Set on the edge of the vast Tayrona National Natural Park, Merecumbe Hotel lies on Colombia’s verdant Caribbean coast. Close to the area’s fantastic beaches, this tropical paradise is the ideal escape from the famous bustling inland cities of Bogota or Medellin. Simon Bolivar airport in the city of Santa Marta is just one hour away by car and a transfer service can be arranged if needed.
Just 11 sophisticated but relaxed spaces make up this friendly hotel, all promising touches of luxury and superb comforts that will make for an extra warm welcome. Families may want the Tortuga room, which sleeps up to four over two levels, and is decorated in simple, stylish dark woods with a traditional thatched palm roof. Iguana is for couples only, a romantic hideaway with a large closet and tasteful artworks. All rooms have wooden decking, and an eco-friendly design, particularly apparent in the bathrooms where you take your morning ritual amid nature.
Relax just moments from the lapping waves in the massage room, where you can choose a restorative treatment to leave you feeling truly refreshed. Only natural, handmade products are used. The sandy shoreline itself is sublime, offering views of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta peaks and the warm waters of the Caribbean. Enjoy a cocktail here, then explore the bountiful natural surroundings, where squirrels, humming birds and tortoises potter between the fruit trees and exotic flowers.
Part of your all-inclusive stay means tasting the delicious local and regional Colombian ingredients prepared with passion by chef Camila. Vegetarians and vegans are well looked after here, with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Artfully presented plates are accompanied by delectable wines and a tranquil outdoor setting.