Tyler has created exactly the kind of place you would want to find on a remote beach. Basic but beautiful. Quiet in the dorms/rooms but as lively as you want to make it in the bar (you really can't hear it from the rooms!).
Guest kitchen facilities are two electric jobs but they do the job with storage boxes provided to keep your food safe. There is a great little bakery in town (fresh each day at 16:00!!) and shops that can provide the basics for cooking. If cooking ain't your thing Tyler's team do breakfast, lunch and dinner so don't worry!
The beach is lovely and great fun for surfing or body boarding and has some amazing subsets (obviously weather permitting!)
There are two AWESOME dogs here which you will love.
Tyler can help you arrange any and all activities you need - you just need to pin him down and get some details from him. This is my only (small) complaint as I felt some if the activities were slightly overpriced and exaggerated. But for the most part this is a great hostel on a very undeveloped beach.
You'll be amazed at the amount if driftwood this coast gets!!
A great experience and well worth the effort to get to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Humpback Turtle is a beach hostel / bar in El Valle (Choco, Colombia), right on the border of where the powerful Pacific Ocean meets the vibrant jungle of Choco. We offer beach side accommodation, restaurant, self-serv kitchen, full bar, and an array of tours and cultural activities in the area. Epic Surf, beach break and rivermouth! Come & live the Pacific at the Humpback Turtle! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Humpback Turtle Colombia/El Valle