Be at one with the forests of La Serranía de la Macarena, Colombia, and access the incredible Caño Cristales River while staying at La Manigua Lodge, a luxury eco-retreat that’s all about the natural world which surrounds it. La Serranía de la Macarena in Colombia’s Meta Region is home to amazing ecology, forested hills, wildlife, and show-stopping natural sights like the “Rainbow waters” of Caño Cristales nearby. The ultimate way to experience this natural wonderland is a stay at La Manigua Lodge, where the forest and thick foliage envelop you at all times. Whether lazing on your hammock watching the monkeys swing by, heading out on a nature walk in search of local species or tucking into a locally sourced breakfast, La Manigua Lodge leaves you connected with a lesser-known side of Colombia from beginning to end.

Rooms at La Manigua

La Manigua Lodge has just 6 accommodation options, consisting of 3 Family Cabins, 2 Double Cabins and 1 Deluxe Bungalow, all bedecked in locally sourced or inspired touches of décor and building materials. All cabins come with eco-friendly features like solar power, biodegradable toiletries and open showers, as well as essentials like mosquito nets. You’ll also enjoy an outdoor decking area complete with hammock above the forest floor, and a sense of privacy thanks to the location of each cabin being connected by secluded wooden walkways. Family Cabins come with extra beds for little ones, while the Deluxe Bungalow is a cut above with its outdoor eating area, bathtub, and split-level layout.

Experiences at La Manigua

La Manigua Lodge gives you instant access to the tropical forests and valleys of La Serranía de la Macarena, as well as the iconic Caño Cristales River and a host of wildlife spotting opportunities. La Manigua prides itself on low-impact tourism, sourcing both building materials for the cabins and ingredients for the restaurant locally. Some of the property’s highlights include:

Myriad hiking routes throughout the surrounding La Serranía de la Macarena.
Easy access to the sublime “colorful” waters of the Caño Cristale River.
Well-placed for wildlife watching, especially the local monkey population!
Enjoy activities like sunrise river kayaking or nighttime wildlife walks.
Spacious cabins suitable for families.
Stay in a lodge committed to conservation and learn the ecology of the area.
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The pure immersion into the forest and 24-hour opportunity to observe local wildlife makes every stay at La Manigua Lodge something special. And, with sustainable practices throughout this boutique complex and cabins designed to feel like upmarket tree houses, you get the best of all worlds here.


4 miles from La Macarena Airport


5 Cabins, 1 Deluxe Bungalow