Musica Electronica on Colombia's Caribbean Coast

Here at El Rio Hostel, we are all about decent beats, which can be a bit tough when the sound of the accordion rings from the stereo of every taxi, bus and discoteca between Cartagena and Riohacha. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve got nothing against the local music, but sometimes we need a dose of something more pumping to make our feet move on a night out. Here are the 4 best places to find electronic sounds on the Colombian Caribbean…

1. El Rio 

We pride ourselves at El Rio as being the best location to hear colourful house, techno and disco, on a weekly basis, all set in everyone’s favourite river side bar. Keep your eyes on our social calendar for our bigger nights, where we play through until sunrise


2. Armando Records Cartagena

The newly opened arm of the Bogotá favourite plays hosts to the likes of Soul Clap Record’s Nick Monaco, plus a variety of bands and DJs 

3. Casa Grande Full Moon

A monthly party on a stunning white sandy beach that sees guests and residents spin house, drum ’n’ bass, techno and everything in between

4. Electronic Arts Festival Barranquilla

The largest event of it’s type on the coast. Organised by a national and international team, the DJs are always top notch and the production very well thought through. The festival takes place annually in Barranquilla