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Reserva Natural El Matuy

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Kilometer 74, Troncal Del Caribe From Santa Marta to Riohacha | Palomino, Colombia
Reserva Natural El Matuy
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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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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best place to rest easy. Within a peaceful atmosphere, served by friendly people, with a delicious, balanced and original variety of organic foods of the region. Hosted in a beautiful and fresh cottage with the best view and sound of the sea.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing eco resort that has spectacular locally grown food and fresh fish right out of the ocean. I spent 5 nights here and it wasn't quite enough. Just read, swan, ate and hung out with other guests - ultra relaxing. You are forced to disconnect by having cabana's without power (although, at the main building, they do... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved our three nights at El Matuy. It was easy to get to, the staff is very friendly and accommodating and the nature in the area is just fantastic. We loved the fact that the owners have chosen not to have electricity in the bungalows, it really helps to connect with the beautiful nature and it's easier to get used... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

At first my party was doubtful about having no electricity at all during our stay at El Matuy, but as the days and specially the nights went by, surrounded just by candles, nature, sea relaxing sounds and very nice people, we began to feel we were discovering paradise! A place for adults to really disconnect and children to really connect... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The perfect place to bring you loved one and chill between to intense (or not) treacking sessions. Just make a reservation, go there and let them do their things: playa, sun, waves and fine food. True story

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ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Having booked El matuy and even after reading their website, we still were unsure what to expect. However on arrival all fears were alleviated. Utter calm, on the tail end of palomino beach. A welcoming sight of Palm trees, hammocks, the sea roaring and a welcome lunch of king prawns, rice, salad & plantains set us up for our four... More 

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Siena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

You want to turn off the light (for real there isn't elettricity just candles!) and relax all day? this is the place... you will sleep in a tahtched hut on the beach in the middle of palms. (be awared of falling coconuts). hammocks in your balcony, and the sea in front of you. Breakfast lunch and dinner is served on... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I came solo to El Matuy and spent 4 nights 'Chez Tucci', the owner of this hidden gem. I don't think I've ever been so relaxed. The cabanas are well appointed, clean and perfect. The tropical ocean views and setting from my deck lounging in my hammock were extraordinary. Even the ice cold Aguilas tasted better. The walks down the... More 

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Cambridge, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

For travelers who love to relax in a natural setting, El Matuy is a great choice. No electricity or hot water, but plenty of palm trees, hammocks, bean bags and a huge private beach to help you forget about technology. Also, the staff makes you three delicious, healthy meals per day here so you have lots of time to explore... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This place is sort of a fantasy spot where you can disconnect from the rest of the world and relax 100%. This is one of few spots where you enjoy nature, human interaction, detox from technology and daily stress. I was there for 4 days with 15 other friends and it was a fascinating experience. The staff is very friendly... More 

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