THE VALLEY HOSTEL

TAYRONA PARK · COLOMBIA

TAYRONA PARK · COLOMBIA

Colombia's Unique Social Jungle Hostel

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THE VALLEY HOSTEL

COLOMBIA'S UNIQUE JUNGLE HOSTEL

Welcome to The Valley Tayrona Hostel, located just outside the city of Santa Marta along the Caribbean coast of Northern Colombia. Here you can explore the most magnificent wildlife like tucans and monkeys, jungle hikes, beaches, secluded rivers and truly incredible waterfalls. We are located next to the entrance of Tayrona Park. Which makes it a convenient location for most travellers to start their Tayrona Park adventure.

Location | 2KM From tayrona park

COLOMBIA’S UNIQUE JUNGLE PARADISE SINCE 2021

If you are looking for a place to start your Tayrona Park adventure then this could be the perfect place for you. Only 2km away from the main entrance of the Tayrona National Park.

The Valley hostel | JUNGLE TAYRONA HOSTEL

Enjoy our little jungle paradise full of Toucans and all kinds of colorful birds. If you look closely you can spot Titi-monkey families passing by every morning. Or just sit back and relax making friends with follower travelers. We offer installed huge hammocks throughout our hostel with views that just cannot be beat, especially with incredible sunsets that settle beyond the Sierra Nevada mountains daily.

ACCOMMODATIONS

We have a variety of options for all travelers on different budgets. With our dorms we offer comfortable beds, beautiful jungle views and shared showers. We also have options for semi-private rooms for couples on a budget that vary from standard to deluxe. Of course there are Superior Room options as well offering the privacy some desire in the jungle. 

dormitory rooms valley hostel

DORM ROOMS

Dorm beds are all in mixed dorms with shared showers and toilets, they all have lockers in designated areas. There are double beds and single beds available.

SEMI PRIVATE ROOMS

Semi Private rooms. They are double beds in a semi private room with jungle views. They share toilets and showers and have lockers and a ventilator in the room. They have a maximum capacity of 2 people.

DELUXE ROOMS

We try to give you the feeling of serenity while sleeping in the middle of nature. Private Treehouse Style Rooms with double beds, private bathroom, Mountain View’s and a fan.

Deluxe Rooms have their own private balcony and have a maximum capacity of 2 people.

Accommodation the valley hostel treehouse

SUPERIOR ROOMS

Superior Rooms are all Treehouse Style Rooms with double beds, private bathroom, mountain views and a fan. Superior Rooms have their own private balcony and a private net, and have a maximum capacity of 2 people.

DIRECTIONS

HOW TO GET TO THE VALLEY

In these simple steps you can reach our jungle paradise! If you wish for a convenient taxi service you can always ask our reception to order it for you in advance. 

Phone: +57 312 2317487

Step 1: From Cartagena you can take a flight to Santa Marta airport or take a shuttlebus or taxi. If you decides to take a shuttlebus, we recommend you to leave around 10am or 11am from Cartagena.

We recommend the shuttlebusses from Berlinastur and Marsol, since the price is economic, approx. 80.000 COP and takes you to Mamatoco in 4,5 – 5 hours depending on the traffic. The busses from Berlinastur depart here every 20 minutes and you can buy your ticket there as well:

Google Maps:

Cl. 46B #3-80, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar

Step 2: From final endstop of this shuttlebus you arrive at Mamatoco (It’s a big roundabout), from here you can take a local bus until 19pm. Or a taxi.

The Cootransoriente bus with the colors white, green and blue combined and direction Tayrona) passes by here every 20 minutes. Tell the driver that you are going to The Valley hostel – Trompito Alto, Malla Verde. The bus costs you $8.000 COP and drops you off at the entrance Trompito Alto.

Step 3: When the local bus drops you off,  there are motortaxis that bring your for $10.000 COP in the daytime. And voila, in 5 min you are there! 

(Optional) step 4: OR you can walk it, you can cross the river by going through it using the bridge. After you crossed the river you turn right. And follow the road for 20 minutes and there are some creeks you have to cross. 

Step 1: Take a direct taxi from the airport. Depending on the hour it should cost 160.000COP in daytime. For taxi drivers it is best if you tell them to go to Plaza Tayrona (on Google Maps: 73HC+84 Santa Marta, Magdalena) which is a new shopping centre that is close to our entrance. Then it’s 50 meter further until our neighborhood entrance Trompito Alto.

