Hacienda Bambusa

Rural hideaway hotel

Quindío, Colombia, South America


Hacienda Bambusa is located on highlands of Zona Cafetera, the cradle of Colombian coffee. It is a traditional hacienda-style property, lovingly restored to retain the traditional look and feel. It’s a tranquil place and 200 hectar working farm with views over the Central Andes Mountains and the surrounding gardens and plantations.  In between visiting coffee plantations or 2-hour cacao tasting tours and exploring some bumpy roads on longer trips to Salento and the Cocora Valley, travellers can relax in a hammock listening to the birds and in the evening, enjoy dinner on the terrace by candlelight, listening to some local singers.

Rooms: 8

Opening year: 2014

Last renovation: 2022


  • Using solar panels to heat the water. The hotel has plenty of natural ventilation.
  • Paper is reused for non-formal printing. Information about activities, tours and menu are available online and can be found by guests through QR code.
  • Leftover food and close to expiring date ingredients are shared with the staff. Organic waste is deposited for compost.
  • Glass reusable soda and beer bottles are returned to the supplier to exchange for filled ones. Wine empty glass bottles are sent for recycling.

Community interactions:

  • 70% of employees are from local community.
  • Investing in local community road infrastructure and garbage collecting/recycling.
  • Charity donations for local education system are supported by hotel owners and travellers.

Certifications: none

Management: local owner, local management