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Rio Claro Valley

Medellin, Colombia
(4) 268 8855
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Ranked #10 of 51 Attractions in Medellin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I'm a Colombian but my boyfriend is from New Zealand and I wanted to take him to Colombia , we visited this place and really enjoyed it , we did a lot of activities and loved every single one of them , people there were very friendly and helpful , the food was nice and the whole experience was very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 days at the panoramic rooms. They were wonderful. Far away from the restaurant so if you don't like to walk and climb stairs, wouldn't recommend the "refugio" cabins. The forest and river are really amazing and well taken care of. The food was a bit plain... Could be better. If you like peace and privacy do... More

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montnegro
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Ok not exactly thick Amazon jungle but a wonderful location, good accommodation, simple but clean and perfectly placed along the Rio Claro. Enough activities to kill a few days however the meals were a little hit and miss considering the ingredients available. Not too many mosquitos, hardly bitten. Highlight was hiring the inner tubes and floating down the river. For... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I have visited Rio Claro on two separate occasions and loved it each time. Do not expect a luxurious hotel, that is not what this place is about. Go to the website and do some research before reserving a room. There are several options available. I enjoyed staying in the open air room (although it is true that we had... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Off the main roads you will find this beautiful piece of tranquility. The river flows fast, but is warm enough to swim in - with care; the birds and butterflies are beautiful, and we whiled away a very peaceful afternoon sitting on the rocks by the river. There are many adventurous activities available, but we chose to relax. The accommodation... More

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Leeds
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We enjoyed the stay and had three nights here. We were situated a long way from the reception but so what as we were there to enjoy the river and open air. They should offer fresh fruit as an alternative but the service was mainly fine, the girl running the activities was a bit abrupt hence only four stars. however... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We were travelling in Colombia on a birding trip with Ecoturs. Rio Clara was included in our trip, because there is a cave on the opposite bank with Oilbirds, which fly out at dusk. In fact, there is a site close by where you can see Oilbirds in a large cave during the day, so there is no need to... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

If you wanna explore Colombian ecotouristic places where rivers are amazing you must come to Rio Claro. You'll find yourself in the middle of tropical forest, calm and the relaxing sound of the river. You can find different activities to enjoy from the most calmed (hiking tours) up to spelunking, rafting and canopy. The cabanas have an spectacular view, and... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is a stunning natural reservation and a must see if you are in town and of course if you are looking to spend some time in the middle of nature and out of the city and its normal rhythm. The facilities are simple but very well kept, the river is absolutely beautiful but gotta be careful since its really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Fabulous accommodation set high up in the canopy of the rainforest with open walls so that bug blue butterflies literally fly through the room in the morning and colourful birds perch nearby. The accommodation is basic, but the sounds and sights of the rainforest make up for this. The food is good, not much choice but filling and healthy. The... More

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