Aluna Casa y Cafe

For the Independent Traveler

 

Palomino

 

Breakfast

 

Cabo de la Vela

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

 

Yummy!

 

Bedroom

 

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. Here you can stay the night and in the morning hike about 30 minutes up to the peak to get spectacular views of the snow peaks of the Sierra. The highest peaks in Colombia.

 

Santa Marta

 

Punta Gallinas

This desert landscape is the most northerly point of South America.
You won’t be meeting many tourists here. Eat great lobster, visit the
pink flamingos and sleep in an enormous Wayúu hammock.

 

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

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

 

Aracataca

Fans of Gabriel García Márquez will enjoy wandering through the streets if his birthplace. 1.5 hours by bus from Santa Marta.
Visit the Museo Telegrafo where Marquez’s father worked and the Casa Museo Gabriel García Márquez a reproduction of the small farmhouse where Márquez was born.

 

Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta

The Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta is the largest of the swampy marshes located in Colombia between the Magdalena River and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Nueva Venecia is a small village of colourful painted houses on stilts in the middle of Ciénaga Grande.

 

Parque Tayrona

 

Ciudad Perdida

 

Taganga

 

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.

 

Patio

 

Terrace/Kitchen

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ABOUT US

Aluna Casa y Cafe is a small family run 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.



		

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