With a little merengue in our hearts, we’ve expanded our repertoire of South American escapes into Colombia with this escape that delivers big cities, small towns, and national parks. In terms of accommodations, we’ve definitely dialed things up for this journey. The hotels are chic, glamorous, and possibly fit for a future season of The White Lotus.
BOG Hotel // BOGOTÁ
“The Bog” awaits in La Cabrera, one of the city’s busiest neighborhoods. The area’s vibe is design savvy and distinguished. You can soak it all up from the panoramic rooftop bar. You’re also just a short walk to 93 Park, a centerpiece of the city with great restaurants, nightlife and outdoor activities.
Rooms feature Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, iPod docks and an in-suite safe. The spa-style shower is great for waking up or washing up after a long day of sightseeing. If the jet lag leads to poorly timed hunger pangs, room service is available 24/7.
Casa de Leda // SANTA MARTA
An opulent 19th-century exterior nestles this full-service boutique hotel (and spa) in the Centro Historico with only ten rooms. Enjoy vaulted ceilings in your suite, aromatherapy machines, and spacious bathrooms with plenty of light. To combat the warm weather outside there’s even a cooling mist system to help you keep your cool wherever you are on this property on the Caribbean Sea. If time permits, treat yourself in their tranquil spa.
Villa Maria // TAYRONA
Ranked the number one hotel on Trip Advisor for Tayrona National Park, and a regular recipient of their Certificate of Excellence and Traveler’s Choice price, this hotel is the epitome of a jungle retreat. You’ll hear the symphony of an array of animals around the property and may even spot a monkey from your room. Rustic brick walls, vaulted bamboo ceilings, and hammocks on the verandas make you feel at one with nature.
Casa Lola Hotel // Cartagena
We love all the hotels on this tour but saved the best for last. Casa Lola is a gem. The influence of different cultures is evident. Composed of two buildings (of 17th-century colonial and 19th-century republican origin), the exteriors contrast the modern interiors and rooftop space. Amenities include a restaurant, a cocktail bar, a chill-out area, and 2 outdoor pools.
Bonus Stay: Medellín
This trip offers an optional three-night extension to Medellín, AKA The City of Eternal Spring. It’s Colombia’s second-largest metropolis; a major centre of art and culture in the Andes Mountains. You can enjoy dinner with a private chef or visit a coffee cooperative to learn about this essential beverage. But it may be worth joining us just for the accommodations.
Click Clack Hotel // MEDELLÍN
With dark hues, plenty of plants and natural materials, the mood at this property is moody but magical. Set in a leafy neighborhood close to restaurants and shops, you’ll be an 8-minute walk from Parque El Poblado, and 3 km from the Medellin Modern Art Museum.
Come stuff your empanada with Colombian charm! Join us on our Bogotá to Cartagena every fall and spring. And consider adding a few extra days with our Medellín Extension. Click here to contact us for more info.
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