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How to get to Finca Carpe Diem

Geographically we are located in the Minca area (North Colombia) but our exact location is the village of Paso del Mango, a beautiful tropical valley crossed by two rivers. The landscape is the same but less people and more wild nature compared to busy Minca.


  • With public transport: take a taxi (more or less 15,000 pesos) or buseta (2000 pesos) from Santa Marta to Bonda. Ask to get off at the Police Station in Bonda. Here you need to go up a small road to reach Finca Carpe Diem higher up in the mountains with a motorbike (15 min – 18.000 cop), this motorbike ride is paid directly to the drivers and they usually DON’T have change for 50.000 bills. The whole drive is easy to find – though a bit rough – and takes roughly 50 minutes in total from Santa Marta. Please send a whatsapp message to our reception to get a motorbike (315 621 5125) or to one of our reliable motodrivers: Gato, Jaider and Luis, with phone numbers 0057 304 334 4790 (Gato), 0057 316 23 61 760 (Jaider) and 0057 316 889 7459 (Luis). 

NOTE: Please do not book the motorbikes to go down again, we can book one for you 30 minutes in advance from reception.

  • Own transport: If you have your own car you need a SUV 4×4 drive for the last part in between Bonda and Paso del Mango, as this is a dirty road and in bad shape.
  • Door to door service: We can offer private transportation for 140.000 pesos for the whole car from any place in Santa Marta and for 170,000 from the airport.

If you come from Palomino-Tayrona direction then take a bus direction Santa Marta and get off at Veracruz, Bonda. This is 20 minutes before Santa Marta. You could walk to the police station of Bonda (around 25 minutes) and follow the descriptions in the previous paragraph, or take a motorbike in Veracruz directly to Finca Carpe Diem (35 min – 20.000 cop). We can organize a car from Bonda for 110,000 pesos.

We accept cash and credit card (the fee of the card use is a 6% of the amount). You can also pay with cash EURO or USD (no extra cost)

Check in at room is at 2PM. You can arrive before and use our facilities, such as swimming pool and restaurant.

Check out of the room is at 10AM.

Please pay your bill on check-out day before 10AM.

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