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We are a boutique hotel recently reformed, located next to the tallest waterfall in the Colombian Macizo region (400 mts aprox), where the major rivers in the country are born (1600 meters above sea level, with an average temperature between 17-24 centigrades). We are surrounded by fauna, flora, native forest and beautiful and kind people. There are many walks sites that still preserve its natural charm and two archaeological parks nearby (10 km and 17 km). Our aim is to keep working and improving our services: relax and tranquility are our main business, connecting you with nature. We have been developing some social and environmental projects as we care about our surroundings.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
The main benefit you can obtain from working with us, is to be fully relaxed by the sound of the waterfall which is the main reason why we are here: Every day you spent with us will be loaded with the energy of the water falling down in the impressive canyon of the Bordones River, just in front of the Hotel (you can actually see it and listen to its sounds from many different areas of the Hotel). We are located in small village in the south of the Andes mountains, people here is friendly and their main economic activity is agriculture: planting coffee, sugar cane, and other vegetables and fruits. Our neighbors are mainly farmers who will be offering their products every sunday in their local market. Most of the time you will be interacting with local visitors and tourists from different regions of Colombia, only a small portion of them are from other countries. We will be learning together how to grow and to improve our small business within the mountains of Colombia. We also will be working as a team trough the big challenge we are in: how to equilibrate tourism activities with environmental conservation and socio cultural well being of our community.
Are you a Yoga instructor, photographer, Artist (musician, performer, painter, plastic...) ??? You are more than WELCOME here!!! We are looking for people who can provide some help in any of the following areas:
1) Giving support with arriving tourists specially those who are not native spanish speakers;
2) Language practice specially in english for children and youth to support school teaching, and for our employees;
3) some help in improving our marketing in social media and generating internet content about our hotel (publishing pics, making videos, facebook comments...);
4) We are interested in developing some activities that brings our community some alternatives for creativity, gaining artistic skills and cultural develpoment (painting, music, dance, writing, performing theater...);
5) If you know about tourism and restaurant, treatments for cleaning water, environmental engineering, geology, agriculture, green energies (wind or solar), recycling techniques and garbage disposal, you are welcome to do some teaching work to us and the community nearby (maybe we can organize new projects with your help).
The most important thing we need from you is the disposition for helping us and to help other people!
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If you are going to stay in high demanded season (easter, new years eve or the first weeks of january), we can offer the camping site (we can borrow tempt, mattress and blankets. The camping site is just in our backyard, surrounded by flowers and trees, and you have an impressive view of the landscape which includes listening to the waterfall 24h a day. It is next to a toilette with shower and hot water. If you came in any other season different from the above, you will be sleeping in one of our small rooms normally available for guests. The room has two beds, a small table, light lamps, a big window by which there is plenty of natural light during the day, it is next to a toilet with shower with cold/hot water. The room is in the first floor next to the reception, and it has a lot of privacy. All the furniture is almost new! We can provide you with food tree times a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner; we can also provide you with vegetarian food. The food we eat includes lots of vegetables and ingredients we cultivate in our own farm, everything is organic, no chemical, neither montsanto please!
If you prefer to stay in hour hotel during your free time, you can relax, read a book, play with our 3 dogs in the garden, perhaps we can watch a nice movie in the salon, play the guitar (we have guitar and other music instruments) in front of the fire, or just stay in Internet communicating with the world. If you like to walk, there are many options to go, several walking routes to visit the main waterfall Salto de Bordones, other small water falls, hot water springs, or you can also visit archaeological sites were you can see big stones hand crafted by prehispanic natives that originally lived long time ago within the region (around 1000 years from now). Most of the public transport available nearby are 4x4 automobiles with an average price of 3 dollars for the service. If you want to travel a bit, you can go to Isnos (40 minuts in public transport), the capital of the Panela (the main product for here, the organic alternative to with sugar); you can go to San Agustín (1.5 hours), known as the archaeological capital of the south of Colombia, you can get in touch with many different local markets, and many activities to do. Pitalito is a small city 1 hour from our Hotel, that has good travel connections by bus, and even a small airport.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week