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Oscar's Place

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Finca la Fortuna, Minca | Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Santa Marta, Colombia
Oscar's Place
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  • 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Oscars place has everything it has a beautiful view into the jungle and to santa marta. At night u can see one of the best sunsets i ve ever seen and when the lights in santa marta turn on the night it is an incredible view. Special is the shower which is open and has an astonishing view. What makes... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended from other travellers I walked 20 minutes through the rainforest to reach this unbelievable relaxed place. The owner welcomed us with a fresh drink after the intense walk. The view from the hostel is one of the best that I have seen in Colombia. From this location in the mountains it's possible to see Santa Marta and the Caribian... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent one night at Oscar's Place, because I was flying back to Bogota the next day. To get to the place you have to follow the signs from Minca to Oscar's Place, which is about a 15 to 20 minute walk. This place has great views during the day, because it is build on the edge of the mountain... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A shame that we didnt have more time in Minca! Oscar´s place is definitely a wonderful place to be. The view, the hammocks you can stay in, the athmosphere and also the food Oscar prepares for you is just fantastic. A great experience in the jungle, with the best service and the best value. Oscar is nice and open to... More 

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Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Oscar runs a truly unique sustainable and middle-of-nature guesthouse. His personality, hospitality and conversations were really different and positive as compared to any other guesthouse we stayed at. The pool and views are amazing. You should definitely visit Oscar's Place in Minca if you want to go for ultimate relaxation. The surroundings have a lot to offer by the way.

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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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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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