Immerse yourself in Colombia's coastal jungle near the entrance of tayrona park. Choose your adventure at El Rio. 

As well as paddle boarding, volleyball, pool and ping pong at the hostel, we also organise loads of activities nearby. Make sure you're around for the explosive game of tejo, played in Buritaca every Tuesday! For a more relaxed activity during your stay at El Rio, enjoy a massage in our secluded massage area.

Check out some of our other activities on offer below.

Social Calendar

Don't miss out on our next party!



Tubing_El Rio

At El Rio, we organise daily trips where tubers head up river and float back down to our private beach, with plenty of stops for swims and cliff jumps along the way.

You can organise tubing trips directly with us, or with our neighbours at Merrecumbe, Costeño Beach or La Brisa Tranquila.

Learn more


Horse riding

HorseRiding_El Rio

Hop on a horse and discover the natural beauty of the area – whether you fancy a romantic afternoon amble on the beach or a mountain adventure, local guides will ensure you get the most out of the experience.



Hiking_El Rio

There are a number of walking trails and hiking routes from El Rio - check out the maps in reception. We also organise trips to local waterfalls, plus sunset and sunrise walks to nearby viewpoints. The sunrise mirador hike is the not to be missed.


Nature tour


Take a boat down the neighbouring Don Diego river and see howler monkeys, caymans, plenty of bird species and more

Motorbike Hire

Motobike_El Rio

Hire a bike to explore the local area of head on one of the many tours organised by our boys at Adrenaline Addicts

PaddelBoarding_El Rio

Paddle boarding

We have two paddle boards available to hire and use on our stretch of river, just ask at the bar.

Yoga_El Rio


Enjoy breathing the fresh jungle air and hearing the sounds of nature, whilst practicing yoga in our daily free classes.

Birdwatching_El Rio

bird watching

There are over 200 bird species in the area so grab your binocs and get ticking!

Kayaking_El Rio


Explore the Buritaca River for the day on your own or with a guide (don’t forget to pack the sunscreen and a few beverages from our bar)!

The Beach_El Rio

The beach

We are just a 7 minute moto ride away from the Caribbean sea. You can either take a bike, or walk through the banana plantations

Gnomo Gordo_El Rio


Head down to Gnomo Gordo on Costeño Beach to hire a board and catch a few waves.