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The Humpback Turtle - Hostel El Valle - Colombia

Budget travelers have a place to stay, now at Playa Almejal. The Humpback Turtle, a community-run eco-lodge, has rustic, thatched cabañas made of guadua (giant bamboo) and wood. Whether swaying in a hammock or sharing a dorm room with other backpackers, you can chill in this corner of Colombia’s Chocó. For a bit more money, you can have a private room with a sea view. The hostel’s bar grooves with reggae and tasty native cocktails. The restaurant serves delicious fish, seafood and regionally specialties, with ingredients from its own organic garden. The Humpback Turtle offers a sustainable, eco-friendly alternative at very comfortable prices.


Playa Almejal, El Valle

El Valle, Colombia

Hostel Types:
Camping, Private rooms, Dorms

This Hotel is: Budget

Hotel Amenities, Services and Facilities Bar, Common Room, Linens Included, Restaurant, Telephone/Fax Facilities, Travel Info Desk

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

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Price Description:

Hammocks $5.60, dormitory $11.20; private room: single $19.50, double $33.50

Contact Information:
Phone: Cel: 312-756-3439
E-mail: thehumpbackturtle(at)

By Lorraine Caputo

Upon re-declaring her independence at age 29, Lorraine Caputo packed her trusty Rocinante (so her knapsack's called) and began...

07 Nov 2011

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