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Oscar's Place

Certificate of Excellence
Finca la Fortuna, Minca | Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Santa Marta, Colombia
Oscar's Place
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Oscar and his wife are amazing people. They open their home to strangers with open arms. Oscar is fun to talk to and has a lot of insight about Minca and the surrounding area. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. The drinks were also very good. I am an American business owner that works a lot and Oscar's Place gave... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Oscar's Place was a paradise for us. It is located (albeit after a fairly taxing walk if you have heavy bags) in stunning setting. The view over the valley is amazing and the sunsets whilst drinking a beer with your legs in the plunge pool are a treat. Go here if you are in a couple for sure. Or not... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A brilliant place to stay, but I'm mainly writing this to help with directions. It can be a bit confusing. Follow the road up from the police station, then take the dirt path, like in the photo. After a few minutes you'll see a sign for Oscar's Place.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It's a beautiful place, that is well located in the mountains. It's also surrounded by lots of vegetation and birds.This place is really unique. It is very calm. Hosts are helpful; they can provide meals for appropriate price. Prices for rooms are reasonable. A bit remote from the center of the city, but that's part of its charm!

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Cartagena, Colombia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I really loved this place. Oscar and Sandra (the owners) will treat you nicely (like if you where their family or long time friends). The place is a stunning gem in the middle of the jungle where you'll be able to relax, get in touch with nature, let fish eat the dead skin off of your feet, and so forth.... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We originally meant to stay at Oscar's place for two nights but loved it so much we ended up staying for five. The location is beautiful, really out of the way, and with amazing views over the mountains and wildlife. Our cottage was basic but homely and clean with an outdoor shower and brilliant views. Oscar and his family were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The four stars are mostly because of deserted location and view. Our cottage was clean and basic. A cold shower outside with no privacy for people hiding on the hill ;-). But it was also charming. a so so toilet (i was sick and it didnt flush well..). People are nice but a bit alternative. I dont mind but we... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is staying at a nice guy's house. The views of the valley below are spectacular, the sunset, watching the lights of Santa Marta slowly come on and the sounds of nature are a relaxing change of pace from the constant honking everywhere else you go in Colombia. It is a nice walk to town, the views in the morning... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My partner and I made a special trip to stay at Oscar's after reading all the wonderful reviews. I think that perhaps our experience wasn't typical, as it really didn't gel with what we had read. The positives are that it is a wonderful spot. The 15 minute trek from the road is definitely worth it and we were fortunate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Oscar's place is located beautifully in the mountains overlooking the sea and Santa Marta. It has a very warm and welcome atmosphere and Oscar welcomes all its guests on arrival. Dinner at night takes place together with all the other guests, which gives the hostel a cosy feeling in which you share a lot of experiences with the other guests.... More 

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