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Rio Claro Valley

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Address: Medellin, Colombia
Phone Number:
+57 4 2688855

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Nice...Incredible Scenery!

Rio Claro is a legitimate 3.5 hour drive from MDE. The road is OK but very winding and laced with fast and sometimes slow semi-truck traffic. It is not a relaxing drive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Diego, California
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Rio Claro is a legitimate 3.5 hour drive from MDE. The road is OK but very winding and laced with fast and sometimes slow semi-truck traffic. It is not a relaxing drive. Awesome rafting with 5y/o son, Jorge the raft captain was a gentleman and insured an adventurous trip even though the rapids were level 1 or less...the marble canyon... More 

Thank RPDiario
Mount Airy, Maryland
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65 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for birds, if you can put up with the accommodations. Our birding tour spent two nights here. The bird list is substantial, including many endemic species, and there is currently an active Oilbird cave. As the restaurant is open on the sides, we were able to spot interesting birds - toucans, hummingbirds, flycatchers, and others... More 

Thank Alan B
Medellin, Colombia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you feel adventurous and love nature this is a good option. There are eco-cabins that are simple but comfortable, which are immerse in the forest surrounding river Rio Claro. It is required certain level of fitness depending on the activities you choose. It is simple but nature reminded me Travel to the Center of Earth.

Thank Ramses C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in an open-air room overlooking the river and was able to watch monkeys and Iguanas from the balcony. Truely amazing feeling to have marble canyon walls towering over you. Avoid going on the weekends as its much more peaceful and relaxing mid-week. I had no problems with making a reservation but I was told by a hostel owner that... More 

Thank Brennan S
Boca Raton, Florida
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55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed here 3 nights and should have left immediately. I had to argue with them to get help with my bags. A 1.2 Km walk to my room which was dirty. The staff could care less about attending to you. Everything was an arguement. Birding was great but again, they know nothing. It is a water theme park with... More 

Thank John E
Lyons-la-Foret, France
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

To be honest, during my whole trip over Colombia the service of this place really sucks, i mean, you can find nice and helpful people in the majority places of Colombia, BUT THIS, is the WORST... i spend one week trying to get and answer for a reservation, also called several times to land line and cell phone but NO... More 

1 Thank Antonin D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Rio Claro is an amazing eco reserve to visit. Stay in the El Refugio cabins if you can. It's a wonderful place to relax, swim in the rio, and learn about the jungle. The Director of the reserve is dedicated to preserving and educating both Colombians and foreigners about the natural environment. There are fun activities as well: ziplines, caving... More 

Thank Charles M
Lahaina, Hawaii
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I thought taking a 3 hour drive just to get to Rio Claro from Medellin would be too exhausting but if you have the time, please consider visiting the area. We took a private tour with Landventure Tours (best choice ever, I'll review this company shortly). Hiking to and through the cave was amazing, I have travelled to many places... More 

1 Thank Mauishearer
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108 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. The area is really fantastic. Beautiful nature, so many birds and we even saw otters nearby and ejoyed it very much. The food was great. We stayed in La Maluta cabins. Spacious room but cold water in the bathroom. And why are there no insect screens where the windows are????? Because there is nog... More 

1 Thank MirandaNederland
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Great place for birding. Stayed two nights. Didn't bother with activities but I did swim in at the beach. Not excellent because no clear management or leadership and it was our first place in Colombia - I lost some binoculars and nobody really helped me. But the location and birds were brilliant!

1 Thank foxontherox

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