Perched spectacularly overlooking swathes of dense jungle, coffee fields and the distant Caribbean Sea, Casa Oropéndola is a beautiful private lodge in the heart of Colombia's Sierra Nevada cloudforest which provides an exclusive and remote retreat.
A beautiful private lodge with a personal chef, housekeeper and host to ensure everything is taken care of
Remote location deep within the Sierra Nevada cloudforest, surrounded by nature
Its elevated position allows spectacular views over the Sierra Nevada mountain range
Limited cellphone signal and internet access make it the perfect place to disconnect
A magical setting in the cloudforest of Colombia's Sierra Nevada mountain range is the icing on the cake at Casa Oropéndola, a stunning private lodge which enjoys an isolated location, where nothing but nature can be seen for miles. Ideal for a family escape or couple's getaway, this beautifully rustic lodge provides plenty of additional luxuries to ensure that everything is taken care of, and your private chef, host and housekeeper will look after your every need so you are free to simply enjoy those enviable views over the jungle, coffee fields and Caribbean Sea beyond.
Diverse flora and fauna attracts nature enthusiasts and birders whilst the surrounding rugged terrain gives plenty to satisfy adventurers, teenagers and keen walkers. Nearby indigenous communities throw a dash of culture into the mix and this tranquil spot is simply perfect for those in search of meditation and relaxation. A range of activities are included in your stay, taking you to secluded waterfalls where you may find a mouthwatering picnic or refreshing swimming spot, introducing you to the delights of the local cuisine with a cookery class and educating you about the resident wildlife and ecosystems as you explore on foot. Additional activities can also be arranged to focus more on photography, local culture or jungle adventures such as rappelling and canyoning.
Casa Oropéndola comfortably accommodates eight guests, with four additional pull out beds available should more space be required. Hammocks feature in every room to invite guests to relax after days out in the cloudforest and a comfortable terrace makes the most of the lodge's privileged perch up in the mountains for some memorable outdoor dinners and evenings under the stars. A large, open-plan sitting area forms the heart of the home with a cosy fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows allowing light to flood in and creating a welcoming space.
When to visit
Casa Oropéndola can be found in a remote section of the Sierra Nevada cloudforest in the East of Colombia and is completely surrounded by nature. Santa Marta is the nearest big town but the beautiful city of Cartagena is also within driving distance.
15-hour flight to Cartagena via Bogota, followed by a 4.5-hour drive to the lodge. When you reach the town of Minca you must change into a 4x4 vehicle for a 30-minute off-road drive.
Alternatively you can fly to Santa Marta, from where it is a 1.5-hour drive (4x4 still necessary for the final portion).
Helicopter transfers are also available.
Explore Colombia in style on this epic adventure, taking in this diverse country by speedboat, plane and car. Visit Bogota & Cartagena before swooping into an exclusive home in the Sierra Nevada mountains & ending in a boutique hotel nestled next to the spectacular Tayrona National Park.