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Rio Claro Valley

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Excellent getaway to be back to basics

Great to escape and be back to basics. However the rooms are very very basic and no bedding and can... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Carl R
Medellin, Colombia
Great for rejuvenation, relaxation and adventure

My husband and I spent 3 days in Rio Claro and we loved it. This place offers a great close... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
New York City, New York
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Great to escape and be back to basics. However the rooms are very very basic and no bedding and can be extremely hot with no way to cool down. The park has a good natural feel with the activities of rafting and caving to be...More

1  Thank Carl R
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I spent 3 days in Rio Claro and we loved it. This place offers a great close experience with nature but it also provides accommodations that make it easy and practical for you to blend in with the environment. The food was...More

1  Thank Moliver24
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Its one of the most beautiful places you will ever sleep. The View is brilliant. Sound is like jungle in its purest form and its romantic as hell. Moonshine and open view right into the djungle and nobody will see you up there. The river...More

3  Thank iriecrack
Reviewed March 6, 2018

SERVICE: I don´t know why so many people complain about the service.... I was very satisfied with the staff, especially David from reception is a super helpful, patient and polite guy who helped with every question I had (speaks very good english) FOOD: Not high...More

1  Thank Alex J
Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

We just got back from Rio Claro. The reserve is absolutely stunning but it is really overpriced for what you get. The rooms are expensive and the service is really poor. We had a very filthy room with poop in the toilet. We told the...More

Thank Rhodé G
Reviewed December 18, 2017

We visiting here as a family, and with two other couples. It is 3.5 hours from Medellin, and a lovely drive, especially if you have your own cars (as we did) and can stop along the way. The reserve is a large entity with a...More

Thank Bicks_medellin
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Rio Claro is a beautiful place where you can have fun with the activities offered. It is for people wanting to have fun by enjoying nature. Rio Claro is not a Norwegian cavern or one of the Colorado rapids, but is good enough to make...More

1  Thank Henry M
Reviewed November 18, 2017

Upon our arrival,we were disappointed that we were not booked for the lodge inside the reserve. Our hut was across the street in eco hotel. It ended up being perfect or us. It is a mile plus walk to the activities. We enjoy walking so...More

1  Thank tikibartobe
Reviewed October 24, 2017

The place is unique and an unforgettable place to stay in the jungle. We were unlucky in that it rained a lot so the river wasn't clear, so perhaps don't go in the rainy season! That said, we saw loads of beautiful animals and went...More

Thank JDCasasbuenas
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

Staying here in the room with an open balcony was really unique. Everything is well maintained with good paths and stuff. The shower is really cold and there was no electricity during our stay. All the meals are included, basic but OK. The staff though...More

1  Thank Dvk87
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Jacob B
August 3, 2017|
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Response from Beatrix384 | Reviewed this property |
After further reading, I found there is no refund for lodging or meals, there is a limited list of goods for which you can get a reimbursement in Colombia, the following link has a brochure. Search for DIAN Colombia... More
Jean M
July 19, 2017|
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Response from Ralf S | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, well.... you have to be in time, because the best rooms are booked in advance very long time ago.... Please call them and ask for the different possibilities... up or down rooms... and I tell you... its really... More
February 6, 2017|
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Response from Beatrix384 | Reviewed this property |
The best recommendation is go to El Poblado, I know is a 45 min from the airport but the price will make it up for that, and UBER could be really expensive I guess $150-200 and since you don't know the are, the tour is the... More