The word Finca technically literally translates to a farm or ranch. However, in many cases, Fincas in Colombia are more like holiday homes in the country. Many have been converted into tourist destinations as lodges and guesthouses, and they make the perfect places to go and spend some time away from it all, relax, and take in the fresh air. The best area to enjoy a Finca in Colombia is in the coffee-growing region, where there are plenty of nice ones and the surrounding scenery and climate is perfect. Here you’ll learn about the 5 top Fincas in the coffee-growing region of Colombia.
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Farm La Aurora Salento
The Aurora es located in the area known as Boquia, only about 5 km outside of Salento. In addition to offering rooms for guests, La Aurora is also an active coffee farm. That means you are sure to have the freshest coffee to enjoy during a stay here. You will be able to learn more about the process from bean to cup. You’ll also enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables grown on-site in all your meals. Guests can wander the grounds and take in the fresh air or relax around the house hanging out with the friendly dogs. La Aurora is a perfect place to relax and recharge, landing it on this list of the best Fincas in Colombia.
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Salento Ranch Lodging
The Salento Ranch is also located outside of Boquia. The colorful house is located atop a hill, meaning you can take in the amazing views of the valley below. There are standard double rooms as well as family rooms here, all nice and cozy furnished. You can take the horses from the Finca out for a ride To take in the surrounding scenery in true peasant style, and of course, you can also just hang out taking it easy with the friendly dogs here too. That lands it easily on this list of the best Fincas in Colombia’s coffee-growing region.
If you would also like to spend some time in town, be sure to see our guides to the best 4 and 5 stars and best 3-star hotels in Salento. Or if you prefer just to go in for the day while enjoying the peace and quiet of a Finca, see our guides to the best cafes and restaurants in Salento.
Reserve El Cairo-Valle de Cocora
Located just 3 km outside of Salento and one of the very few places to stay located inside the famous Cocora Valley park, Cairo is an especially good choice for the best Finca near Salento for nature lovers. You will be able to enjoy the great views of iconic wax palms the Valle del Cocora is known for and that are Colombia’s national tree. In fact, you can see over 200 different types of trees and plants in the surrounding forest and over 100 different types of birds. The rooms are also well furnished and will have you feeling like you are truly in a home away from home.
Nature lovers will also want to consider a visit to the mountain town of Minca and Tayrona National Park on the Caribbean coast. See our guides to the best 3-star, 4-star, and 5-star hotels in Minca as well as to the best 3-star, 4-star, and 5-star hotels near Tayrona.
Monarch Reserve Hotel
The Monarch Reserve Hotel, Located about halfway between Salento and Filandia, is next on this list of best country homes in Colombia. Located on top of a hill, there are gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains and valleys here. There is a pretty lake on-site as well as a jacuzzi and sauna. This is a great choice for the best Salento Finca to relax and pamper yourself a bit.
The final place on this list of the best Fincas near Salento is the Piedmont Ecohotel. Rooms here are superbly furnished with an antique and elegant decor. The pretty property includes lots of green and even a children’s playground. If you want even more peace and quiet, you can stay in the beautiful little cottage on the property.
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