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La Casa de Lola Garcia

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La Casa de Lola Garcia is a longstanding family guest house in Colombia's coffee country.

In the heart of the coffee region, La Casa de Lola Garcia is a restored Spanish colonial property dating back to the early 1800s: its namesake acquired it shortly after that. She lived there until the 1940s, when the house was sold. It was then bought back by a member of the 5th generation of the Garcia family in 2010 and restored to its former status with very few changes.

The property has a bit of a 'boutique guesthouse' flavour, well imbued with the colonial style of dark wooden furniture and shuttered windows. The courtyard is surrounded by a terrace with guest rooms, kitchen and sitting room opening out into it.   At the back there is a small back garden with a Jacuzzi and some tables and chairs. Upstairs there are more rooms and another former sitting area now used as a massage room. Staff are really friendly and English is spoken.

They also offers some excursions,  including a guided tour of Salamina including a chance to savour local delicacies; a coffee experience;  an excursion to the Samaria Wax Palm Forest (either a trek or horse ride) and paragliding.

 

 

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • Enjoyed every aspect of our trip to Colombia. Fourteen years ago when we first visited the country we felt slightly on edge due to security situation. This time we experienced a very different feeling as we travelled around. Everyone we met seemed eager to show their country in a positive light and we sensed a population very proud of what their nation has to offer.

    JE, Sunbury On Thames
  • Highlight: Tayrona National Park trekking and meeting the local community in nature environment.

    JS, Harrow
  • It was a superb trip, I don’t think our feedback really conveyed how much we enjoyed Colombia particularly. It really exceeded our expectations. Los Llanos was super superb.

    SM, Helensburgh
  • Colombia was superb. A wonderful variety of scenery and cultures, and people trying their hardest to live normal lives and welcome visitors very genuinely

    JK, Basingstoke
  • San Agustin and Isnos were amazing expereinces: cultures I knew nothing about and memorable sites and monuments.

    DG, Sheffield
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Impossible to pick one place/moment.  A very varied and interesting few weeks.  Cartagena was definitely a highlight.

    SJA, Malvern
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Our expert's view

Hannah Waterhouse
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.

This colonial house has a great atmosphere and is run by the family of the original owner, so the service is attentive and personalised. It’s a great base from which to visit the little-visited town of Salamina, there are some good restaurants within walking distance, and also the impressive wax palms in the countryside nearby.

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