rooms* / Airport shuttle*
Services: WiFi / Parking / Bar / Restaurant / Shuttle service* / Tourist information / Laundry service* / Massages*

Tiki Hut Hostel, 1.5 hours from Almirante Padilla Airport and a 5-minute walk from Palomino Beach, focuses on sustainability with cabins made from local natural fibers. T

he rustic facilities offer private cabins for two or three people and larger options for up to 8. The hostel’s proximity to the sea and various activities, though operated by third parties, are recommended by the staff.

Nearby attractions include Tayrona Park (6-minute drive) and the Palomino River float.

Note: Tiki Hut Hostel, committed to sustainability, lacks air conditioning but provides fans for a comfortable stay.

Aité Eco Resort

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Location: Kilometer 2.2 via Palomino to Mingueo left side
Capacity: 19 rooms
Room Types: Room with orchidarium view / Room with garden view / Room with distant sea view / Standard Beach Houses / Superior King Beach Houses / Superior Queen Beach Houses / Deluxe Beach Houses
Highlights: Beachfront / Views / Outdoor furniture / Special diet menu (on request) / Airport shuttle*
Services: WiFi / Parking / Bar / Minibar / Restaurant / Shuttle service* / Tourist information / Laundry service* / Pool / Massages*

Aité Eco Resort provides a unique experience just a 3-minute walk from Palomino Beach and is conveniently located approximately an hour and 20 minutes by car from Almirante Padilla Airport.

The resort offers a diverse range of rooms, including those with orchidarium, garden, and distant sea views, along with distinctive Standard, Superior King, Superior Queen, and Deluxe Beach Houses.

Guests can indulge in various experiences, from Spa Anaa’s massages to yoga sessions guided by bilingual experts. The resort is renowned for its retreats, encompassing transportation, a 3 or 4-night stay, beach meditations, specialized diets, and activities, while also catering to events like weddings, corporate functions, and special celebrations.

The gastronomic offerings include a restaurant with a varied selection, featuring Peruvian, seafood, and international cuisines, available for all three meals, complemented by two pools—one suitable for all ages and another infinity pool boasting panoramic views.

Casa Chapolin Boutique Guesthouse – Palomino

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Location: Playa 72 Sector, Calle 10
Capacity: 6 rooms
Room Types: Suites (61 m²/ 656 ft²) / Junior Suite (21 m²/ 226 ft²) / Private Room (24 m²/ 258 ft²) / Bungalow 1 / Bungalow 2 / Tower House / Shared room with 4 beds (24 m²/ 258 ft²) / Double Room (20 m²/ 215 ft²)
Highlights: Beachfront / Outdoor furniture / Children’s menu* / Special diet menu (on request) / Indoor play area / Meeting room
Services: WiFi / Parking / Bar / Gym / Massages* / Restaurant / Shuttle service* / Tourist information / Laundry service*

Casa Chapolin Boutique Guesthouse enjoys a prime location just a 3-minute walk from Palomino Beach and is approximately an hour and a half by car from Almirante Padilla Airport. The hotel offers a variety of massage options, including relaxing, lymphatic drainage, Ayurvedic, and osteopathic massages. Guests can also partake in yoga sessions in the garden, while the gym is complimentary. Note that only children aged 5 and above are allowed.

The hotel’s restaurant provides a 10% discount on a diverse menu of international dishes with dietary options. To reduce environmental impact, the hotel refrains from offering plastic items, suggesting guests bring their own thermos. Towels are changed every 3 days unless otherwise requested.

Casa Juana Palomino

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Location: Rural area Palomino
Capacity: 7 rooms
Room Types: Double Room with terrace (23 m²/ 247 ft²) / Double Room – 2 beds (16 m²/ 172 ft²) / Double Room with garden views (35 m²/ 376 ft²) / Bungalow with garden views (50 m²/ 538 ft²) / Family Room with garden views (30 m²/ 322 ft²) / Standard Bunk Bed (16 m²/ 172 ft²) / Double Room with private bathroom (35 m²/ 376 ft²)
Highlights: Views / Outdoor furniture / Pet Friendly / Meeting rooms* / Airport shuttle*
Services: WiFi / Parking / Snack bar / Daily cleaning service / Shuttle service* / Tourist information / Laundry service* / Massages*

Casa Juana Palomino is a mere 10-minute walk from Palomino Beach and around 1 hour and 20 minutes by car from Almirante Padilla Airport.

