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THE TEAM
OUR HISTORY

THE ORIGIN

The origin of Aité Eco Resort goes back to the 70’s, when Carlos Samper a “Cachaco” and Martha Herrera an “Uruguayan” arrived to this land. back then there was not even a proper road from Santa Marta, and the only way to get here was through Riohacha. On the advice of a friend, they arrived at the virgin beaches of Palomino, and fell madly in love with the charm of this land by the spectacular Caribbean Sea.
FIRST STEPS
This land is so beautiful that everyone who came to visit fell in love with it, so Martha and Carlos moved to Palomino and built their home and two cabins by the sea. They began to transform what was once a farm full of virgin forests into a small bed and breakfast, which has now transformed into Aité Eco Resort.

AITÉ ECO RESORT

Years went by, and Paula, their daughter who had grown up with salt on her lips, and admiring the turtles that came to nest on the beaches, decided that she wanted to turn this small Bed and Breakfast into a bigger project, so that more people could enjoy this wonderful place. And so with an investment made from her family capital and that of some other partners who believed in the project, Aite grew to become what it is today.

EVOLUCIÓN

Aité Eco Resort has gone through several changes over the years, few more cabins were built to provide the Aite experience to a bigger audience. A new kitchen was built to cater to the guests at the fantastic Wazalé restaurant. At a later stage, the infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean Sea was built, allowing our guests to leave behind all their worries and enjoy a cocktail or two listening to the gentle hum of the waves and the chirping of the bees. Aité Eco Resort is always evolving, improving and sustainably growing, which is what makes Aité different.

RESPONSIBILITY SOCIAL

On its mission of social commitment, Aité Eco Resort allocates part of its profits to the Pro-palomino Foundation. The Propalomino foundation was created in honor of Carlos Samper Wills and Martha Herrera, pioneers of Aité Eco Resort, with the aim of continuing their efforts towards the development of the community in general and in particular the improvement of the education of the children of Palomino . Among the social projects we have and support are:
We have a partnership with the Futbol con Corazon Foundation a community development program. We want to building a library where children have access to books and computers with internet, to facilitate their educational and personal growth.
We support schools located in indigenous communities, so that Kogui and Arhuaco children have access to state education while teaching of their own language and culture. We also support the Mamos and the communities and donated the land an original constructions of the casa indigena of the Arhuacan community of Sabana Culebra
We want to build a scholarship program so that children and adolescents from Palomino can have access to higher education,
We are working on a social investment housing project to work on improving housing conditions and options for the people of Palomino. Over the years several lands have been donated by our family this include : the soccer field, the cemetery, The indigenous house, The elderly house, and the neighborhoods of El encanto and la nueva mello, and the land to make possible the future Palomino Water Plant among others.

FUNDACIÓN FÚTBOL CON CORAZÓN

Fútbol con Corazón is a community development and integral leadership training program that promotes the development of skills for empowerment, entrepreneurship and prevention of risk factores using soccer as the main tool . It is based on the formation of the self, promoting assertive leadership and community service, a leadership of heart seeks to create a soccer training program for 120 children and adolescents of Palomino, looking for them to occupy their time in a productive way while learning key life skills. But much more than just teaching them soccer, the intention is to create in them routines that will lead them to become community leaders and agents of change. We welcome all your donations to Pro Palomino or FCC Palomino. 

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

At Aité Eco Resort we built a waste-water treatment plant, which allows us to recycle black and gray water to irrigate gardens, thus making water consumption conscious.It also protects the subterranial water sources since we do not use septic tanks as is the norm in most of the constructions in Palomino.
All organic waste from our kitchen is composted and turned into compost for gardens. The rest of the waste is separated, identified and delivered to entities that are in charge of recycling. We produce fruits and vegetables that we use in the restaurant. We built our own aqueduct and filter the water to reduce the use of containers. We have set out to be a single-use plastic free place and we only sell glass bottles which, although they produce waste, do not produce microplastics and are more easily reused and recycled. And we are working in a system to bottle our water and re use the bottles
Aité Eco Resort always puts its environmental commitment first

We have solar water heaters, and our rooms and casitas are fan and not air-conditioned to make electricity consumption as efficient as possible.
We use biodegradable soaps in our laundry and for guest consumption.
We are a smoke free and noise free hotel seeking to keep the air clean and free of noise pollution for our guests and for all the animals that share the space with us.
We try to keep lights on the beach at night to a minimum to avoid disorienting the turtles that come to our beaches to nest, and we collaborate with local entities that help with the reproduction of native turtle species.
We have reforestation areas and ensure that all of our construction materials come from sustainable sources and are committed to caring for the environment.
All organic waste from our kitchen is composted and turned into compost for gardens. The rest of the waste is separated, identified and delivered to entities that are in charge of recycling. We produce fruits and vegetables that we use in the restaurant. We built our own aqueduct and filter the water to reduce the use of containers. We have set out to be a single-use plastic free place and we only sell glass bottles which, although they produce waste, do not produce microplastics and are more easily reused and recycled. And we are working in a system to bottle our water and re use the bottles
Aité Eco Resort always puts its environmental commitment first”.

BLOG AND NEWS

MASTER CHEF

Hace unos días contamos con el honor de ser uno de los escenarios para una de las pruebas de Master Chef Celebrity Colombia

Para uno de los retos de campo del reality show, recibimos a RCN y todo el equipo del programa Master Chef para la grabación del capitulo #3 y #4 en nuestras instalaciones.

Con la dinámica en competencia, en donde los participantes debían prepara y distribuir los platos a modo de room service a diversas cabañas de nuestro hotel en Palomino, ambientamos la batalla culinaria. 

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