Fodor's Expert Review Finca Barlovento

, Bolívar, Colombia Fodor's Choice

Perched on 10-foot-high rocks above Naranjos beach, with the Piedra River rolling past to meet the sea, this is the beach house of your dreams. The waves beating below the hotel's wooden decks are interrupted only by birdsong, and occasionally, the roar of howler monkeys from PNN Tayrona across the river. There are two further lodges, with river-facing rooms that are more spacious and serene, and have en suite bathrooms and air-conditioning. Delicious, varied meals are among the best along the coast and are served at a communal table, creating an intimate, familiar atmosphere. Barlovento deserves a long stay whether it's to soak up the unbeatable setting or explore neighboring Tayrona or the Palomino coast.

PROS

  • a raised deck bar with great ocean views
  • a beautiful beach which rarely sees visitors
  • excellent meals

CONS

  • rooms in the original house, open to the elements, can be noisy for some
  • Wi-Fi patchy
  • no hot water in the original house

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Green, Romantic, Service, Views
Intimate
On the beach
Casual Chic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -312–719–9643

HOTEL DETAILS

9 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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