This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Buritaca.
The tiny town of Buritaca, Colombia, is tucked away between between Santa Marta and Palomino, where the mountains meet the sea. Its ideal location makes it the perfect base to explore Colombia's Caribbean coast. In recent years, Buritaca has experienced something of a backpacker boom, but make no mistake, this place isn't touristy by any means -- it's an authentic Colombian coastal experience. But in recent years, there has been a small trend of expats opening Buritaca, Colombia hostels.
Asides from Buritaca's amazing location, most travelers visit simply to relax and enjoy the river and nearby hiking. Some of Colombia's best beaches -- including Castaña and Palomino -- are also just a stone's throw away from Buritaca. In Buritaca, you can forget many modern conveniences like internet and supermarkets. Instead, enjoy chatting with new friends, getting into the local party scene, and sampling the local treats.
Hostels in Buritaca, Colombia, are excellent -- they serve as destination hostels, offering almost everything backpackers need to enjoy themselves. Hostels in Buritaca, Colombia, tend to offer guests a range of accommodation options from camping or pitching a hammock, to dorms and cabin-type accommodation.
Be aware that internet is very limited in Buritaca, and many Buritaca, Colombia hostels do not have it, so guests tend to visit nearby towns where internet is more plentiful. But what hostels in Buritaca, Colombia, do offer is a great time! Many provide guests with meals and laundry facilities. Hostels in Buritaca, Colombia tend to be highly social, and a couple regularly host parties on the weekends. It is not unheard of for travelers to fall in love with the charms of the Caribbean coast and find themselves staying in Buritaca for months longer than intended.
Getting in and out of Buritaca is a breeze, thanks to the town's central location. Mini buses are constantly driving past, taking travelers to other nearby locations, including the beautiful Minca. Santa Marta is the closest major transport hub -- it's about forty-five minutes from Buritaca.
Written by local enthusiast for Buritaca hostelsChloe