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Refugio Puente de la Explanacion

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

BEAUTIFUL UNIQUE ECOLODGE in Boquia, 3 kms before Salento. Stunning gardens with 260 meters of private riverfront. Over 6 acres to explore, tranquil areas for picnics, yoga and meditation. We offer swimming the river, sunbathing in private areas, great birdwatching, massage therapy, traditional medicine and healing ceremonies, BBQs, campfires and live music!. Located in a protected natural reserve … perfect for nature lovers!

We have 4 private rooms, and 1 larger room (with 3 beds) surrounded by luscious flowers gardens. Beside the river, a spacious bamboo dormitory (Maloca) with 3 oversized bunkbeds, covered patio and the soothing sound of the river! Glamping in a safari tent, queen sized bed, patio with furniture.

In the last two years we have re-invested every peso into making this beautiful place even more extraordinary. The gardens are flourishing, the rooms bright and cheery, solar hot water, beautifully decorated, secure covered parking, well equipped guest kitchen, large secure lockers in dorm… and the list goes on.

We offer SHUTTLE SERVICE in our new crew-cab truck, fully licensed with excellent drivers.
We now serve DINNER on request ... wholesome, home cooked meals!

Words and photos cannot describe the tranquility here. Easy access to Salento yet far enough away from the traffic and noise. Competitively priced, breakfast included, great personal service.Truly a refuge for the weary traveller! Undeniably one of the nicest ecolodge/hostels in the coffee zone! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 May 2019
    Best Hostel I’ve ever stayed at!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Apr 2019
    This place is like the Garden of Eden, but with hot showers. Everything about my stay was fantastic - the location, owners/staff, facilities, etc. Highly recommended!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    15 Apr 2019
    Awesome place for a city break, wish I could've stayed longer.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Mar 2019
    Perfect place to stay for those seeking relief from the large cities and busy pueblos like Salento. Staff is attentive and kind. Their two German Shepherds, Yukon and Achilles will no doubt steal your heart. Would highly recommend a stay at this hostel. Only piece of feedback - a cutting board would be useful in the guest kitchen ;)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2019
    Beautiful isolated place. The best choice if you head to Salento. There is cheap buses and private navette to go to Salento when you want to party or visit the village. Two amazing dogs there and nice people running the place. Magnifique hostel!
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    25 Apr 2019
    Incredible... should be called ‘Rancho Relaxo’! The perfect place to stay when in Salento. Everyone we met (including us) extended their trip here, just an incredible place to stay! The fire at night is amazing!
    Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    19 Apr 2019
    Loved this place! The owners Ed and Lady were so helpful and sweet and gave great advice on activities in Salento. The grounds were beautiful and right on the river. It’s about 5 km out of Salento so it’s nice and quiet and very easy to take the bus in and out of town. Breakfast and coffee included every morning and they will cook a yummy dinner at night for an extra 20 pesos and sensitive about dietary redirections. Overall great stay, I wish Ed and Lady well!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    22 Mar 2019
    Great hostel to calm down. There is no great night life in Salento so being a bit out of town does come with no disadvantage. Clean facilities and very helpful staff. If you travel alone you may find it hard to socialise here, though.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Jun 2019
    It really is like in a dream. The nature around this place is just stunning. It's so quiet and peaceful that when coming from a city like Cali you really feel like on another planet. A little downside is the walk from the street about 800 meters so keep that in mind if you come with a lot of luggage. The place is clean and they serve you coffee and breakfast. I would recommend paying the extra money and staying in a private room so you can really enjoying the experience.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    14 Apr 2019
    Amaizng. Will go back. Very friendly staff. So lovely to be bested in nature when you live Bogota. The tent bed gets a bit damp, but aye that’s nature for you. I will go back for sure!
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Card Phones
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi