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“A little piece of heaven”

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Finca Barlovento Cabana & Maloka
Ranked #2 of 117 Santa Marta B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Not sure why there are negative reviews here. This place is truly amazing. Staying here felt like a privilege. Like I'm seeing a piece of beautiful untouched earth. I feel soon this area will be ruined by tourist demand so better to enjoy while you can. I stayed at the barlovento side and it was amazing.

Luiz is a fantastic cook. They use local things and it was amazing. I fell asleep listening to the ocean waves which was amazing. Only four rooms so you feel quite alone as not many guests. Pretty much a solo beach although you can't swim. Downsides are shared bathrooms for three of the rooms and no pool but the setting is so amazing that you don't care. Thank you for your hospitality. You made an experience I hope to never forget.

Also, another guest had their birthday during their stay and they baked a cake for him. Was so sweet. Words can't describe how lovely it is. Staff leave at 8 so you have the place to yourself. Not a 5* service experience but who needs it when the place is so perfect

Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed there for just 2 nights, enjoyed the beaches and the park tayrona. They're cooking for all guests the same amazing columbian speciality. But you can also wish some extra if you can't eat everything.
There is no air-conditioning, but it's not too hot in the rooms. Best place to stay if you wanna hear the nice sound of the sea and nature.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

The hotel is beautiful and set into some amazing scenery, right on the coast. We stayed in Maloka, which is decorated in keeping with the eco-style with hammocks and deck chairs for you to make the most of the view. The communal areas are open to the elements. The room itself was clean, the beds comfy and all the decorations were very lovely, understated and complimentary. We stayed on the river side and you can hear the waves crashing in the distance during the night.


The breakfast and dinner were delicious, some of the best meals that I had on the trip, even if they were quite simple. Meals were freshly prepared and shared around communal tables, which gave the evenings a great convivial atmosphere.

I popped my head into one of the empty Cabana rooms and they look super-cool, but best for mobile visitors, otherwise it's a bit difficult to get up to the actual bed. The decking area of the Cabana hung directly over the waves and was a great place to read for a couple of hours - truly an unbeatable view.

I'd definitely recommend it, maybe not for a conventional hotel stay, but definitely an unforgettable one.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Mei C
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

The guidebook said this was a beautiful place and it wasn't wrong. Overlooking the beach and the river with mountains in the background it is pretty special.

The accommodation is simple but spectacular as you look over the cliffs and can hear the waves crashing below you.

The food was excellent but the staff were never around although when they were they were very helpful.

Probably slightly overpriced but well worth a visit.

Room Tip: We liked our room in Cabana looking over the ocean
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We fell in love with this hotel. It's very simple and not many luxuries - but what you get instead is the most amazing location and view! Both on the river, the ocean and surrounded by nature.
It's very relaxing, with hammocks and chairs overlooking the ocean. Really great vibe and dinner and breakfast are included and delicious. You get to share tables with other people which was a fun way to meet other travelers! Highly highly recommended!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Finca Barlovento Cabana & Maloka

Address: Km 33, 1 Via Riohacha, Los Naranjos, Next to Tayrona Park, Santa Marta, Colombia
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Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 117 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Marta
Price Range: ₹ 9,355 - ₹ 10,323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Finca Barlovento Cabana & Maloka 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cabaña hangs on a cliff over the beach and ocean. It has been featured in documentaries, tv and magazines such as Maison Marie Claire french edition. Maloka has lovely views to the river and sea or the jungle, its quieter than the cabaña and the rooms are spacious and with a private bathroom. The web site of Maloka can be accessed through "go to maloka" on the cabaña's web site. ... more   less 
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