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Reserva Biologica Caoba

Book more than 6 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Caoba is a biological reserve that was founded 20 years ago and used to be a cattle and agriculture farm. This beautiful 30 hectares have been reforested and we focus now more on conservation, preservation, and sustainability. In our reforestation process we focused as well on a wide collection of plants, from medicinal plants to palm trees, from water plants to cacti and succulents. It’s also a place for animals that cannot go back to their natural habitat but find a good place to live in here. Guests can learn as well about the indigenous history of this place and get to know our private museum.
More than "just a place to stay", you are sleeping in a place that you can explore, learn from, and focus on your wellness.
Wellness, please enjoy:
- Yoga classes (3 different type of terraces)
- Various types of aroma therapy massages
- Meditation (a meditation room available next to the river)
- our variety of medicinal teas from the garden
- Vegetarian and vegan lunch options (dinners are always vegetarian or vegan)
- Walks to waterfalls and chocolate encounters at our neighbor’s organic and artisanal cacao farm
- discover the world of bees and ancient indigenous plants with our tours
- or just grab a book and lye on a rock next to the river and indulge in some peaceful reading with the sound of the water falling.

The rooms are spread out giving the guests more privacy, but also not too far from the main area. All the rooms have their own bathroom and are supplied with filtered water that can be refilled as many times as needed. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Feb 2022
    I'm pretty much in love with this place. It was better than I even anticipated. Bungalow was great (be prepared for a steep hike uphill). Food was amazing. People were incredibly kind. We hiked, swam, explored the grounds, and spent a lot of time just relaxing while listening to the sounds of the forest. The ride to get there was an adventure - we hired a 4x4. You could do it on a motorcycle, but it would have been way too bumpy for me. Chocolate farm next door has tour, massage, facials!
    USA, Couple, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Jan 2022
    I had such a great time at caoba! So many great places to swim including the crystal clear river on the property. Walkable to a few different waterfalls, one of which you can jump of the side into a deep pool. Very chill vibes at the hostel, everyone there was super nice, both staff and the guests. Come here to learn, relax, recharge, and meet some amazing people
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Nov 2021
    Wonderful nature and quiet. No loud music, no party tourism. A perfect place for a retreat and to bathe in the river. The owners are both biologists and they take a lot of care to all the plants and animals in the biological reserve. This would be the perfect place to shoot the next Indiana Jones movie 😁
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Feb 2020
    Perfect place to slow down and enjoy nature. All the staff was helpful and the food was delicious. Would stay again.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Jan 2020
    Colombia’s hidden gem! Gorgeous spot tucked away in the mountains outside Santa Marta. You’ll love the people you meet here, the staff are great, the food is delicioso, and the eco reserve is truly fascinating. Yet another 10/10 review :)
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Nov 2019
    Fantastic place off the beaten track. This place is perfect for relaxing and being in touch with nature. The owners love what they do and the reserva shows it. I would highly recommend both by the warmth of the staff and how delicious all the food is. Thank you again!
    Spain, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    31 Oct 2019
    We were so grateful to stumble upon this little slice of heaven! The commitment to conservation here is mind blowing. We also learnt so much and loved exploring the beautiful property with so many different things to discover! Thank you for having us, we will definitely be back some day and for much longer :)
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    08 Jan 2020
    The staff was amazing!! They catered to all our needs and made sure we got everything we wanted. I was there over my birthday and they even made a delicious chocolate rum cake to celebrate! It was one of the best adventures I had. If you are going with more than two people, ask for them to arrange a pick up. It’s cheaper and less of a hassle. We came in on motorcycles which was part of the adventure and then we left in a Jeep. The waterfall is close by and beautiful. We had a wonderful time.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    21 Jan 2022
    Caoba was amazing and a much needed retreat. The staff are amazing and the atmosphere is very chill. The location is quite aways from the airport and can be an adventure in itself. Once you’re there, you won’t want to leave. And when you do leave, you’ll want to go back. No hot showers on site but that’s not a dealbreaker. The evening fires are a great place to connect with others and the jungle itself. The food is also incredible and prepared with a lot of love! Can’t wait to come back.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    18 Mar 2022
    Pretty awkward to reach on foot from Bonda, I you have a suitcase I don't see how it could be done as its a steep dirt track for 7km. Regardless, the hostel is very nice and the conservation side is really good lots of animals to see. The vibe was good with fires every night and sociable guests, staff were also extremely helpful and friendly. If you stay here make sure to get a mototaxi or something and also the restaurant portions are kinda small so bring food if that's an issue.
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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