Hacienda Venecia is a working coffee plantation which welcomes visitors in a sociable atmosphere.
Hacienda Venecia is a working coffee plantation which has opened its doors to visitors with the sort of friendly welcome you can expect from Colombians. You almost feel like you are visiting friends. In fact, the idea is that guests mingle socially: meals are taken communally around a kitchen table. The wraparound veranda with hammocks and rocking chairs is the perfect place to sit back and relax enjoying the tranquillity.
There are half a dozen brightly decorated guest rooms in the main house which has a very rural feel as it is constructed from bahareque, similar to adobe – mud, straw and brick all feature. The buildings are surrounded by pleasant gardens with bird-spotting trails and in which there is a pool.
Tours of the coffee plantation are offered, you have to pre-book a private one or you can join in a group when you are there.
What our clients say
Most Memorable Moment?: Impossible to pick one place/moment. A very varied and interesting few weeks. Cartagena was definitely a highlight.SJA, Malvern
Highlight?: The coffee region and Cartagena were both spectacular to visit. Mompos was lovely and worth making the effort to get to.IR, London
Highlight?: Difficult! As a general tourist, probably the Salt Cathedral, bur personally the return to Pereira after 42 years!JPM, London
Highlights?: Salt cathedral at Zipaquira, Communa 13 in Medellin and the thermal springs in Purace NPDC, Tarporley
Highlight: The coffee country. The Colombian people.CB, St. albans
Highlight: Cartagena: as romantic a destination as I had hoped.DG, Sheffield
Our expert's view
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
I really enjoyed the informal, friendly atmosphere of this hacienda with its well-stocked honesty bar and communal dining tables with plentiful local food. It’s worth pre-booking onto one of their private tours around the coffee farm, the guides are very informative.
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