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Rio Claro Valley

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Medellin, Colombia
+57 4 2688855
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Unique experience

Staying here in the room with an open balcony was really unique. Everything is well maintained with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Great family trip

Visited with family of 5, 3 kids (14,13,8) in late July 2017. This is the off season as the kids... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
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“el refugio” (16 reviews)
“cave tour” (8 reviews)
“zip line” (9 reviews)
Medellin, Colombia
+57 4 2688855
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Staying here in the room with an open balcony was really unique. Everything is well maintained with good paths and stuff. The shower is really cold and there was no electricity during our stay. All the meals are included, basic but OK. The staff though...More

Thank Dvk87
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Visited with family of 5, 3 kids (14,13,8) in late July 2017. This is the off season as the kids in Colombia are in school at this time so had most of the place to ourselves, maybe 30 other visitors. Go swimming in the river,...More

Thank b_stack15
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Rio Claro is the place to go to visit some crazy caves, rapel through a fall or go on rapids, is well serviced, not a 5 star place but you don't go for that if you want to be close to the jungle, the Hotel...More

Thank Beatrix384
Reviewed 28 July 2017

The Reserva Natural Rio Claro wasn’t at all what we expected, but we loved it. We are birders and we first heard of Rio Claro as a birding hotspot. That and the name – natural reserve! – led us to expect a quiet, relatively undeveloped...More

Thank Sally969
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Rafting, zip-lines, cave walks for families. Didn't stay in the hotel, but the hostel-cabins were fine, with actually the best shower we had in Colombia. Not much in the way of nature trails, just one paved path a mile or so along the river. Much...More

Thank lauriepollock
Reviewed 27 May 2017

It was easy to get here from the terminal Norte, Medellin. We took Transoriente bus and specificly told the driver that we wanted to be dropped off at Rio Claro. The ride itself was about 4 hours and we paid about 8 USD per person....More

Thank lostgeckos
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I loved my stay at the beautiful rooms in Rio Claro! probably have never slept that close to such a dense junge full of noise and animal sounds... really fascinating! The room hat moskito nets, so there was no problem with insects. Anyway, this is...More

1  Thank Samira M
Reviewed 26 March 2017

we stayed two nights in the Refugio, last building. We loved our room with the open 'window'/ 'veranda'. Would have loved to see some monkeys but alas - none. You can close the 'curtains'. halfway the room and there is a good mosquito net. I'm...More

Thank meacrea
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A lot of activities with water and swimming and caveing.... directly inside the nature! terrific!! And the accomodation is wonderful quit!!! with a beautiful view into the wilderness....

Thank Ralf S
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A beautiful ecological area surrounding the Rio Claro allowing walking, caving, kayaking, rafting or just relaxing by the river. There is also a zip slide down the valley but it wasnt in operation the day we visitted. Refreshments available from the restaurant/bar situated at the...More

Thank Chris G
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Jacob B
3 August 2017|
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Response from Beatrix384 | Reviewed this property |
After further reading, I found there is no refund for lodging or meals, there is a limited list of goods for which you can get a reimbursement in Colombia, the following link has a brochure. Search for DIAN Colombia... More
Jean M
19 July 2017|
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Response from Ralf S | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, well.... you have to be in time, because the best rooms are booked in advance very long time ago.... Please call them and ask for the different possibilities... up or down rooms... and I tell you... its really... More
6 February 2017|
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Response from Mauishearer | Reviewed this property |
It's quite a long distance between the two destinations, I choose a private tour company and it was wonderful as I did the river and cave tour