PALOMINO, COLOMBIA

Travel Notes


Palomino is a seaside town meeting the foothills of the lush jungle mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta where the most prominent of the indigenous Colombian tribes reside, including the Kogi and Arhuaco. While currently accommodating the intrepid traveler and backpack set, the natural beauty of the setting along with the mystical energy of the nearby tribal lands that offer easy accessibility and myriad accommodations will surely set the destination up to be the Goa or Tulum of Colombia.

Currency
Colombian Peso

Time Zone
Central Standard Time
Language
Spanish, Chibchan dialects

Local Cuisine
Fish and rice
Best time to visit
March - June

Dress Code
White or colorful caftans
WHERE TO STAY

RESERVA ONE LOVE

Via A Sierra KM2
Palomino, Colombia
+57 310 572 7701

AITE HOTEL

KM 68
A Partir Del Pearje Troncal Del Caribe
Palomino, La Guajira, Colombia
+57 312 782 1300

WHERE TO DINE

CASA SEMILLA

Carrera 4
Palomino, La Guajira Colombia
+57 301 358 0807

UNUMA

Carrera 6
Palomino, La Guajira Colombia
+57 311 296 0575

SUÁ PALOMINO

Carrera 6
Palomino, La Guajira Colombia
+57 310 251 5738

WHAT TO DO

JUNGLE RIVER FLOAT

Troncal del Caribe
Palomino, La Guajira Colombia

YOGA

LA SIRENA

KM 2 Via a La Playa
Palomino, La Guajira, Colombia
+57 320 541 5746

REQUIRED READING

EDITED BY R. HOCKETT

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The Objects

Exclusive Edition 015 \ Arhuaco Mochila


The Arhuacan mochila is knit-woven to communicate a woman's love for her family and their idyllic lifestyle living in harmony with their natural surroundings in Northern Colombia. Their most notable designs are fabricated in graphic patterns and fashioned from undyed sheep wool.

Details

These mochilas Arhuacan are made from natural sheep wool in three traditional tribal designs taught by mothers to daughters and granddaughters in Northern Colombia. Each mochila is knit-woven by one artisan and purchased directly from their local cooperative for S+O. Currently available in very limited supply, please write us at inquiries@storiesandobjects.com if you are interested in a sold out design.

The Story

A TIGHT-KNIT BOND WITH NATURE


Clemencia Perez is an Arhuacan mochila knit-weaver who runs a women’s mochila cooperative on her ancestral lands between the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains and the Caribbean Sea. The predominant design language of the mochila arhuaca is a geometric pattern made from the natural woolen colors from sheep first introduced by the Spanish explorers to the region some five hundred years ago.