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Odense, Denmark
Reviewed 24 June 2016

So, I figured to write this review about the Chocó region and the above-named towns since I could not find a lot of relevant information about it when I planned my trip. I only had the Lonely Planet so I hope this will help out others. I am a 26 year old Spanish-speaking male backpacker and with the help of...

10Thank Maarten H
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

If youre looking for waves and a good time with a unique travel experience The Humpback Turtle is like no other in South America. Choco is untouched by the rest of the world right now and the humpback lies directly in the center. go to this hostel if you want to experience backpacking in a form just about as raw...

Thank Zak R
New York City, New York
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We were really excited to stay here, but unfortunately it did not live up to the hype. As others has said, yes the hostel is right on the beach built up directly from the sand, but there were way too many negatives about this place. We wound up leaving only a few hours after checking in. We found out that...

Thank dsmith54321
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

When you get in Bahia Solano you take a taxi to El Valle playa which shouldn't be more the 15.000 cop each person. It will take 30 minutes to get there on a normal day. (with rain it could take longer and makes it a good adventure) The hostel is located straight on the beach which is amazing! You have...

1Thank Myrthe V
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 19 November 2015

You have a bit of an effort to reach this place, but this makes the stay kind of special. You nearly meet no tourists in the nearby town. The only tourists were the one from the hostel. The nature here is so beautiful and something special - we really enjoyed it. The common area was bad equipped and in our...

Thank Torben T
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We loved this hostel, it is worth the effort to get there. The staff are awesome and the food was delicious, it also was only a short walk along the beach into town if you needed anything. We ended up extending our stay as we liked it so much.

1Thank Ian M
Reviewed 7 October 2015

When I reflect back on my six months of traveling in south america the humpback turtle holds the fondest memories. Fishing, surfing, just kicking back and reading a book the humpback turtle has it all at a reasonable price and in a magical, unforgettable setting. I am so glad that I took the plane from Medellin and wandered down the...

Thank Adam S
Konstanz, Germany
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I loved it so much, i would like to come again immediately! The people are great, the hostel cosy and the beach amazing! I went surfing everyday, we had some good cooking sessions, did some hiking and went to the national park utria. Great experience!!!

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I have lived in Colombia for five years, but this was my first time to the Pacific coast...and it definitely won't be the last. Upon touching down in the tiny, rustically beautiful airport, I was hooked on Bahia Solano. Arriving in this place was like stepping back in time...Colombia before the influx of tourism, Colombia raw, and breathtaking. Humpback was...

Thank bser77
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Humpback Turtle Hostel is a magic place to stay. Great view on the Pacific, including whale spotting from the balcony. Good food, nice people. From here, you could visit among others Parque Nacional Utria, El Valle, and book many day trips, including whale watching. Highly recommendable for everyone who would like to leave the beaten track and see a different...

Thank Kirsten d

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Humpback Turtle is a beach hostel / bar in El Valle (Choco, Colombia), right on the border of where the powerful Pacific Ocean meets the vibrant jungle of Choco. We offer beach side accommodation, restaurant, self-serv kitchen, full bar, and an array of tours and cultural activities in the area. Epic Surf, beach break and rivermouth! Come & live the Pacific at the Humpback Turtle! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Humpback Turtle

Address: Playa Almejal, El Valle 276038, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Choco Department > El Valle
Price Range: £9 - £33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Rent a surfboard and/or get surf lesson and go to the Tigre waterfall for a daytrip”
 of 5 bubbles alejandrot455, 2 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Get some antimosqutio-spray with you! :)”
 of 5 bubbles nicof248, 14 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Get the single, worth the pittance difference”
 of 5 bubbles miggy911, 4 Dec 2013 | Read review
“If you're not on a budget the double rooms looked nice - the premium one would be worth the extra!”
 of 5 bubbles stevemK3355PE, 10 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Dorms are basic, but comfy, the double room has amazing sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles JoS460, 3 Mar 2013 | Read review
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