If you follow us on Instragram you might’ve noticed that I kind of fell in love with Palomino. I spammed our Instagram feed with pictures of the magical sunsets and the relaxing beach days this place offers you every single day. And not without reason…
So picture this… Waking up with the sound of the ocean, getting breakfast on the beach with palmtrees providing you some shade, lounging the day away or catching some waves and eating fresh fish with your feet in the sand and a sky on fire. Who wouldn’t fall in love?!
High end hostels in Palomino
Sleeping in dreamy hostels, which you actually can’t really call hostels anymore. For $10 bucks a night they really know how to give you value for money. With the Dreamers hostel, Tiki Hut hostel and Finca Escondida as your best options, it’s practically a matter of good, better, best! Swimming pool lounging, the empty beach just a hop, skip and jump away, and happy hour cocktails, oh well… can’t I just move here?
Besides doing nothing all day (which I’m perfectly fine with), Palomino got a river… and tubes. 1 and 1 is two, right? Find a group of people, buy a bottle of rum (it takes a while flowing down), let the locals drive you up the river, and you’re good to go. With the beautiful scenic view of the jungle and the snow capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada, I’ll assure you, it’s one of the best things to do.
The funny thing about Palomino is that the village is tiny. There’s literally one main road and a few side roads that will lead you to the beach, but there are so many places where you can eat heavenly! Don’t know how those ratios normally work, but in Palomino it’s almost hard to choose.
Getting breakfast at La Sirena is definitely a must (their french toast and pancakes are to die for), just like eating fresh red snapper with coconut rice at Finca Escondida is and this pizza place which I don’t think even has a name. It’s just a shack with lots of little lights, big picknick tables and amazing pizza. The best directions I can give you is walk down the dusty road of the Tiki Hut Hostel and the Dreamers hostel from the beach to the main road, and after 5 minutes it’s just there on your right hand. Like I said, this place knows the way to my heart.
The charm of Palomino
I kept coming back to Palomino (about 6 times), told everyone I met about this place and even took my parents here. It’s one of those places which you wanna tell everyone about, but meanwhile want to keep secret to let it be as charming and authentic as it is. Palomino is like a dream and I hope you get to enjoy it one day as much as I did…
Adios Amigos, Marthe
Photos by: M. Barends, L. Folkeringa, L. Endstra ©