Salsa at El Viajero Hostels
Hostelling International is a global association of Youth Hostels. We are a charity and our focus has always been on social empowerment. For the 2017 Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development we have developed a busy program to address ten(!) different areas of sustainability.
In August, we spoke about engaging our guests, our friends. By facilitating intercultural exchange, we believe we open minds and hearts to a more tolerant world, making our hostels and mission more relevant than ever!
Dance classes are free in all El Viajero Hostels in Colombia, with different kinds of dance being offered every night, from Salsa, the most common dance in the country, to champeta, a regional urban dance very popular in Cartagena and the Colombian Caribbean coast. For the classes, we rely on professional teachers who come specifically to conduct this activity. We also offer the guests the opportunity to book private lessons to focus on their favourite type of dance. In addition, the guests can enjoy periodic dance shows within the hostel facilities, and those who have taken the private classes participate in the shows as a graduation ceremony.
Offering these classes has been a fantastic opportunity for global travellers to understand and experience the local culture and meet like-minded guests staying in the same hostel.