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Reserva Natural El Matuy

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Palomino, Colombia
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Reserva Natural El Matuy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The place is absolutely beautiful with lovely cabins and amazing outdoor bathrooms. Food generally was amazing but let down by one or two bad meals. We would give it 5 starts for the first two days, the only minor complaint we had was sharing tables with other people when the place was sold as a romantic retreat. However, on our... More

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ElMatuy, Owner at Reserva Natural El Matuy, responded to this review

Dear Danny, As our number one objective is so provide a beautiful, warming environment in which the guest can relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area, thank you for visiting El Matuy and your positive comments of our hotel. As for the rest of the review, there seems to be a lack of communication that is worthy of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wonderful place just outside small town of Palomino, 80 km east of Santa Marta. Perfect romantic vibe: from cabins to candle-lit dinners (no electricity) to palm-trees' garden to wide beach and hammocks. Tip: go 15 minutes to the east, pass a lagoon and you'll find a river with cold and warm currents. Don't swim in the lagoon :)

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife and I took our honeymoon to northern Colombia. We visited Cartagena, Tayrona, Palomino, and Minca. Looking back now, I'd say we had our most relaxing day and our most nature-filled day while staying at El Matuy. Patricia and Inez cooked up 3 fantastic meals for us each day. The beach is a walk to two river heads and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

O went in April with my husband, my children and another couple with kids. The best vacations ever, for the kids. Excellent Cabins, very comfortable. At night gorgeous candles and deck. Good food Very nice beach, very close you can take surf classes. The river next to the hotel is also very fresh and pretty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

wonderful, peaceful getaway given the lack of distraction with no cell phones or computers (no electricity). our biggest stress was deciding which hammock to lay in. the staff were professional and delicious food! i would highly recommend this to friends. NOTE: the waves are a bit rough and we did not go into the ocean as much as we thought... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Absolute paradise! I can not rate this place highly enough. Home-cooked food, wonderful beach huts and miles of untouched coastline at your disposal. What more could you want? We loved our stay and would only have liked to have stayed longer.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We have a great time at El Matuy. We spent four nights there, and we did not want to come back to the city. The People who works there are really nice persons and hard workers, those women makes you feel like home.

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Vancouver, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is one of the most special places we have ever been to. The beach is stunning, the service is friendly and very attentive. The food is plentiful and delicious. You'll get to try all the authentic "costeño" dishes of Colombia including all kinds of seafood. The lack of electricity makes this a very relaxing vacation where you can unplug... More

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La Dorada, Colombia
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

when friends told me about this place - cabins and no electricity - I was a bit sceptical, but my cousin Martina said she would love that so I made a reservation. The place is really beautiful, the beach, the palm trees, hammocks, cabins, and candle light. We met some very nice and interesting people from different countries to talk... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I stayed for three days at El Matuy early February this year and I must say that it fully met my expectations. I loved the peaceful calmness of that spot as I spent a lot of time hanging in the hammock watching the waves rolling in and the pelicans fishing. It was just awesome. In addition I experienced a great... More

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Address: Palomino, Colombia
Location: Colombia > La Guajira Department
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Reserva Natural El Matuy Colombia

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