Finca Carpe Diem is an eco-resort in the middle of the jungle near Minca. Relax in one of our swimming pools while having stunning views over mountains and endless virgin forests. Truly, you will feel completely disconnected. Discover a land of cacao, coffee and gorgeous waterfalls. Or chill out with a cold beer in one of our hammock areas, feel one with nature and listen to the sound of the river.
Our exact location is beautifully called Paso del Mango, so please read directions carefully before traveling.
What do we offer?
– The guesthouse is located right within our farm and nature reserve. You will be surrounded by mountains, rivers and forests on every side.
– Two swimming pools with large terraces. The new one (September 2017) offers a spectacular view over the surrounding mountains and jungle.
– Located alongside a crystalline river with private entrances, dozens of swimming holes and impressive waterfalls nearby (some are over 40 meters high).
– Unique excursions within short walking distance to coffee and cacao farms, lost cities, nature reserves, private 360° viewpoints, waterfalls and birding places.
– All rooms come with air conditioning or natural rooftop materials so you have a good rest at all times.
– All beds have first quality mattresses. Most private rooms are provided with King size mattresses and cotton bed linen.
– A lounge with comfortable seats, and three kogi-styled huts with lots of hammocks to relax.
– Brand new 4-bed dorms and communal areas (September 2017) provide breathtaking views over the forests.
– Unique restaurant with food a la carte. Daily you can choose between meat, fish, pasta and lots of vegetarian dishes. Our breakfast comes with homemade bread.Try our Colombian styled goat stew or duck, straight from our farm.
– We are committed to social and environmental goals. For example, we are undertaking a tree planting project. Also, all our staff lives in the village nearby and we work with locally manufactured ingredients, often from our own farm.
– Important: you will be on a Colombian finca. There is loooots of space and nature on all sides. You will find a peaceful, relaxing and comfortable environment that is hard to find elsewhere.
Do not go to Minca to get here, instead travel straight Santa Marta – Bonda – Paso del Mango (only 45 minutes) and read the instructions under How To Get Here carefully.
We accept creadit cards for which we charge 6%.
Learn more about usHow to get here
Beautiful 35 m2 cabin in the middle of the the hills, where the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is located. An incredible pool at only a few meters outside the room. Indigenous styled roof, made with palms from the tropical forest. Luxury private bathroom with all services and trimmings, very comfortable king size mattress of the best...
Carpe Diem’s restaurant is known for its delicious specialties from the Belgian, Colombian and international cuisine.
We serve over more than four different kinds of breakfasts, including pancakes with homemade honey and fruits from the farm. Other breakfasts come with our homemade delicious bread, natural juices from the farm, marmalade, organic coffee and other ingredients that are locally produced.
The restaurant serves delicious dishes of the Colombian and international cuisine, including the best quality seafood, fish, meat, pastas and vegetarian dishes.
Most of our plates come with fresh vegetables, often from our farm.
This is a full restaurant so guests can always choose between some 20 dishes. We also serve entrees and desserts, including homemade lemon ice.
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