Open to all levels, your choice of a surf instructor or guide is available to help you explore the beach in Palomino.
A surf class consists of a series of exercises that are first applied outside the water, where the technique of paddling and putting “on foot” is explained. The student will practice primarily with an indo-board, which is an instrument for balance and position on the surfboard.
After this part, the student will enter the water with the instructor and a special sized longboard, and the student will be guided to achieve their goal.
The class is 1 hours and 20 minutes long and duration in the water is 1 hour. Our partners are instructors certified by the Colombian Surf Federation and have knowledge in first aid.
Register by contacting us via WhatsApp below and we will reserve a class that fits your schedule.
Relax and enjoy the nature, seeing the ice peaks from the Caribbean coast right in between two rivers. Walk from our private exit to your surf class, then experience the tranquility of Palomino.
The town where we are located was developed on sacred territory, then created by several indigenous ethnic groups including the Tayrona and Koguii. It is surrounded by a unique natural ecological system, one of the most spectacular nature reserves on Earth: the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Its snowy peak is clearly visible in the morning from The Dreamer reception and is the highest in the world near the sea, almost 6,000 meters within 40 km from the Caribbean coast.
We invite you to preserve the nature, help us take care of it and at the same time enjoy it. Please let us know if we can answer any of your questions related to surfing in Palomino.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do the instructors speak English?
The trek is not considered dangerous. Colombia’s safety conditions have improved within the last couple of years and visitors should not worry about danger while visiting Colombia or hiking to the Lost City. Just like along any trail, hikers are encouraged to wear closed-toed shoes and watch where they are walking to avoid accidents or injuries along the trail.
Can I just rent a board instead of take a class?
No, visitors cannot hike to the Lost City alone. Every group or person must be accompanied by a local guide. This is a government regulation to ensure hikers don’t get lost along the trail. This rule is also to help ensure hikers do not disturb the indigenous people who live in the area or the delicate ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta.
Is the sea rough?
Expect the weather to be extremely humid in the daytime. The average high temperatures hover between 70 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 23 degrees Celsius) throughout the year. The nighttime cools down a bit with temperatures ranging between 57 and 62 degrees Fahrenheit (13 to 16.5 degrees Celsius) throughout the year. December through March generally has less rain, but you should still expect afternoon showers throughout the year.
What is the best time to surf in Palomino?
It can take anywhere from 4 to 6 days from the start of the trail (called El Mamey) to reach the Lost City, then return to the starting point. For visitors who want to hike at a slower pace and enjoy the scenery, choose the 5-day option. If you are short on time or want to spend a day exploring a different part of Colombia, expect to walk faster and farther during each leg of the trip.
How far in advance do I have to reserve?
It’s always best to know a couple of Spanish words while visiting Colombia, but you do not need to know Spanish to enjoy a Lost City Trek. Your tour guide will speak English and Spanish and assist travelers if translation is needed. For information on Lost City treks led in other languages besides English and Spanish, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I store my valuables while I surf?
You can take a Lost City trek any time of the year except September, but consider going during the drier months between December and March. May and October usually see the most rain, making it a bit more challenging to hike because of the mud and downpours. No one is permitted to do the Lost City Trek in the month of September because this is the time local indigenous people take care of the area as part of sacred tradition.