not long ago minca was a pretty dangerous place because of a strong guerrilla presence, but throughout the past years this region has developed into an ideal destination to relax and enjoy fantastic views & sunsets, the friendliness of the locals, natural beauty, numerous waterfalls, a sunny climate (infamous for growing marijuana) and plenty of outdoor adventure to be had. minca is a small village in the middle of the sierra nevada mountains at 600m altitude, but what makes it unique is that you can be at the ocean in under 1 hour by car. it is known for having the highest elevation mountain range this close to the sea and the result is the beautiful flora and fauna that define this part of colombia.
no frills ecological hostel with breathtaking views of the santa marta mountains and access to all of the adventure around minca. we loved waking up here and enjoying our coffee on the deck as we gazed into the endless beauty of the lush green mountains.