We stayed for 2 nights at Oscars and could have stayed much longer. The jungle setting of the hostel and waking up to the sound of howler monkeys, as well as the most dreamlike sunsets and clear skies for star gazing make this place something else. We stayed in a 4-bed dorm, but I slept on the veranda outside the dorm in a hammock both nights, listening to the insects humming, which was awesome.Oscar and his wife Sandra couldn't make you feel more welcome, and the communal home-cooked dinners, as well as Oscar's famous fixer-upper cocktail, make you feel like part of the family. Minca itself is great for trekking and has excellent places for swimming in the lakes and jumping into waterfalls! If you are lucky (as we were) you can also spot sloths and toucans in the trees. Go to Minca and stay at Oscars!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oscar's Place is a breath taking property which is positioned on the end of a spectacular ridge north of Minca with huge drops on either side meaning views through trees & flowers to successive mountain ranges and the valley to Santa Marta and the most beatiful sunsets over the Caribbean below. Some of the accommodation is open air with 30km views from your pillow. All showers and bathrooms have spectacular views to jungle and coastline. The food is healthy and excellent. WELCOME TO MY HOME! ... more less