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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Away from the busy streets of Galapa, Mokanas is situated on a stretched hillside overviewing the city of Barranquilla from a safe distance. A great place where we fully enjoyed the 'back to basics' feeling, loosing any feeling for time. Lovely food, healthy juices, great hosts. The rooms are spacious and very clean. Definitely will go back! Value for money!

Thank Paoblita
Reviewed 28 October 2015

During our roundtrip throughout Colombia we end up at Mokanas Hostel for a 4 day stay at there campsite. Very close to Barranquilla. They do a very good job by helping the children with education with there foundation. On terrace of the "finca" we enjoyed some great fish BBQ's together with the founders of Mokanas. This was a very good...

Thank Annemarie d
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were planning to stay for a few days and do some volunteering. We ended up loving the place so much that we stayed for ten days! We had a private room and it was the biggest room we have seen so far during our travelling. The food is amazing and the people very friendly. We did...

Thank Saskia V
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2013

I spent 2 weeks at this foundation in Paluato. I found out about the opportunity through http://www.ipauratu.org/ . I was looking for a great place to stay with something fun to do near Cartagena. Here the accomodation and food is great, and you spend the days helping the local community. At 30 Col pesos a day, it's a bargain! The...

Thank Rochelle T

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After the luxury of Cartagena and the stunning nature around Santa Marta, at Ipauratu Social Hostel you experience a truly local Colombia. In the tiny village Paluato (close to Barranquilla), you find traditional Colombian culture such as clay houses and donkeys as transport. We are part of a foundation that works to improve the living conditions of the people in this rural area. We opened our social hostel (or sostel) to offer tourists the opportunity to stay at the foundation and to get to know Colombia in all its facets. By staying at our sostel you contribute to the wellbeing and development of the community. Thank you for your stay! Why visit us? To wake up by the sound of a braying donkey and to enjoy, from your hammock, the laughter of the children at our foundation. To play games and make bracelets with our elderly. Their happy faces, evoked by your visit, will warm your heart! To teach English or play football with our youth. Your example inspires them and lowers their risk to take the wrong path. Just to relax, or to join one of our special activities. A local woman, unemployed before, teaches you how to prepare a special dish. A nature fanatic, something rare in Colombia, tells you everything about his natural park. And more! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mokanas Hostel and Campsite

Address: Calle 4 numero 4-115, Paluato, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Atlantico Department > Paluato
Price Range: $7 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
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