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Refugio Puente de la Explanacion

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

BEAUTIFUL 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, BBQs, campfires and live music!. Located in a protected natural reserve … perfect for nature lovers!
The gardens are flourishing, the rooms bright and cheery, beautifully decorated, secure covered parking, well equipped guest kitchen, gym and massage… and the list goes on. The historic 4 arched bridge on the property adds an extra WOW !!
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!
LOTS OF OPEN SPACE, FRESH AIR, AND NOT CROWDED. You will love it here! This is one of the safest places to stay!
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!

We have two rooms with a Queen bed and private bathrooms (COLIBRI and BARRANQUERO). Two larger rooms (NARANJA and LIMON) each with a Queen, Double and Single with private bathrooms. Safari Tent and Zenzu Hut by the river with covered patios, electricity, shared bathrooms surrounded by luscious 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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Sep 2022
    Superb! The only con is that you have to walk 10 minutes from the road -after- you are dropped off by a bus from Salento
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    08 Sep 2022
    Lovely location in a small valley outside of Salento. Quiet and clean with lovely gardens. Is roughly 1km walk down to the main road and you can catch buses to Salento or in the other direction and explore some less touristy towns. Great restaurant at the end of this road and supper available at the hostel which was welcome. Also the dogs are lovely.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    31 Aug 2022
    Loved my stay here! The owners were extremely kind and accommodating. My bus got in late and they picked me up at 1 am. The place is very close to Salento and easily accessible by bus.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2022
    The best hostel ever! The property is covered in beautiful, well cared for gardens. Luigi, Orfa, and their family make you feel like you are right at home. I had some profound moments swimming in the river and drinking coffee with the hummingbirds buzzing around me. The 3 dogs are so sweet and will always put a smile on your face. It is outside of Salento but transport is easy and it is well worth it to experience the peace of La Puente. Make sure to eat some of the delicious home cooked meals!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Jun 2022
    Luigi and his family made us feel so welcome! This is one of the most beautiful places I have stayed in. The lush grounds are a magical paradise filled with flowers, a river, and peaceful views. Thank you for making our stay so wonderful!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    21 Mar 2022
    This place is special in so many ways. The hosts are warm and welcome you as family. The meals are delicious, healthy, and reasonably priced. The grounds are beautiful, tranquil, and the resident dogs are big teddy bears. They've really created a little slice of heaven just outside Salento, and thankfully they share it with others. If you're backpacking in the area, do yourself a favor and spend some time here.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.7


    27 Apr 2022
    Lovely quiet getaway stay in Salento. The property is so relaxing and peaceful! Ed, Luigi, and the rest of the staff were very welcoming and helpful with ensuring we enjoyed our stay. The lodging was outside of Salento in Boquia, however it was easy to take the shuttle for 2 mil that goes every 15 min into and back from town. Really enjoyed staying here and will be sure to recommend it to my friends.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    15 Aug 2022
    The staff is very friendly, helpful and available. The hostel grounds are very beautiful and relaxing. Location is easy to get a taxi, uber or to walk to a main road (15 min walk).
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 9.1


    29 Apr 2022
    Refugio was beautiful. Very peaceful and surrounded by nature. The family that owns the property are amazing and make you feel at home:)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    23 Jun 2022
    This is a beautiful peaceful hotel. The staff is very nice. I will recommend this hotel for groups, for people with transportation, or if you like to walk. The last bus from Salento departs at 9 pm. If you miss the bus you will need to call to be picked up for an extra fee or to take a cap. It is more expensive than a room in Salento but you are paying for a beautiful place and breakfast is delicious. If you are looking for a party or nightlife this is not the place for you.
    USA, Female, 41+
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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