Casa Oropendola

Location: Cartagena, Caribbean Coast and Islands | Colombia

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Set in the heart of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains, 1,500 metres above sea level, Casa Oropendola is an eco-friendly wooden lodge which combines rural luxury and spectacular views of the ocean. It offers an immersive rainforest experience in a flood of clouds.
Perfect forNature and wildlife lovers looking for a luxury retreat in the Sierra Nevada. 
In the knowHop onboard a helicopter and fly over the Lost City and Tayrona National Park. A 10-minutes helicopter flight will also lead you to Santa Maria, as for Cartagena, it will be at your door in a 1-hour flight.

Recommended for...

  • Lodge
  • Setting & Views
  • Hideaway
  • Peace & Quiet

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Thanks to its remote location, a 1.5-hour drive from Santa Marta (and no Wi-Fi), Casa Oropendola is the perfect spot to switch off and reconnect with nature. An English-speaking host (also a nature and trekking expert) will be there to welcome you, as well as a chef and housekeeper. 

Rooms at Casa Oropendola

At the end of an action-packed day, unwind in front of the living room’s fireplace or spend your evenings by the fire pit on the large deck. After a restful night, wake up to the morning calls of the rainforest or the mountain from the comfort of your room - with its plush beds, wooden-beamed roofs, colourful hammocks and panoramic windows with beautiful views, the accommodation here is the epitome of jungle chic.

Food & Drink

Your very own personal chef will be on hand to prepare three gourmet meals per day that fuses Colombian and international cuisine . In addition to that, your kitchen will also be stocked with plenty of snacks, fresh local fruits, fruit juices, coffee and tea. For the days when you’re out and about on excursions or exploring the rainforests and coffee fields, you’ll get a picnic lunch to take with you.


You will be well looked after by your private host, chef and housekeeper, who will make your stay here all the more memorable. The accommodation is also kitted out with DIRECTV access, DVDs and a library.

Activities at Casa Oropendola

Explore the cloud forest with a range of adventures, from waterfall picnics to guided nature treks that will introduce you to the area’s flora and fauna. Depending on your particular interests, these walks can be led by expert birdwatchers or professional photographers.

Coffee aficionados can get hands on with the coffee harvest (between November and March) and take a tour of Hacienda La Victoria to learn about the coffee-making process and taste some of Colombia’s finest coffee.

The hotel also provides cooking classes as well as yoga classes.

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Hotel location

Casa Oropendola is a 1.5-hour drive from Simon Bolivar International Airport, followed by a 30-minute off-road drive.

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