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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 9.9

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Oct 2019
    We had such a wonderful time at Refugio, that we ended up extending our booking an extra two nights. The hostal is located amongst the most beautiful gardens and forest, and along side a tranquil river. The dorm is spacious, and right beside the river so sleeping at night was so peaceful. All the staff, especially Ed were friendly and helpful. Even though 15 minutes from town there were regular buses and is in such a safe area. We met lots of other awesome travellers here, definitely a highlight
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Sep 2019
    I love this place! This is my second time here because when I come to Salento I know that it’s the best place to stay. The owners are very helpful and relaxed. Welcoming environment. You can find places on the large piece of land for privacy and also there are other spots where people meet up for fun. Campfires in the evenings and the owner will play some songs on the guitar if you ask. It’s very conveniently located. Little bus to Salento is easy. Clean, secure, relaxed, fun, nice rooms.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Sep 2019
    Beautiful well maintained property with wide open tropical garden space with a stream running through. It’s just ideal for anyone who wants to relax and enjoy the natural world. I really recommend staying here. Ed and his family really go out of the way to make you feel at home, I was offered an upgrade to a super on suite room. Breakfast was free and was just amazing. In the evening we sat by a log fire listening to guitar music. Just to add the family dogs weren’t so adorable.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    01 Sep 2019
    One of the best Hostels I’ve ever stayed in - You arrive & instantly feel at home! It’s a bit outside of Salento, but nonetheless you can easily get there, since busses leave every couple minutes nearby or just start tours directly from the hostel. The farm itself is a wonderful retreat in the jungle where you can enjoy birdwatching just by stepping out of the dorm. Further the breakfast is great and they even cook a delicious dinner! & Last but not least - The two german shepherds are ADORABLE!
    Germany, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Aug 2019
    Probably the most beautiful hostel in an amazing location I've been to.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Aug 2019
    Amazing stay! The finca is in such a beautiful spot by the river, we stayed a few nights after salento to get a bit more peace and quiet. Fireflies, stars, cabins, incredible food, free breakfast, lovely staff and the horse riding they organise is great too. Loved it so much here would recommend for anyone wanting to relax in nature but are still super close to the nearest town
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    29 Sep 2019
    The Refugio is a perfect place to relax far away from exhausting city life. We definitely recommend to stay there for some nights longer, there are a lot of things to do around salento and also you can spend the day in the huge garden area around the accommodation. We felt very comfortable, had some great dinner cooked by our hosts and did some nice tours organized by them. The neighbourhood is easy to reach from saltento (just some minutes by bus) we even felt safe walking there in the dark.
    Germany, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Sep 2019
    We initially booked for two nights and ended up extending to three. We booked two beds in the dorm but upon arrival the hostel advised us that their dorm was actually full so upgraded us to a private room free of charge which we really appreciated. The location is just a ten minute away from Salento which is actually better because we were away from the hustle and bustle. The restaurants in the area are cheaper than touristy Salento as well. This accommodation is gorgeous. Would recommend.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 Oct 2019
    This hostel is absolutely beautiful, the staff were lovely and the beds are very comfy. We stayed in the dorm next to the river which was lovely however the toilets were a little far away. It’s a lovely relaxing hostel, about 15 minutes by buss from salento.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    25 Aug 2019
    Fantastic place, the scenery is something out of a fairy tale. Kind of a pain to get to, especially at night, but well worth the trip for the fantastic peace and quiet
    Canada, Male, 18-24
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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