Barlovento Cabaña Maloka sits on the edge of Tayrona Park, at the river mouth of the sacred Río Piedras, a notorious surfing paradise known as Playa Los Naranjos. A sixty-minute drive from Simón Bolívar International Airport (SMR), on the northwestern corner of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the largest coastal mountain range in the planet – considered by the ancestral communities to be the earth’s birthplace; Finca Barlovento has been described by Lonely Planet as the best place to relax in all of Colombia.
Barlovento is the perfect getaway from the daily grinding of modern urban life, as unique in its natural settings as in its man-made features, the exact opposite of a standard hospitality industry experience. Instead of flat screens, hot water, or room service, we offer spaces for contemplation within a natural sanctuary, generous communal areas and some of the best views in nature.
The lodging facilities Cabaña & Maloka are built as ecohabs, ecologically–minded constructions using local timber and traditional techniques like thatched roofs. The oldest one, Cabaña, was built in 1975 by award-winning architect Simón Vélez. It faces the Caribbean shore, dotted by the massive, millennial rocks plunging into the waters, an iconic feature of the fifteen thousand hectares of Colombian coast known as Tayrona Park. Maloka is comprised of eco-friendly constructions styled after the communal houses of indigenous tribes, with thatched roofs, ample rooms and plenty of gorgeous portraits of the marsh by the river mouth and the magic mountain beyond. The amenities include a wonderful pool, sun-bathing terraces, a spa and the charming Sierra Bar.
We are located just past the 33KM road mark on the highway to Riohacha. If you are coming from Cartagena or arrive by plane the easiest is to take a taxi. From Santa Marta it should cost you about $110.000 COP and from the airport $120.000 COP. Rates may vary a little according to season or if it is at night. For a taxi, please call Jimmy at 314 501 2383. If you want to rough it up and come by bus you can take one at El Mercado at Calle 11 Carrera 11. Take one that says GUACHACA and tell the driver to stop at Barlovento KILOMETRO 33.
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