Posada De San Antonio

Villa de Leyva, Bogota & surrounds, Colombia

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  • An atmospheric place to stay

  • Family run guest house

  • The most comfortable base for exploring the laid back colonial charms of Villa de Leyva

  • Well located just a few blocks from the main square

  • The pousada displays artwork by local artists

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Colombia is located near the Equator which allows for relatively minor temperature variations over the year although temperatures do vary according to altitude. Villa de Leyva is 2140m above sea level. The area can be visited year round however the main drier season is from December to March and then July and August.

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Insider's View

The El Fossil Museum nearby is named after a 7 metre long pre-historic, marine-like reptile believed to be a “kronosaurus, found at the spot in 1977

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Atmospheric simple family-run posada in the unspoilt small colonial town of Villa de Leyva in the Colombian Andes 3 hours from Bogota and home to cobbled streets, shady plazas and Spanish whitewash residences with wooden doors and red-tiled roofs.

Villa de Leyva is one of the area’s most beautiful towns, founded in 1572 by Hernàn Suàrez de Villalobos who named it after Andrès Dìas Venero de Leyva, the first president of Nueva Granada. In colonial times, Villa de Leyva played a central role and the Viceroy and his entourage spent much time here. Today, the city is a colonial jewel with an enormous plaza of surrounded by Spanish style houses, small alleys, cobblestone streets and the XVII century parochial church.

Pousada de San Antonio is located in the historic colonial town of Villa de Leyva, just a few blocks from the main square. The reception area doubles as an art gallery, displaying paintings by local artists and you will also find other works of art scattered around the hotel. The simple but comfortable rooms have modern amenities and there is also a small restaurant and relaxation area.

A few kilometres from Villa de Leyva and not to be missed is the Convento del Santo Ecce Homo, founded by the Dominicans. The pavement is made of local stone embedded with fossils, and the chapel has a magnificent golden altarpiece with a small Ecce Homo image.

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The posada has 23 rooms (13 standard rooms, five suites and five family suites).


Children are welcome to come and stay at Posada De San Antonio, and babysitting can be arranged upon request, but there are no specific facilities or interconnecting rooms available.


Posada De San Antonio has a restaurant, an oratory for previously authorized religious services, games room and internet connection.


  • A Day in Colombia’s Capital, Bogota

    Bogota is one of the largest cities in Latin America and with over 20 districts you could be forgiven with not knowing where to start your tour. Take in the panoramic vista of Bogota from Cerro de Montserrate to La Candelaria.

  • Bogotá Graffiti Bike Tour

    Immerse yourself in Bogota's many colourful graffiti murals, centred around the district known as La Candelaria. Seen as an expression by the city's inhabitants of their social and political attitudes, the vibrant colours make a fascinating scene.

  • Gardens of Pijao Experience

    Enjoy a cultural tour to Pijao, one of the first Slow Cities in Latin America. Learn about the local history, as well as engaging with the locals of the town, with this exclusive experience that has guest meeting local families.

  • Hot Air Balloon Over Colombia's Coffee Region

    Start the day in the best possible way with a cup of locally produced coffee, before soaring over Colombia's coffee region in a hot air balloon. Enjoy breathtaking views of the lush surrounding valleys.

  • Private guided tour to the salt cathedral of Zipaquira

    Explore the fascinating salt cathedral of Zipaquira on this half day private tour. Accompanied by your guide, head underground following a series of tunnels to explore the impressive construction of this unique cathedral, still used today to worship.

Location & directions

Villa de Leyva, Bogota & surrounds, Colombia

La Posada de San Antonio is situated in a beautiful colonial house built in 1860 and faces the Plaza Antonio Narino in Villa de Leyva.

How to get there

14-hour international flight to El Dorado International Airport Bogota, followed by a 3-hour 30-minute drive from Bogota to Villa de Leyva.

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