It's impossible to describe how incredible Oscar's place is - you really have to GO!
We were the only guests at the time and it feels like you're staying with a long-lost laid back uncle. Prices are more than reasonable - $20000 for hammock, $25000 dorm bed and there's also a private double and stunning camping available. He cooks delicious fresh food, lots of which he grows on his land ($10000 for dinner). He aims to be as self-sufficient as possible, generating his own electricity using a turbine and getting water from a stream. He's such an interesting man, more than willing to share his ideas and stories.
He built his house on a ridge with stunning views over the sierra Nevada. The sunsets are magical and you can see hundreds of stars at night.
To get there ask anyone in the town centre at Minca for directions. It's about a 15 min walk through the jungle from the centre and it's not signposted, so you really feel like you're discovering a secret place.
I felt so relaxed there. You can go there with a book and chill in the hammocks or explore his many hectares of land. An absolute must!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oscar's Place is a breath taking property which is positioned on the end of a spectacular ridge below Minca with huge drops on either side meaning views through trees & flowers to successive mountain ranges and the valley to Santa Marta and 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. ... more less