If your delaying gratification on your actual honeymoon, or don’t even have a date yet, but (obviously) want to celebrate you just got married (yey!) here are my top 5 destinations in our beautiful country, Colombia, that are perfect for the occasion:
Sofitel Legend Santa Clara
If you have never been to Cartagena, this is your excuse. This popular destination is the perfect place for lovers; intimate, magical, and warm year-round. Full of magical realism every where you go, expect an array of boutique hotels with colonial architecture that date back to the 1500’s. One of my personal favorites of all time, Sofitel Legend Santa Clara. A luxurious hotel full of history and magic. The hotel opened its doors in 1995 and has continuously been one of the best hotels in the walled city.
The property was built in 1621, originally operating as a convent. It is packed with history and beautiful architecture. Not only does it has the best pool you can find in the walled city, but and one of my favorite spa’s as well. This is truly one of the few 5 star experiences you can find in Cartagena. Another thing to love, their french press coffee and breakfast pastries.
Closest Airport: Cartagena Airport (CTG)
Sofitel Barú Casablanca Beach Resort
If you just want to lay on the beach and ditch the tourists, head over to their newly opened sister hotel, Sofitel Barú Casablanca. Ideal to unwind after a great wedding weekend. Located in the eastern part of Colombian coastal treasure, Isla Barú, just 40 minutes away from Cartagena by boat, or an hour and a half driving. It’s the perfect getaway hotel to relax in, surrounded by nature, comfort and white sandy beaches.
Location:Isla Barú, Bolivar
Closest Airport: Cartagena Airport (CTG)
Bio Habitat Bio Luxury
Let’s call this: forrest chic. Located in what seems to be the middle of a forrest, this place is designed to help you balance your physical, emotional, mental and physical being. For the newlyweds, the perfect space to connect and recharge. Bio Habitat is located in the area of Quindio, famous for being one of the best coffee regions in Colombia. The hotel offers a wide range of activities for coffee and nature lovers to enjoy.
You’ll be overlooking the Andes mountains while you bathe in your private pool, all while enjoying the sounds of the wilderness. A truly magical place, carefully designed to respect the natural habitat around it.
Pro tip: Enjoy the outdoors bathtub in the Aviaries Master suite which has a privileged view of the forrest and is surrounded by various species of birds.
The closest airport is AXM, El Edén International Airport in Armenia, which is just a 30-40 minute flight from Bogota, Colombia’s Capital.
Location: Armenia, Quindio
Closest Airport: Armenia Airport (AXM)
Bethel Bio Luxury Hotel Desierto de la Tatacoa
This one is definitely for the adventure lovers. Check out this hotel and glamping destintation located at the Tatacoa Desert in Villavieja, Huila. You can choose from different areas and room types or glamping stations. It all depends on what you are looking for; alone time with your partner and connecting with nature, or a more festive approach. If you’re going festive, make sure to enjoy their day beds overlooking an ‘open sky’, perfect for star gazing and day party gatherings. This hotel is definitely an experience on it’s own.
The hotel offers experience packages aimed to share with your partner, including activities like brunching in the middle of the desert or a floating breakfast by the pool. It will definitely be the best place to gaze at the stars at night.
Location: Villavieja, Huila
Closest airport: Neiva Airport (NVA)
One Santuario Natural Hotel and Natural Reserve
Located in the middle of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, this hotel and natural sanctuary for wellness through nature, is a territory designed for people who love to live beautifully and consciously with mother earth.
150 acres of a private reserve in the Caribbean region of Colombia, this place is hidden between sandy white beaches and the glaciar rivers that flow from the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta. The territory serves as a gatekeeper of the Koguis ancestral way.
The bungalows are designed in perfect harmony to connect in mind, body and spirit with your partner. Enjoy star gazing at night and waking up to the sounds of birds singing in the jungle.
One of the best assets this hotel and reserve has to offer, is its amazing cuisine. All their products are organic and cultivated directly in the region which supports local communities and their economical development. The cuisine is truly amazing.
Something else worth enjoying, their wellness rituals. A must if you visit. From reflexology to sound healing, yoga and everything in between. And if you want a little bit of action, activities like tubbing, paddling, and bird watching are also available.
Location: Palomino, Guajira
Closest airport: Santa Marta, Magdalena (SMR)
Enjoy these beautiful Colombian destinations, we promise you’ll want to come back.
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