6 Blow-Your-Mind Colombian Stays

Casa Zahmar - Best Hotels in Colombia
Casa Zahmar

It feels extra special to have a luxurious, private space to relax and unwind at the end of the day, especially if you’ve spent that day exploring and having new experiences in Colombia! Keep reading to find out why these boutique properties and private villas are the perfect Colombian basecamps to explore all that the country has to offer.

Are you dreaming of a refreshing vacation this winter? Get ready to pack your bags! Relax on Colombia’s untouched beaches, savor fresh coffee, birdwatch in the jungle, or hike through the Chicamocha Canyon. Reach out to one of our trip specialists today at 612-315-2894 or by filling out the short form below, and let them know you’d like to incorporate one of these incredible private villas or boutique hotels into your next adventure!


Casa Yahri • Barichara

Casa Yahri Colombia

Casa Yahri is a fully staffed and fully inclusive 4-bedroom private villa in Barichara, a small, charming town known for its cobblestone streets and colonial architecture. It’s the ideal home base for exploring this area however you choose: from mountain biking and whitewater rafting in Chichamocha Canyon to coffee plantation visits, attending a cooking class, and more — this magical, one-of-a-kind place is sure to help everyone in your group disconnect and relax.


isla Dihmar • rosario islands

Private Island - Colombia Trip

You’re very own slice of paradise, not just a private villa, but a private island, off the coast of Cartagena only reached by boat. This experience is truly like no other. The organic, natural way of the rounded white structures mixed with natural wood tones and pops of traditional Colombian textiles and the landscaping of the island itself exudes a sense of understated luxury. You’ll feel an audible release as you wake up watching the waves lap just outside your window.


Casa Zahmar • Tierra bomba

Colombia Private Hotel Casa Zahmar

Situated on Tierra Bomba Island off the coast of Cartagena you’ll find Casa Zahmar, a thatched-roof house complete with four bungalows and a large central indoor / outdoor kitchen. Here, colorful poolside sunbeds and modern luxury amenities are interspersed with traditional Colombian art and masonry. You can fill your days with activities like rum tasting, a private barbeque in the cave beneath the house, boating, fishing, or simply relaxing on your private beach.


Hacienda Bambusa • Coffee Region

Hacienda Bambusa is the perfect balance of luxury and authenticity. It is a true Colombian hacienda situated on a working cacao farm and full of thoughtful experiences and details you didn’t even know you wanted. Rumor has it that they have the best coffee in the world, and you get to experience it from the ground up, with activities ranging from an insider’s look at the coffee farm to exploring the nearby town of Pijao, and even hot air balloon rides!

  • Insider Tip: What was the one thing we keep hearing guests say? “I wish we would have taken a morning to just relax here.” A lot of people want to try and squeeze in all the amazing excursions, but this property is truly special, and it’s worth taking some time to just hang in the hammock.
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Casa San Agustin • Cartagena

Custom Colombia Trips - Boutique Hotels

In Cartagena, “the very best boutique hotel, and my personal favorite, is Casa San Agustin,” says Knowmad Trip Specialist and Colombia expert, Jena Davison. It’s located in the Walled City, where colorful historic buildings meet trend-setting restaurants, and charm radiates throughout. You’ll fall in love with the traditional yet elegant vibe of Casa San Agustin, natural wood beam ceilings and white linens mix with subtle pops of blues and greens to create the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring.


Casa Legado • Bogota

Bogota, Colombia Boutique Hotel

Colombia’s capital, Bogota, is a vibrant epicenter – a bustling city of museums, one-of-a-kind restaurants, and a mix of both cobblestoned streets and modern high-rises kissed with the cool breeze of the surrounding high-altitude Andes mountain range. Casa Legado offers a fun, yet relaxing retreat from city life. You’ll surely be inspired by their vibrant decor and lush outdoor spaces.


Reach out to one of our trip specialists at 612-315-2894 or by filling out the short form below to start planning your next epic adventure. 


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Lisa is the Media Manager at Knowmad Adventures, a company dedicated to creating unique, private and custom trips in South America. She studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2012 and is continually planning her next adventure. Read Lisa’s biography and more about the Knowmad team.