For the Independent Traveler!


Returning from La Victoria coffee farm!

La Guajira

2-3 day jeep trip - ask at reception for details!

Parque Nacional de Isla de Salamanca

Ask at reception for details


Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta

Nueva Venecia is a small village of colourful painted houses on stilts in the middle of Ciénaga Grande.




Cabo de la Vela

A remote Wayúu fishing village. If you want to get away from it all this is where to come.






Los Dunes de Playa Taroa

Probably the most deserted beach in all of Colombia where 60m dunes roll down to the sea. Just stunning.


San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo Forest Reserve is about a 4-5 hour drive up into the Sierra de Santa Marta.


Santa Marta


Punta Gallinas

The most northerly point of South America.
Eat lobster, visit flamingos and sleep in an enormous Wayúu hammock.
Not many tourists here!


Parque Isla de Salamanca

Isla de Salamanca is a national park located on the eastern outskirts of the city of Barranquilla.
It contains the largest coastal mangroves in South America.


Santuario de Fauna y Flora Los Flamencos

The wildlife sanctuary is 20km west of Riohacha.
A boatman will punt you out into the lagoon and get you as close as he can to the flamingos.



Nabusimake is the main village of the Arhuaco indigenous tribe.
A spectacular collection of thatched roofed huts surrounded by a stone wall.



Birthplace of Gabriel García Márquez. 1.5 hours by bus from Santa Marta.


Parque Tayrona


Ciudad Perdida









Aluna Casa y Cafe is a small guesthouse that caters for the independent traveler looking to explore and discover the natural and cultural landscape of the carribean coast of Colombia. Situated in the historical centre of Santa Marta Aluna is within walking distance of restaurants, bars, supermarkets and the just 4 blocks from the beach. Aluna, designed around a 1920’s Spanish villa is centered around a shaded courtyard. The guesthouse has 3 floors, a roof terrace that looks out over the Sierra Nevada, a guest kitchen, TV room and a cafe.  So why not join us for a beer or a juice and sit back and relax and enjoy the delights of the Carribbean. Suerte!

*Aluna – Kogi Indian concept – thought, memory and possibility – past, present and future.