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Rio Claro Valley

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Medellin, Colombia
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All reviews el refugio cave tour zip line bring a flashlight water shoes mosquito net included meals natural reserve eco hotel walk along the river jungle experience accommodation options small bus avoid weekends dry season rafting trip three hours
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Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

I recommend this every time I have the chance. I would do the cavern exploration again in a heart beat. I want to explore other caves because of my experience here. I went with a group on a day trip and we each did two...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Departure11089942284
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Rio claro is a place that you shouldn't miss if you are visiting anywhere near Medellin. If you love adventure and you really don't mind flexing your muscles, this is the place for you. We, around 20 friends visited the place from Medellin. It was...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Harish B
Reviewed September 18, 2018

The towels had stains, the mosquito nets for the beds had holes, the bathroom smelled terrible. The food was really subpar, white rice and "pollo sudado" all the time. The activities are great (rafting was really fun) and the river is amazing and really pretty,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Santiago D
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
3  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

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank donclemento
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

Date of experience: February 2018
8  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

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: December 2017
1  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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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