"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

Swim in the river

Tayrona and Kogui history



Visit a Cacao Farm

Trekking to Minca

Swim in Pozo del Amor

...more info


In Caoba we have different options for accommodation:


Tree House

House in the forest 



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



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.

More info