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Las Palmeras Eco-Hotel

Isla Grande | Islas del Rosario, Colombia
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Las Palmeras Eco-Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Isla Grande B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cuenca
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

If you are looking for beautiful beaches near Cartegena and want to avoid the chaos of Playa Blanca, then Las Palmeras Eco-Hostel on Isla Grande is the place to be! The hostel is located 10 minutes from a beach with calm, beautiful turquoise water that is perfect for wading. Also 10 minutes from la laguna encantada, which lights up florescent... More

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Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This hostel is located inland on Isla Grande. There are individual cabins with thatched roofs, some with private bathrooms and some without. The shower is lovely, a big bucket of water and the shell of a tumba fruit to scoop it with, and the rooms are clean and nicely furnished with mosquito netting, which we didn't need. The place is... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Ok , well this was my first introduction to an eco hotel experience and I have to say I found it overall a disappointing one. The accommodation is a wooden shack, which although authentic if you are looking for that ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’ experience, was however expensive compared to decent hotels in Santa Marta which my partner and... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Definitely one of the coolest places I've ever stayed. We were thinking we'd just come for one or two days and ended up staying 3. We were worried that it would be busy but it was really quiet (right before Christmas) with only 1 other couple staying there. A few others would come during the day to use the beach... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My husband and I decided to spend a night at Las Palmeras after reading all the reviews and mentally preparing ourselves for what to expect. We knew there would be no showers and no AC (we actually brought our own mini-fan that was battery operated), and were really expecting a local experience with hospitable hosts (we had read that Ana... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights and it was a wonderful experience but there are definitely some things that must be noted. Firstly I would definitely recommend emailing the nearest hotel to organise transfer with them. The nearest hotel is Hotel San Pedro de Majagua and it is only 5 mins away. We booked our transfer through the tour group... More

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Helsinki
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Okay, maybe our stay did not start in the best way but I must say that the hostel was a dissapointment in every way. Ann Rosa who owns the place had told us that 90 000 pesos / night / person includes everything except drinks as bear or soft drinks. Well, it turned out to be that the price didn't... More

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denver
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

we recently stayed one night at las palmeras and it was all we expected and hoped it would be! it was a challenge for us to get to the hotel, though. we would recommend now working with one of the large resorts on the island and arrange a ride with their shuttle service. the staff are so sweet they welcomed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We spent 2 nights here recently and thought it was very good. Food is generous and tasty, cooked on a barbecue, the owners are friendly and clearly very proud of their ecohotel. Accommodation is basic but very clean ( towels included which we didn't expect), with hammocks at the door. Outside bathroom which was fun, nice to take a shower... More

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Somerville, MA
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

There are a whole bunch of hotels on Isla Grande, but this may be the cheapest. Overall, we found that hotels all along the Colombian coast were surprisingly expensive. Las Palmeras has rustic accommodations, but friendly staff and excellent food. If you are coming here and you don't speak Spanish, bring your phrase book or dictionary. People on the island... More

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Address: Isla Grande | Islas del Rosario, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Islas de Rosario > Isla Grande

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our hotel is 100% ecological and in nature, managed by five local families of islanders. We produce electricity from solar panels. We offer fun activities for adults and children: snorkeling in the coral reef, luminiscent lake at night, tour of the lakes and mangrove by kayak, bird sanctuary, forest hikes, and visits to the local village. The island is also perfect for just relaxing with a good book on a hammock or on the beach. ... more   less 
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