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Palomino Surf Camp, Beginners

From US$ 469 p.p. / 4 days / Private tour / Group discount

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Surfcoach Included

Equipment included


  • Daily surf lessons

  • River tubing tour

  • Chilling out next to the pool

  • Breathtaking landscapes

  • Amazing sunsets

Program description

This surf camp will take place in Palomino, Colombia. The empty beach is just a hop, skip, and jump away. Palomino is still one of those places that you wanna tell everyone about, but at the same time, you want to keep it a secret to let it be as charming and authentic as it is. This is like a dream; imagine waking up with the sound of the ocean, getting breakfast on the beach with palm trees providing you some shade, catching some waves, and eating fresh fish with your feet in the sand and a beautiful sky on fire.

Take some much-needed time off and join this surf camp in beautiful Palomino, Colombia! During this surf camp, the experienced guides will do everything possible to make your trip safe and fun as you learn to ride waves, enjoy magical sunsets and relaxing beach days. The beach in Palomino is one of the best surf spots for beginners in Colombia.

This program was created for those looking to learn to surf while surrounded by amazing nature and in the middle of a tiny tropical village. During the four-day program, there will be 2 hour surf lessons for four days with a local surf instructor.

The highly trained professional surf coaches will provide you with the highest level of surf lessons and surf coaching suitable for all ages. You will experience surfing in Colombia in a safe, friendly, and relaxed environment. This is the paradise you didn’t know existed. There are plenty of possible activities and Newtours Colombia is happy to find the right ones with you. As these regions are situated in the north of Colombia; the rugged, untouched beaches are made up of volcanic sand, coconut trees, and bamboo shacks, met by an alluring, aqua-colored ocean, otherwise known as the Caribbean Sea.

What’s even more enchanting about Palomino is its proximity to Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the world's highest coastal mountain range which is inhabited by four ethnic tribes: Kogi, Arhuaco, Wiwa, and Kankuamo. The Older Brothers are the leaders of wisdom and believe it is their responsibility to maintain the balance of the universe. They do this by making offerings to the sacred sites, giving back to the earth what is taken out of it.



Santa Marta - Palomino

Skill level and best wave season

  • Beginner: All year long

  • Intermediate: December to June

  • Expert: December to Mai + September & October


Health & Hygiene 

  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus.

  • The accommodation partner we work with follows the guidelines of the local authorities.

4 days / 3 nights
Check availability and plan the trip of your dreams!
Itinerary Details

 Day 1 

Arrival in Santa Marta, transfer to Palomino (90 min), hotel Check-in and tour briefing. Arrival in Santa Marta airport or bus station. Drive to Palomino and check in at the Hostel. We will show you the amazing surroundings and give you the best tipps for your stay. Tour briefing and organisation for the next days.


 Day 2 

Surf lessons, sunny days and beach. Breakfast and first surf session. We will pick you up and walk to the beginners surfspot to start the lessons. In the afternoon you can relax at the beach or start a walk through the town.

 Day 3 

Surf lessons, sunny days, beach and river tubing tour. Breakfast and second surf session. We know very good the beaches in the area and we will take you to the most appropriate break. In the afternoon we will start an exciting river tubing (floating on inflated innertubes) through one of the beautiful rivers that descend from the Sierra Nevada.

 Day 4 

Last surf session and return trip. Breakfast and third surf session. Early we will walk to the beach to enjoy our last waves. Check-out and transfer back to Santa Marta.

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Price & Inclusions

From US$ 469 p.p.

Price for 1 Pax. Group discount from the second participant.

(+15% High season: Easter & 15.12 -15.01) 


  • 3 x nights accommodation in shared rooms (On request: private room)

  • Meals (3 x Breakfast)

  • 1 x river tubing tour 

  • 3 x 2h Surf lessons incl. equipment & certified instructors

  • Travel insurance, taxes and fees

 Not Included 

  • Transfers from/to Santa Marta (On request)

  • International or national flights

  • Activities marked as optional

  • Tips and personal expenses

  • Optional: Accommodation in private Bungalows (on request)

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Important Notes


All year round. Daily start.

Physical Difficulty: 3


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4 days / 3 nights.

Contact us if you are interested in staying more or less days. We will send you an offer accordingly.


The ecological hostel formed by seven private cabins and three big dorms; just a 5 min. walking distance from the beach. The hostel has a magical environment that is surrounded by nature. The hostel is a perfect place to relax by chilling out next to the pool, finding a quiet reading spot in the garden and hammock, having a live music afternoon, and attending different cultural activities. It is just a six-minute walk from the beach and has an amazing mountain view (La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta). The hostel is five minutes away from the beach in Palomino, La Guajira, Colombia. The house is beautiful but it's the people who bring life into it.


Sun protection, constant hydration, bring some cash (there are no ATMs or banks in the area), and repellent.

Surf lessons

The program includes 3 x 2h surf lessons and daily transportation to the beginners surfspots.

Things to do (optional)

You can book a "horse and hike" trip, where you go deeper into the country and meet the native people. This is a great experience. Alternatively, you can just have a horse ride for a few hours on the beach.

Only 45 minutes from the hostel is the entrance to the Tayrona National Park. It is really beautiful and a must-see in Colombia and perfect for a full day experience. You can also have yoga classes in-house and in Palomino, there are plenty of yoga spots in fantastic surroundings. If you like yoga, you will love Palomino. Tubing in Palomino is sitting in a ring and riding down the river through the jungle. It's super fun and impressive at the same time.


Only for adults (18 years old), children only in company with their parents, no chronic disease and good swimming skills.

Transfers from / to Santa Marta

We can coordinate a fast transportation service for the first and last day respectively. Just let us know the pick up place in Santa Marta. This service is not included in plan.


3 x breakfast are included in the program. Let us know your preferences and we will delight you every morning. Lunch and dinner are offered in the restaurant on site. You can choose among a wide variety of Colombian dishes. If you have special dietary requirements, please communicate this when making the reservation.

International flights

On request we can book international or national flight tickets for you.

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