This is staying at a nice guy's house. The views of the valley below are spectacular, the sunset, watching the lights of Santa Marta slowly come on and the sounds of nature are a relaxing change of pace from the constant honking everywhere else you go in Colombia. It is a nice walk to town, the views in the morning were great, really enjoyed watching all the birds. It is kind of a bring your own food and drink kind of place although he may or may not be cooking something is what we gathered, so be prepared to figure that part out on your own. We ordered a basic Colombian meal from a local place and they delivered which was nice. Since it is like staying at a guy's house, you're pretty much stuck with whoever else is staying there. When we went there were some obnoxious young naive British boys that were pretty unpleasant, so we left the next day. Also, I wouldn't recommend the private bungalow at the top as there is no breeze, no electricity, it is basically a concrete box, it was very hot in July, much better option is just sleeping in the hammocks, they looked much more appealing. Oscar is quite friendly, good company indeed.
- 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