Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Reserva Biologica Caoba

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Read all reviews

Property Description

The Biological Reserve was founded 19 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 and preservation. To our plant collection we have around 200 types of trees, 300 medicinal plants (we have a labyrinth of medicinal plants), collection of palms (including the amazing Moriche from the Amazonas), small collection of pineapples and orchids and a great collection of water plants. We also have some animals, like peccaries (wild pigs), Arapaimas (biggest fish in the Amazon), turtles, tortoise, caimans and Macaws (they are part of a project with the indigenous tribe Kogis). Besides the Flora and Fauna, here you will find some indigenous history as well. You can enjoy all this while staying with us in one of our themed houses or dorms. We are a “small” and personal lodge where we can have a max of 20 guests and therefore you will never have the feeling to be surrounded by people all the time. Find your space to relax, either in the river (we have our own two swimming spots), in the meditation fountain or the big Tayrona terrace looking at the mountains., to mention a few. Our food is very healthy trying to work as much as possible with local seasonal food, accommodating the kitchen to our guests dietary restrictions, from regular animal base, to vegan and gluten free. Our kitchen and team is always welcome to help you have the best time possible.

Waking up to the sound of the forest, find one of our yoga spots, followed by a refreshing swim in the river and then a healthy breakfast, is the best start of a great day in our place. There are small and big trekking routes, an organic cacao farm to visit and waterfalls to find. All this in the area! Or grab one of our books and find a great spot to relax and read. We help you to find what you are looking for.

The rooms are located in a biological reserve that has been reforest, offering attractions like parrots, Amazonian fish, caimans, turtles, indigenous paths, medicinal plants, yoga terraces, river with swimming area.

Rerserva Biologica Caoba Conditions and Policies:

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival.

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 10:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast between 15.000 and 18.000 COP.

Reception open from 9am to 5pm.
No curfew.
No children under 7 years old
The maximum period of stay is of 14 days.

Important information:

Transport: Please contact us in advance if you have any questions in how to get to us. The road is an adventurous but fun one.

Food and Restaurant: To keep our guests happy with healthy and fresh food, we don't have a menu. We have a set menu that changes every day, therefore it is very important to know in advance if there are any dietary restrictions or allergies we should know about. This will guarantee a better service and help us to be prepared for your arrival. Be aware, we serve vegetarian food for dinner. Please also let us know your time of arrival.

Water: You don't need to bring your own water. We recycle and try as much as possible to avoid the production of plastic garbage, therefore we don't sell water bottles. Our water is free from the pristine river and filtered.

Pets: At the moment we have 2 dogs and 1 cat, which are very used to the wild life we have here. We kindly ask you not to bring your pet in to this jungle environment.

After booking via Hostelworld, we will send you a booking confirmation with some important information. Please check. View House Rules

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    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


    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


    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


    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
  • 10.0


    09 Oct 2019
    This place was a hidden gem. Once we arrived, the staff was so friendly and welcoming. The land they have is amazing and peaceful to walk around in. The food was incredible. Would recommend to anyone traveling.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Aug 2019
    Very recomended place, good to take a moment to relax in the nature out of the gringo path. the river is nice and is almost private just for you :). The vegetarian food is realy good even for non vegetarians like me. I left very happy with a new tshirt from the store. I defenitely will come back.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2019
    Great staff, very clean, beautiful hiking trails, waterfalls nearby and the incredible animals that are on site.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 May 2019
    I can't say a bad thing about this place. The staff is super friendly, food was AMAZING (best we had in Colombia), the whole reserve is beautiful and unique and you can truly relax here. For it being in the middle of a jungle it was very clean. So many different animals and plants. It was a great experience.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Dec 2018
    Caoba Biological Reserve is Amaizing and magic place, perfect for break and conect whit the Nature, animals, yoga meditation, healtly and delicious food. Learn about the Tayrona culture, the ways, houses and see a beatiful collection in the caoba museum. The most admirable is the amazonic biotipo i find pirarucu, palms and medicinal plants. If you love the Montain, the waterfalls, the tradicional rivers this place is perfect for known the power of the Colombian biodiversity. Thanks team Caoba.
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    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+
Read all reviews


  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi