If you’re planning a trip to Jardin, Colombia, then you’ll need to know where to stay. There are a few different options for accommodation in Jardin, but some are definitely better than others.
In fact, there’s one place in particular that will offer you the best of both worlds – a private room in a beautiful eco-lodge.
Gulupa Ecolodge is the perfect place to stay if you want to be close to nature and experience all that Jardin has to offer. Here’s everything you need to know about Gulupa Eco-Lodge, including why it’s the best place to stay in Jardin.
Why You Should Stay At Gulupa Ecolodge in Jardin, Colombia
During our stay in Jardin, we had the opportunity to meet the owner of Gulupa Ecolodge, Gustavo. He was kind enough to show us around the property and tell us about the different features of the lodge.
Gulupa Ecolodge is located just outside of town, so you can do an enjoyable day hike to town without worrying about carrying all your belongings with you.
Gulupa is a variety of passionfruit, and yes, you’ll see the beautiful vines all around the property.
There are a total of three rooms at Gulupa Ecolodge, one upstairs, one downstairs, and one private cabin. However, in the future, Gustavo plans to add more rooms for his guests.
Being an ecolodge, it’s an important part of their philosophy to be as sustainable as possible. By composting and recycling, the place maintains a low carbon footprint. You’ll also find that every bit of leftover materials is used in one way or another around the lodge.
In addition to having a low impact on the environment, the rooms are spacious, with high ceilings and large windows that let in natural light and offer stunning views of the surrounding hills.
Each room has a private bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. The beds are comfortable, and there are plenty of blankets to keep you warm at night.
Arriving at Gulupa Ecolodge
After you arrive by moto-taxi, you will be greeted by Gustavo or one of the friendly staff members. They’ll help you with your belongings and show you to your room. If you arrive early, they’ll offer to store your luggage until check-in time.
Once you’re settled in, I’d recommend taking a walk around the property to take in the stunning views. There are plenty of places to hang out, including:
An upstairs deck with patio seating
A hot tub
If you want something to do while you are waiting, then you’re in for a treat. Gulupa Ecolodge has some great activities that you can do on-site, too.
Gulupa Ecolodge Activities
One of the best things about Gulupa Ecolodge is that there is always something to do.
If you’re looking for an adrenaline-pumping activity, then Gulupa Ecolodge is the place for you. With plenty of activities to keep you busy, you will never be bored here.
There are plenty of hiking trails around the lodge, ranging from easy to difficult. From the ecolodge you can witness Cascada Escalera or take a quick walk to Mirador Cristo Rey Jardín.
At Gulupa Ecolodge, you can also experience one of the most popular activities in Jardín – zip lining! The staff will help you get harnessed up and provide you with a safety briefing.
From there, you’ll be ziplining through the forest Canopy, getting an incredible birds-eye view of Jardin and the valley.
When you’re done, take advantage of the hot tub on-site. This is the perfect way to relax your muscles after a day of hiking and zip-lining. Plus, the views from the hot tub are incredible.
Tree-Top Walking Bridges with Hammocks
After ziplining, you should take the ladder 65 ft up into the treetops. Once there will, you’ll cross two bridges that will lead you to a platform looking over Jardin.
Once there, the crew will set up hammocks for you where you will be suspended above the ground, surrounded by lush greenery.
This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the incredible views.
The Rooms at Gulupa Ecolodge
As we mentioned, there are three rooms at Gulupa Ecolodge, each with its own unique features.