Casa Oropéndola


Casa Oropéndola is set at a lofty 1600ms, in the heart of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta cloud forests, overlooking lush rainforest and coffee fields.

Breakfasts typically feature a kaleidoscope of fresh fruit and delicious eggs, served on the veranda with views over the jungle canopy towards the Caribbean sea.

What we love about Casa Oropéndola

  • The clouds! Experience a flood of clouds rise from the mountains, enter the house, and then slowly fade up into the sky for a breathtaking sunset – every afternoon.
  • The house can only be taken privately and sleeps up to 8 guests over 4 ensuite bedrooms. Casa Oropéndola comes fully staffed with housekeeping, a private chef and local guide.
  • Walkers, birders and botanists will be particularly happy here, with this area of Colombia home to an incredible biodiversity of flora and fauna, including countless butterflies and 400 different species of bird.
  • This ecosystem is particularly unique because of the cloud forest formations that shelter an incredible biodiversity of flora and fauna.
  • Those interested in exploring the infamous Lost City can do so either as a demanding 5-day trek through the jungle, or by helicopter straight from Casa Oropéndola.
What to do at Casa Oropéndola

To start, enjoy your room with a view!

Days are warm (high 20s) and are spent exploring coffee plantations or walking to hidden ancient ruins and little-known waterfalls for delicious picnics. Evenings are cool, perfect for log fires, lanterns, board games and a glass of wine.


Casa Oropéndola is a private property located in the heart of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a lush mountain range that rises from the Caribbean ocean up to 5,776 masl. The house sits at 1,500 masl, between dense rainforest and coffee fields, with a perfect view of the ocean.

The stunningly set property is located an hour from Santa Marta, the nearest city, and a 5-hour drive from Cartagena.

to Travel

All year round

The best time to visit Casa Oropéndola completely depends on what you want to see. While the Sierra Nevada region is beautiful year round, your experience will differ greatly depending on the month you arrive:

December – January: Migratory birds arrive for prime birdwatching.

November – March: Dry weather and coffee harvesting.

April – October: The mountain is verdant and the cloud forest is at its best. Mornings are dry, rains between 1pm-5pm, and breathtaking sunsets. Highest precipitation in May & October (10-50mm/day)



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