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“a paradise that feels like home”

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Emerald Green Guest House
Ranked #4 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Minca
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Minca, Colombia
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“a paradise that feels like home”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

my staying in minca was very pleasant , and i have to say that emerald hostel was responsible for that :) i felt like home. Peacefull and beautifull nature around, i could totally rest. the hostel its very comfortable and the people is very friendly and trustworthy. Totally recommend it!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Thank you, for this amazing week in your beautiful hostal in minca. I really enjoyed the relax and friendly atmosphere in the hostal the rooms are quiet and full of light..listing the sound of the river and seeing everyday this powerful mountains arround...having great walks to the waterfalls and the farms near to the town...having nice times in the afternoon sharing experience,enjoying good food the best coffee and playing music together......thank you for sharing the magic of life

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

If you are going to Minca, be sure to stay here. Our room was clean and comfortable, but the best thing about the place was Niall. He gave us great advice on how to see the local sights and recommended great restaurants! Loved our time there!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Stayed at the Emerald Green for a night with my wife and can guarantee that the next time I visit Minca, I will stay again. As many reviewers have commented, Niall is as good a host as you will come across. From the second I arrived (without reservation), he will filling me with information and stories about Colombia in general and Minca specifically. He tailored a hiking trip around Minca for us (taking in the waterfalls and coffee finca), organising our transport up the mountain (we walked down) and lending me some binoculars (sorry for not returning them - hope you managed to get them in the end!).

The guesthouse itself is great - we had a double room with private bathroom and balcony for a really low price. Uisce, the permanent guard dog, will keep you safe - although not that you need it in Minca.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Niall and Rochi are great folks and you really can't do wrong by selecting the Emerald Green Guest House as your living quarters during your stay in Minca. Some great food coming out of the Cocina de Rochi, very homey and lovely atmosphere. Niall runs walking tours in the area and is a great guide and good company. Very welcoming couple who I rank as friends after our short stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boca Raton
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

Niall has to be one of the best hosts around - we stayed for 3 nights and felt totally at home. Our room was spacious and he gave us the choice, both at the same rate (even though we picked the more expensive room). We ate all our meals at the guesthouse, personally cooked by him and enjoyed them all. He advised on where to hike in the surrounding Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and showed us the best place to laze by the river running through Minca. He also made sure my wife could work by giving her his personal broadband card for Internet access. Ishka, his dog also made us very welcome! We loved our stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Emerald G, Owner at Emerald Green Guest House, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
We here in Emerald Green Guest House want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope its a good one.

Many thanks ....EMERALD GREEN....
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

We stayed at the Emerald Green in June and had an amazing stay. We arrived in Minca in the middle of a storm and the only place we could find to stay was a dark, dingy and very dirty room however Minca was so beautiful we thought what the hell, its only a couple of nights. We quickly dumped our bags and headed out to explore where we bumped into Niall.

Niall began telling us about his guest house and restaurant and was so enthusiastic that we decided to go with him to have a look and boy are we glad we did. Straight away Niall and his wife Rochi made us feel so welcome, showing us around their beautiful home and giving us lots of local information. We decided straight away to leave the place we had just booked into and move up to the Emerald Green.

We stayed in the double room which was beautiful and had an amazing view out to the river and down to the town and best of all so peaceful.The room was a good size, nice and clean and had a lovely hot shower. The food Rochi served was fantastic, a great breakfast and real hearty Colombian food for lunch and dinner. Both Niall and Rochi have a wealth of knowledge about Colombia and the local area and Niall is very happy to be your tour guide. We spent a half day with Niall trekking in the local area, visiting the lost waterfall and then canyoning back along the river, then after lunch Niall was kind enough to bring his TV out for us along with himself and some of the locals to watch the football over a couple of cold beers.

Minca really is a beautiful place to visit and made even better by our stay the Emerald Green. Niall and Rochi really are passionate about what they do and truly made our stay, thank you guys.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Emerald Green Guest House
Address: Next to Police Station | Minca, Minca calle 1, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Minca
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Minca
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Number of rooms: 3
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