COLOMBIA'S COFFEE REGION
right in the middle of cali, medellin and bogota is colombia's famous coffee region, valle de cocora, home to lush scenery with trees and mountains and grass like we've never seen before. after our 4 days in cali we took a bus to armenia, a small transit town that is only 1 hour from our hacienda.
for the next 3 nights we cozied up, hidden amongst the lush scenery of colombia’s coffee region at hacienda bambusa, a working plantation that offers guests an ideal place to explore, taste coffee & chocolate, ride horses, or simply relax poolside. the area is rich in breathtaking scenery, flora & fauna with so much size and diversity, the jungletruly feels alive. it's also run by hard working, loving, and friendly people. the central courtyard is surrounded by 8 rooms, each with a private balcony where guests can relax with a book or take a siesta in the woven hammocks while listening to the birds sing [there are hummingbirds EVERYWHERE].
my favorite parts? the AMAZING food [which is included in the price], the intimate family feeling, the ever-changing dining experience [each meal is set up in a different part of the hotel], the cozy rooms, peaceful vibes, and incredibly kind staff.
ACTIVITIES AT HACIENDA BAMBUSA
bambusa's activity list is extensive and includes things like:
- coffee tasting
- cacao workshop
- cooking class with bambusa chef
- zip lining
- horse back ride (with an epic river crossing)
- hot air balloning
we chose to go horseback riding and coffee tasting and loved every bit of the experience – the staff at bambusa makes sure that you're well stocked with snacks, water and safety for the day, yet you also feel completely rugged. my favorite part was definitely crossing the river on the horses! more photos below
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