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Casa Oropéndola, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

Visit Casa Oropéndola and you’ll find it’s time to disconnect with your busy life, work and stress…and re-connect with clouds, mountains, nature and yourself.

Isn’t that what holidays are for? High in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta you’ll find that there’s no internet connection and your mobile phone connection is so weak you might as well forget it. And concentrate on the real reason you decided to come to Casa Oropéndola on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Colombia. The ethereal natural atmosphere of a cloud forest cloaking a hillside over 1500 metres above sea level. The biodiversity of the unspoiled natural habitat. The wildlife of the rainforest above and the fragrance of the coffee plantation below. The incredible sunsets and sunrises. The opportunity to do nothing but laze in a hammock and listen to the birds whenever the mood takes you. And to indulge in three gourmet meals a day…every day.

Casa Oropéndola, at a glance

  • Remote, ecologically aware lodge set 1500 metres up in the Sierra Nevadas
  • Over an hour to Santa Marta and more than 4 hours from Cartagena
  • Choice of three guest rooms with king or queen-size beds and en suite bathrooms
  • Studio rooms with single beds and detached bathroom
  • Timber construction and rustic chic decor
  • Large windows give outrageous, panoramic views over the mountains, valleys, ocean and clouds
  • Hammocks for ultimate lazing
  • Dining room serving exquisite gourmet food prepared by a top professional chef

For leisure and pleasure

  • Nature walks and trekking with an expert, English-speaking naturalist
  • Discover the unique flora and fauna of the unspoiled cloud forest
  • Helicopter safaris over the famous archaeological site of the Lost City and the National Park of Tayrona
  • See members of the indigenous Tayrona tribal group
  • Large deck with fire pit for socialising
  • Cosy lounge and beautiful gardens
  • Participation in the working of the nearby coffee plantation, plus trips to Hacienda La Victoria plantation
  • Spectacular sunset and sunrise watching

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  • Absolutely outstanding. This was the best holiday we have ever had.

    SF, Mexico