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All 20 La Guajira Department accommodations

Reserva Natural El Matuy

Palomino, Colombia
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Reserva Natural El Matuy
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bogota, Colombia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Ghent, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We visited as a last minute decision. We arrived just as it was getting dark (via moto taxi) and were warmly greeted by an English speaking woman. We were shown to our room by another lady where we had to pay in cash immediately using candle light. The cabins are simple but lovely and we enjoyed not having power. The... More

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Español
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

El Matuy has breathtaking setting, beautiful, comfortable and simple cabins, amazing local food and juices, very friendly staff, a 6 kilometer magical beach next to free flowing and swimmable rivers, for my partner and me, it was just heaven.

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Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This place is just amazing: hammocks directly at the beach between palm trees, very friendly and obliging staff (e.g. helping you opening coconuts) and Ernesto the owner did everything to make us feel home. Even horseback riding and Flamingo-watching were possible. The food was excellent and our special tastes and preferences have been considered. We highly recommand staying at El... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed with 14 American birdwatchers at El Matuy. From here, we birded Los Flamencos sanctuary and other dry scrub habitats. It was a great place to stay if you're visiting some Guajira spots. After birding we had great food and good service. We enjoyed the unique cabins and the lack of electricity. Food is especially delicious. I would definitely... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed in El Matuy for two nights in December and could easily have stayed longer. The place is just magical, with a great vibe, relaxed atmosphere and beautiful setting. The food was also amazing, especially the fresh fish. We had some nice walks on the beach and went tubing down a river nearby.

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Ghent, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We heard lots of good things about this place, so along our trip along the coast we booked it. The area is most enchanting and the cabanas were great, the lack of electricity just adds to the charm. As i am vegetarian and had very tasteful food especially catered to my needs, I have absolutely no reason to complain about... More

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Additional Information about Reserva Natural El Matuy

Also Known As:
Reserva Natural El Matuy Colombia
Address: Palomino, Colombia
Location: Colombia > La Guajira Department
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 Specialty lodging in La Guajira Department

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