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This room in our converted stables has a private entrance, double bed and ensuite bathroom.

The space

El Mocambo sits on a 200 acre farm on the Rio Quindio in the sleepy village of Boquia, only minutes away from historic Salento. nine private rooms and two dorms are dispersed between the 150 yr old farm house and converted stables. Fully furnished common areas and a wrap-around porch provide ample space for socializing and relaxing. The hammocks and kiosk by our natural pool are almost impossible to leave and an updated kitchen offers all the cookware necessary to make a gourmet meal. All guests have access to our natural swimming pool, 100m of private riverfront access, on site hiking, mountain bikes, wi-fi, breakfast and a twice daily shuttle service to Salento free of charge. We also offer on-site laundry service and a small tienda (general store) both at very reasonable rates. Tours to local coffee farms, horseback riding, Valle de Cocora and spanish classes can all be arranged at reception.

Guest access

Natural swimming pool
100m private riverfront access
On site hiking
Spanish lessons
Coffee Farms, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Cows, Chickens, Horses, Dogs & Cats

Other things to note

We are in the process of improving our water supply, which happens to be a natural spring. However, like many places in Colombia, at present our water is not safe to drink. Bottled water is available for purchase at reception.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Property type: Other
Room type: Private room

Pets allowed
Wireless Internet

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House Rules
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1 night minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Serina User Profile
July 2017
El Mocambo is a tranquil, beautiful spot nestled between the hills of Salento. It's an amazing escape from the buzz of town, and at night you can see the fireflies light up the sky. The farm is situated about a 40 minute hike from the town center, which includes a beautiful view of the landscape. For a peaceful stay away from town but still be able to access through bus or hike, I would highly recommend this.

Lisa User Profile
May 2017
I saw another reviewer write "it will break your heart to leave this place" and she is absolutely correct. My partner and I have spent three weeks in Colombia and two weeks in Ecuador in some pretty rad places, and this is by far, our favorite accommodation. We rented a private room with our own bathroom, and the first night was rough for me because the mattress was so soft it sunk all the way to the bottom so you could feel the wooden base boards. I didn't sleep at all the first night, so I asked the staff if I could try another mattress to see if we could perhaps switch rooms since we were literally the only people staying in the hostel. They kindly opened up every single room for me to test the mattress and I finally found a firm one that was different from all the others. They were so nice to switch out the mattress for me and re-make the sheets so we didn't have to move rooms. The mattresses are either too soft or too hard, and sleeping in a double bed with a two-meter tall man is quite the tight squeeze! The only other complaint I have is the poor lighting and slow internet speed. We are working while traveling, so it is important to us to have reliable internet. However, it's worth being in such a remote location and a great place to disconnect. The lighting in all the main areas is so dim it's hard to see. Now that the small complaints are out of the way, I can focus on all the other incredible features of this beautiful location! Located in the valley down a rough dirt road via rental car (or a 30-minute hike from downtown Salento through a forest which is their backyard), this place is pure bliss. It rains nearly every day/evening making for a very peaceful sleep. There is no noise from the city, no airplanes passing overhead, and the staff is super friendly (however, they do not speak English so come prepared with your basics!) Some highlights for us: - Brekkie is included! Most mornings we had leftovers from dinner the night before, so we just gave the cook our leftovers and they made us an omelette or scramble using fresh eggs - Hammocks - there are three; one near the main reception area and two by the pool - Natural pool (expect it to be brown and murky because it comes from mountain spring water and is therefore cold but refreshing on a warm day) - The pool is by a lovely cabana further away from the main areas and feels more secluded. This was our favorite place to read a book and take a mid-day nap after eating a giant Mexican burrito or Holy Guacamole Burger at Brunch Diner in Salento - There are dogs, cats, butterflies, cows and horses roaming freely on or around the property - The sounds of nature are...

Patrick User Profile
May 2017
Incredible place to stay! A bit of a hike to get to it, but quite literally a place off the beaten path, and incredibly serene. Super hot showers (almost scalding, which is rare for SA), clean rooms, comfortable beds... etc. Couple of notes tho. 1. If you try to open the location on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps, it points you to the wrong place (Had to discover this the hard way). Ask your driver (bus or taxi) to drop you at "Lagos de Venecia," and then walk the smaller dirt road past the pools, all the way till it ends pretty much. Also to this point, might only suggest this place for backpackers, because trying to roll a luggage or duffle on the dirt road would be quite difficult. 2. Everything in Boquia closes in the afternoon, so if you're looking for a place to eat or drink after dark, you'll need to catch a bus to Salento. Buses run every 20-30 mins or so, but only until 9pm. So if you're in Salento after 9, you'll have to walk or taxi it back, and the taxis can be relatively expensive for a short ride -- 15-20 mil pesos. The pool place does have a pretty solid restaurant tho - and a great staff - if you wanna stay local, and they're open till 11 or midnight.

Leo User Profile
April 2017
This is a beautiful place to stay in the countryside near Salento. It is secluded compared to other hostels in town, but that is where it's value lies. Highly recommended if you don't mind a bit of a hassle to get to Salento.

Chloe User Profile
February 2017
Amazing place in the nature, room was comfy. Well situated close to the coffee farm and the city of salento by walking if you like to climb the valley! It was perfect to wake up in this place with this view ...

Christian User Profile
January 2017
Was a magical place. Thank you. Truly special, landscape, farms, animals, birds, setting. I would have loved to have shower water (shower broken). But the place is so relaxing it almost didn't matter.

Monica User Profile
December 2016
Really perfect place to chill out. Hammocks, chilled people, drinks available. Would come back anytime

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