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

 

 

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What our clients say

  • Highlights?: Coffee region and Tayrona, lovely people everywhere 

    JM, St Albans
  • In terms of places, we liked Villa de Lleyva, Medellin and Cartagena and very much enjoyed Punta Faro but what struck us was the friendliness of the Colombian people that…

    AR, London
  • Our time in the South West (Huila and Cauca departments including the Tatacoa Desert, San Agustin, Popayan and Purace National Park) stood out. It was the most rewarding in terms…

    DE, Wilmslow
  • Highlight?: San Agustin statues for me, Cartagena for the kids.

    AGB, London
  • Very hard to say which was the most memorable: flour and shaving cream fights in San Agustin on New Year's Eve; stunning views of the Magdalena, both in the South…

    WR, London
  • 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…

    JE, Sunbury On Thames
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Our Expert's Opinion

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.

Hannah
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.

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