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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 eco hotel walk along the river beautiful reserve accommodation options small bus avoid weekends dry season nature reserve three hours other travelers
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Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and to be honest wish we hadn’t bothered. The price for Colombia is extortionist the food which is included is average at best. The activities are not worth your time or money. The rafting is nothing more than a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Weasel1981
Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

We really wanted to love Rio Claro but seriously struggled. We’ve been in Colombia for 2 months and this is the first place we genuinely hated. 1. The price. Prices start at COP130,000 per person including food. But they’re very cheeky, the day we arrived...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank charmaloo88
Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

This is a beautiful reserve in the middle of the jungle. I suggest staying overnight; the view from the rooms is breathtaking. I highly suggest getting a room with the panoramic view and as high up as possible. Prices are high for what it costs...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank googoori
Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

My family- all adults- and I just spent 3 nights at Rio Claro. Loved it but offer this advice: Don’t go on a weekend or holiday. The open air accommodations mean you’ll hear every neighbor as if they’re in your room with you. Don’t go...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Morris867
Reviewed January 27, 2019

We stayed here for three nights and on the whole, had a really fantastic time. We booked one of their best rooms (El Fugio Panoramic) which you definitely become at one with the creatures as it's completely open air. It took a bit of getting...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Meredith B
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
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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