Guests can engage in various activities during their stay, including a two-hour tour to the Kogui indigenous community in Seywiaka, an exhilarating boat tour for sunrise, tubing down the Palomino River, and kayaking on the San Salvador River.

Rooms, constructed with bamboo walls, offer a balcony or terrace. The hotel provides a continental or American breakfast with flexibility for special diets.

Best Hotels in Albania

Albania is a quiet municipality near the El Cerrejón coal mine, over 1 hour by car from Riohacha. It is also known for its rich Wayúu cultural heritage and handicraft traditions. Visitors can enjoy activities such as local crafts and explore the daily life of indigenous communities.

Waya Guajira

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Location: Kilometer 1.5, Cuestecitas Road
Capacity: 140 rooms
Room types: Standard Double Room (24 m²/258 ft²) / Standard Double Room – 2 beds (29 m²/312 ft²) / Junior Suite (42 m²/452 ft²)
Highlights:  Outdoor furniture / Pet Friendly / Children’s menu / Special diet menu (upon request) / Business center / Airport shuttle*
Services: WiFi / Public parking / Bar / Gym / Massages / Restaurant / Shuttle service* / Tourist information / Laundry service* / Swimming pool

Waya Guajira Hotel, a cozy 4-star retreat, is just over an hour’s drive from Almirante Padilla Airport and Mayapo beaches. Cabo de la Vela is about two and a half hours away. The hotel has a daily warm welcome ceremony at 6:30 pm, a relaxation area with Wayúu women’s handwoven hammocks, and a guided ecological trail.

With three room categories for groups of 4 or 2 people, all rooms feature a desk and a balcony. The hotel spa offers facial and body treatments, and there are two restaurants serving local and Caribbean cuisine seven days a week for all three meals.

Best Hotels in Dibulla

Dibulla is a town between Palomino and Riohacha known for its quieter beaches. It is a 40-minute drive from Palomino. Travelers can enjoy activities such as artisanal fishing, bird watching in the surrounding mangroves, and immersing themselves in the life of local communities.

Rch Luxury Hotel & Pool

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Location: Los Barrancones Neighborhood, Calle 1 9-79
Capacity: 14 rooms
Room types: Suite with extra-large bed and sea views (35 m²/376 ft²) / Suite with extra-large bed and pool views (37 m²/398 ft²) / Suite with private pool (37 m²/398 ft²) / Suite with mountain and sea views (35 m²/376 ft²) / Junior Suite with sea views (33 m²/355 ft²) / Junior Suite with mountain views (33 m²/355 ft²)
Highlights: Beachfront / Views / Picnic area / Outdoor furniture / Children’s menu* / Special diet menu (upon request) / Smoking area / Airport shuttle*
Services: WiFi / Bar / Snack bar / Restaurant / Concierge service / Daily cleaning service / Ironing service* / Shuttle service* / Laundry service* / Pool / Massages*

Rch Luxury Hotel & Pool, located on Dibulla’s beachfront, is 10 minutes from La Punta de los Remedios and an hour from Almirante Padilla Airport. With luxurious traditional architecture, it features an infinity pool for first-class service, offering cocktails and services both inside and outside, including the beach.

The hotel provides unique experiences like beachfront dinners, surf lessons, artisanal fishing, and bird watching. Nearby activities include tubing in rivers, a trip to Cabo de la Vela, and visiting an indigenous community. Just 30 minutes away is the Los Flamencos Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, spanning 7,000 hectares.

The restaurant offers diverse culinary options, including American, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Peruvian, and Spanish cuisines, serving all three meals, snacks, and cocktails with vegetarian choices. Pet travel restrictions can be discussed directly with the hotel.

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