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Calling all nature lovers, wanderlusters and anyone looking for a truly unique hostel experience nestled in the lush mountains of the Colombian Caribbean. Located at the heart of a 500-hectares coffee farm, Casa Viejas by Masaya offers a friendly atmosphere, comfortable accommodations and unrivaled views of the mountain.

Surrounded by the tropical forest of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, it’s the ideal setting to relax, unwind and connect with nature. The hostel is home to an outdoor swimming pool, bar and restaurant along with various activities. Start your day with a yoga class or treat yourself to a traditional indigenous massage. There are countless options for experiencing the beautiful natural landscape. Learn more about the destination 

Thanks to its 1,100 meter high location, the climate is pleasant (between 17ºC and 24ºC) throughout the year. However, there are two seasons during the year: dry weather (December-May) and rainy weather (May-November). 

Location of Casas Viejas by Masaya

This lodge is located in Finca La Victoria, a 500-hectare coffee farm founded in 1892, 20 km from Santa Marta and 30 minutes from Minca.

How to get to the Hostal Casas Viejas Minca?

Direct from Santa Marta or Airport to Casas Viejas Minca: You can book the service directly with our driver.

From Santa Marta to Minca: You can take public transport from the central market or take a collective 4×4 jeep for $8,000 COP per person (40 minute ride). You can also take a taxi from the center of Santa Marta to Minca for about $50,000 COP.

From Minca to Casas Viejas: You can make use of mototaxi services from the town directly to Casas Viejas ($20,000 COP) or to the entrance of Finca La Victoria ($15,000 COP) and then walk 20 minutes to get to the hostel. Another option is to rent a 4 × 4 Jeep from the town for $100,000 COP up to 4 people or 20,000 COP per person for 5 people or more.

Walking: Approximately 2 hours from the town.

Private transportation: You can hire a transportation agency to make the transfer. Write to us to hire our private transfer service.


Suitable for children

Casas Viejas by Masaya has several different room types. They can accommodate solo travelers, couples, families, groups and people of all ages. All rooms offer impressive views over the mountains, rain forest and coffee plantations. It is recommended that guests stay for at least 2 nights to enjoy everything the hostel and region have to offer. Room types:
  • Basic room
  • Deluxe room
  • Superior room
  • Standard room
  • Shared bedrooms
  • Private rooms
Casas Viejas Minca offers different tourist activities to give the best local experience. Activities:
  • Day and night activities
  • Hikes & tours
  • Bike rental
  • Bird watching
  • Traditional indigina massage
  • Yoga
  • Discover Minca
  • Farm Plan B
  • 24 hours reception
  • Restaurant - Bar
  • Free WIFI
  • Laundry service
  • Breakfast service
  • Towel rental
  • Luggage storage
  • Library
  • Shared kitchen
  • Game zone
  • Rest zone
  • Pool
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