• TUBING DOWN THE DON DIEGO RIVER

    You will be picked up at the hotel in a vehicle and taking to the Don Diego River (This River is where some of the scenes the famous movie “ The Mission” by Robert DeNiro where film) once there you will be taken up on boats and then you will float down on tubes.

  • POZO ALUNA

    You will be picked up at the hotel in a vehicle and took to the entrance of the Mendihuaca River where the deep body of water is located. Once there you will walk about 15 minute to arrive into a beautiful Pozo (lacuna) there you can swim in crystal water and if feeling adventurous jump from a tall rock.

  • BEACH WALK TO SAN SALVADOR RIVER

    This is a unique spot, where you will bathe in a fresh river water that flows from Sierra Nevada while sitting at the beach by the Caribbean Sea. This is where San Salvador River meets the Caribbean Ocean and creates a magical feeling. Just walk on the beach for about 40 minutes for a perfect morning or afternoon hike. Or we could organize a lunch pic-nic for you.

  • HIKE TO A KOGI TOWN ("SEYACA")

    Seyaca is a small Kogi town at the foothills of Sierra Nevada. You will hike for 2-3 hours through tropical jungle with a guide who has lived with the Kogis for over 40 years and is therefore allowed to take some of our visitors. You can arrange to return floating down the Palomino River.

  • HORSEBACK RIDING

    Enjoy horseback riding at the farm or at the beach at sunrise in direction to the San Salvador River and in clear days see the snow falling from la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

  • FLOAT DOWN PALOMINO RIVER

    You will get picked up in motorcycle at Aité and will be driven for 10-15 minutes to the foothills of Sierra Nevada. Then you will hike up for about 30 to 40 minutes up the hills and through the tropical jungle. Your guides will have your floats (old truck inner tubes) ready and you will float down the Palomino River for about 90 minutes. No rapids, just enjoyable and relaxed fun. You will be taken back to Aité in motorcycle.

  • TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK

    This beautiful Tayrona National Park is located about 35 to 40 minutes drive from Aite, has a small Arhuaco township, beautiful hiking places and beaches and good restaurants for a day trip.

  • VALENCIA CREEK CASCADES

    T These beautiful cascades can be reached by a 30-minute drive, followed by a beautiful 45-minute easy hike.

ABOUT AITE

Aite is located in Palomino, which is a town of Dibulla in the department of La Guajira and is only 2 meters above sea level. The palomino village is a picturesque place that since the early 70s has attracted tourists from all around the world. In Palomino, you can shop for hand made crafts  from the 3 most know tribes Kogie, Wuayu or  Arhuaco such as mochilas and hamacs among others.

Palomino has a tropical climate with temperatures averaging 24 degrees Celsius (75.2 F). The Palomino River marks the border between the departments of La Guajira and Magdalena.

Transportation can be arranged to the beaches of Santa Marta, Taganga, Bahia Concha and Neguanje among others. There are also companies offering trips to Cabo de La Vela y la Serrania de la Macuira up deep in the dessert.

It is an ideal setting to celebrate a special occasion such as a wedding, family or company event.

Simply relax and enjoy the ocean or the pool. Beach chairs, beds and hammocks are put out daily for your enjoyment. Beach and pool towels are also provided. A beach kiosk provides a menu of soft drinks, cocktails and fresh coconut water.

ACTIVITIES

 

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

A net is up on the beach on the left side of the pool and balls are left by the bar. Please request help at reception and we will make sure to get them to you.

SOCCER 
There is a soccer field at Aite. Please inquire at reception or at the pool bar for the location and the balls.

FISHING

You can try your luck at the lake located at the bottom of the hill from where you enter the hotel. Inquire at reception about the fishing poles.

KAYAKING 
Kayak rentals are available.  Please inquire at the reception for times and prices.

WALK TO THE SAN SALVADOR RIVER

From Aite, walk alongside the beach for .7 miles or 1 km to the San Salvador River, a beautiful pristine river that flows into the ocean and provides an exciting swimming experience.  Half way to the river you will encounter a large pond which is a natural habitat for babillas (small alligators). While this body of water may look like the river, it is not.  Please do not swim and continue until you reach the river.

HIKING AT THE CONSERVATION RANCH 

There is a trail at the ranch where you can go up to the mountain and look the ocean from up above. It is a very nice trail with huge trees that are hundreds of years old. Inquire with the reception for a guide and transportation to the ranch ( about 5 min in motorcycle, taxi or the Torito).

Excursions and Third Party Services

Please try to reserve about 24 hours in advance

MASSAGE AT THE BEACH HUT

Enjoy outdoor single or couples massage at the beach hut. Please inquire with the reception (deep tissue and relaxation massages of 60 or 90 min are available).

YOGA CLASSES

The receptionist can arrange a private or group classes on site. We also have classes schedule two times a week at 7:30 am please inquire at the reception current schedules and prices.

HORSEBACK RIDING 

This activity is available at the cattle ranch nearby. (For experienced riders only not for beginners). They can arrange for it at the reception.

SURFING LESSONS 

Private lessons are available upon request. Inquire at the reception.

PARQUE TAYRONA 

This beautiful Natural park is located within a 40 minute-drive from Aite. And we recommend it as a day trip destination where to hike nice trails and swim. If you are feeling more adventurous, arrange to be dropped of at the park’s main entrance. From there, you can go hike to Pueblito and then to the pool (about 6 to 8 hours hike).

MORE OPTIONS …

We recommend one local guide who lived with the Kogies during his childhood. His non-profit company trains local guides. His company’s tours include:

POZO ALUNA

You will be picked up at the hotel in a vehicle and taken to the entrance of the Mendihuaca River where the deep body of water is located. Once there you will walk about 15 minute to   beautiful Pozo (lacuna) where you can swim in crystal water and cliff dive.

TUBING DOWN THE DON DIEGO RIVER

You will be picked up at the hotel in a vehicle and taken to the Don Diego River (where some of the scenes of the famous movie “The Mission” were filmed). Once there, you will be taken up on boats and float down.

Choose the regular route which will take you back to the bridge or request the full tour to go all the way to where the river meets the ocean, a beautiful place full of birds. You can get to see hollow monkeys when going down the river.

VISIT A KOGIE VILLAGE WITH MULKUABI

There are small Kogi towns at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.  We can arrange for it at the reception. Please reserve at least 48 hours in advance since permits have to be obtained.

FLAMING´S PARK  

You will drive to Camarones an small fishing village from where you will take a small boat to a bay where you can spot the flamingos.  The best time for this activity is January, June and December, when you will see hundreds of flamingos.

TUBING DOWN THE PALOMINO RIVER

You will get picked up in a motorcycle and taken into town from where your hike begins. You will hike up a hill for about 40 minutes and then tube down the river. For a longer experience, go all the way to the river mouth and walk back to the hotel by the beach (1.5 km).

CABO DE LA VELA

It is located up north in la Guajira and you can go for the day but it takes 12 to 14 hours to be done in a day. You drive in the middle of the dessert until you reach the ocean. Pilon de Azucar is a beautiful beach up there. 

VALENCIA CREEK CASCADES

These beautiful waterfalls can be reached by a 30-minute drive followed by a beautiful 45-minute easy hike.