Step 2: From here you can see our Valley Hostel sign. When you arrive, from there there are motortaxis that can get you to our place in 5 minutes. (10 mill in the daytime)

Step 1: (The Cootransoriente bus with the colors white, green and blue combined) leaves from the “Mercado Público” every 20 minutes until 19:00PM. Tell the driver that you are going to The Valley hostel – Trompito Alto, Malla Verde. The bus costs you $8.000 COP and drops you off at the entrance Trompito Alto.

Step 2: When the busses drop you of there are motortaxis that bring your for $10.000 COP. And voila, in 5 min you are there! 

(Optional) step 3: OR you can walk it, you can cross the river by going through it using the bridge. And after you crossed the river you turn right. And follow the road for 20 minutes and there are some creeks you have to cross. At one point you will see another hostel with a wooden gate. That’s not us, we are located 5 minutes further on the road! So if you want to arrive with dry shoes it’s better to get a motortaxi for the first time, that will make your journey more pleasant.

*The motortaxi charge should be in daytime until 19pm: $10.000, nighttime until 22pm: $15.000 and after 22pm: $20.000.

 

Step 1: Take a bus or a taxi. Tell the driver to bring you to Trompito Alto – Malla Verde.

Step 2: When the busses drop you of there are motortaxis that bring your for $10.000 COP. And voila, in 5 min you are there! 

(Optional) step 3: OR you can walk it, you can cross the river by going through it using the bridge. And after you crossed the river you turn right. And follow the road for 20 minutes and there are some creeks you have to cross. At one point you will see another hostel with a wooden gate. That’s not us, we are located 5 minutes further on the road! So if you want to arrive with dry shoes it’s better to get a motortaxi for the first time, that will make your journey more pleasant.

*The motortaxi charge should be in daytime until 19pm: $10.000, nighttime until 22pm: $15.000 and after 22pm: $20.000.

BY CAR:

if you come by car we advise you that you park your car at Plaza Tayrona (on GOOGLE MAPS: 73HC+84 Santa Marta, Magdalena) which is a small centro commercial or the green bamboo shop: (https://maps.app.goo.gl/78fy3dZxpdJ8Y8R7A).That is at the entrance of our neighborhood. It’s not possible to cross our river by car.

To park your car, the green bamboo shop or Plaza Tayrona charges 10k per night, and from there you can take a mototaxi that can bring you to our hostel in 5 minutes.

TOURS AND ACTIVITIES

Day trek to Tayrona Park

Tayrona Park | Beach | 20 minutes | Los Cocos Beach

Embark on an amazing day trek from the Valley Tayrona Hostel to the breathtaking Tayrona Park. The journey begins with a sense of anticipation as you lace up you hiking boots and set off an adventure through lush jungles and along pristine coastline. As navigate the trails, the sights and sounds of exotic wildlife surround you, adding an element of wonder to the experience. The trek is for all levels. 

Tubing

 While floating down the beautiful refreshing waters of the Buritaca river you get to enjoy breathtaking views while you sip on some chilled beers. There are stops throughout for both games and lunch. Towards the end of the trip you will get the chance to show off your bridge jumping skills. 

Guided trek with Machete Sam

Go for guided treks with Machete Sam, bird tours, waterfall tours, and more. During this trek you learn about the jungle, flora, and fauna while he shows you around some of the best spots within the Sierra Nevada! You can sign-up at the reception one day ahead. 

Horseback riding (1 DAY-TRIP)

Explore the jungle by horse, see beautiful landscapes and mesmerizing memories that will last a lifetime. Sign-up at reception 1-2 days before. 

Experience cacao ceremonies or visit Merkaba (Trompito Alto)

Have you ever experienced a cacao ceremony? Or are you in for a day of relaxation at the Merkaba Jungle Elixer bar? Come see us at reception to learn more and how only a short walk from The Valley can lead you to this hidden gem in Trompito Alto!

What we OFFER | FACILITIES

The Jungle Bar

Sunset bar & restaurant

Enjoy our beautiful sunset bar after a day hiking in Tayrona or tubing down the magical Buritaca river. Even if you just arrived from Santa Marta and need to unwind at our bar it will give you everything you need. Don’t miss out on our killer cocktails served by our very own tropical bar staff. Just sit back relax, have a drink, and share some stories with your fellow travelers!

Restaurant

We are food-lovers by heart, and our chefs can make you the most delicious food. It is our challenge to surprise your taste buds! We update our menu every month to make sure we are always improving!

Our food is colorful, full of different meat and vegetables, including different flowers from our garden. And yes, of course we also offer a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options!

Restaurant