"An ideal place to renew energies and give your spirit the attention it needs."

The Natural Reserve Caoba is located 10 Km from the Troncal Caribe of Santa Marta, and 8 Km from Bonda/Masinga, located behind Paso del Mango. It is possible to trek to amazing waterfalls and Tayrona terraces from Caoba.


This Reserve was founded in 2007 by a biologist couple from Germany and Colombia with the inspiration to create a bank of plants and also contribute towards the preservation of nature within this region. We have been reforesting for many years, to reach the point where its not needed anymore and focus on conservation, eco-lodge and consultancy. Find your room, stay with us and dive into the beautiful forest of the Sierra Nevada. 


If you wish to visit for the day, we charge an entrance fee of 10.000 pesos p.p. 

Activities and Attractions

We have a variety of attractions and activities


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In Caoba we have different options for accommodation:


Tree House

House in the forest 


House in the Garden


At the moment the restaurante is only open for our guests. Its right next to our Macaw area.  ...more info 


Trekking to and from Minca

From Minca you can hike to Caoba through forest and farms. This is a very beautiful and interesting trek. In the event you want to hike to Caoba from Minca and stay with us, your hostel/hotel can hire the moto taxi they trust and your luggage can be sent to us via Moto, while you can enjoy a trek, arrive to us and you luggage is already delivered. This can also happen viceversa, when staying in Caoba and wanting to trek to Minca. It is also possible to trek to Caoba, have lunch with us and then go back to Minca with a moto taxi.


Length: 5 hours (+/-)

Level: medium, high

Map: download offline - here you will find the path

Guide: let us know and we can provide a guide for you 


From Minca to Caoba: Start at 670 masl to 1050  masl down to 340 masl.


In the event you want to stay with us or eat in the restaurant, please let us now in advance via whatsapp or email. 


Why to go to Parque Tayrona for birdwatching when you can come to Caoba and have the possibility to see the same or more birds? In a peaceful and less crowded environment? We offer 2 different Birdwatching tours: to the Natural Reserve "La Guacamaya Verde" and to Minca.

"La Guacamaya Verde" is almost 2 hours walking from Caoba and is pure jungle. The walk to Minca is very interesting, as you will be walking from an altitude of 320 mts a.s.l. to 1050 and then down to 620. You will be seeing different types of birds on the tour.

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