Lust over Colombia: San Gil

where to stay:

Hotel Campestre Camino Real: Located amongst the lush greenery of San Gil, this countryside hotel is a pleasant stay amongst other less-than-satisfactory choices in the area.  Located about a 10 minute taxi ride from the city’s center, Camino Real is a great jumping point for all of your extreme adventures.  The staff is über helpful and will arrange any and all of your trips during your stay- from river rafting to repelling down waterfalls.  Small, neat rooms are just perfect for most travellers, starting at only $33 USD/night.

Hostal de la Nueva Baeza: White, fluffy beds and a beautiful inner courtyard evoke feelings of the colonial era in Colombia at this lovely, little 10-room guesthouse.  Newly remodeled rooms with flat screen TVs and awesome bathrooms will make you feel at home.  Located in the city of San Gil, Nueva Baeza.  Email for room availability and pricing.  


where to eat:

Plaza de Mercado: Get a true local’s experience by visiting this bustling covered market in the city’s center.  Choose from a variety of fresh-squeezed juices to a tasty desayuno (breakfast) of stuffed arepas.  Located off of Carrera 11 in the Parque Principal.  


La Mansion de Sam y Sam’s Gastro Pub:  Have a delicious meal while staying in San Gil (the adventure capital of Colombia) at this gastropub, that is also attached to a hostel.  Popular amongst travelers and tourists.  We recommend trying the steak at Sam’s Gastro Pub- we’ve heard it’s quite juicy and flavorful.  Reasonably priced as well.  


Posted on September 13, 2015 .