FINCA “DREAMS OF PARADISE”
A small paradise; removed from the world, it’s a place to simply be happy.
Enjoy staying in a nice, comfortable house in the beautiful mountainous and wooded Andean countryside near to the “beautiful city” of Bucaramanga, Santander, which is only 50 minutes away. Here you can relax in the rural heart of a small, friendly “campesino” community called San Gabriel.
Transport can be provided from Lebrija, which is half an hour away, and if desired a walk with a guide from the main road between Lebrija and Barrancabermeja to our quiet farm called “Dreams of Paradise”, a place of rest, peace, and noiseless (except for the sounds of nature!) tranquility.
We are on the edge of superb wooded Santanderian mountains close to the friendly inhabitants of San Gabriel, with an average temperature of around 25 degrees centigrade (77 degrees Fahrenheit) in a place of great beauty, sunshine, and peace, offering views over many kilometers, including the imposing landscape around the river and reservoir of Sogamoso, which are beautiful to visit. The last can be reached in 30 minutes along the road to Barrancabermeja.
The road turning from the latter taking you to our finca is unpaved and has almost no traffic. However cars can be driven on it, preferably sturdy kinds. In great contrast to the city environment, there is a deep watery lakelet in a stream twenty minutes` walk from the finca, which is wonderfully fresh for swimming in. On the farm visitors can learn about the many plants such as cacao, coffee, mandarins and other fruit trees, and the animals maintained by the finca`s manager. At night the sounds of frogs and crickets, and the many and varied moths and butterflies that flock to lights are enchanting. Children find it infinitely enjoyable. It has a remote feel, although in fact it is quite near to Lebrija or Bucaramanga.
We have two simple cabins which can accommodate 3 or 4 people each and a handsome two-floor Suite with a tremendous veranda view over forest and hills, with a double bed, a sofa-bed and mattresses, and rooms in the original finca house. Five bathrooms are provided with all essentials. We can accommodate up to 15 guests at any time.
Stay at our beautiful farm with or without your family in privacy and comfort. Here we can accommodate up to 15 people at one time, to enjoy a swimming pool, celebrate birthdays or anniversaries in an intimate and pleasant environment. If wished for, visitors can stay in direct contact with nature in tents suitable for one person each or couples. We can create festive decorations for an event and provide a “campesino” menu previously agreed upon. You can return home with fresh farm eggs of free chickens, the meat of rabbit, chicken or pork prepared with professional and organic care.
Our neighbours are “campesinos” who work on their fincas in peace and tranquility and help us as a community, as well as enjoying the products of our farm. You can visit other fincas, and explore the surroundings with their streams and natural water holes. You can swim in our lovely swimming pool, take ecologically-inspired walks or camp in natural woodlands inside our three hectare finca, listen to the many species of birds and insects, and see other beautiful small animals and flowers.
You can light wood fires to cook in the open, use our wood stove, and bring your pets!
You can eat chicken, duck, turkey or rabbit. There is a shop for basic provisions, a bar serving drinks and snacks. Really the finca is a total paradise within nature, amid the wonderful mountains of Santander. And we have a superb little Museum of artwork and artifacts, and a Library!
You can either come with your own transport or we can help with transport services.
NATURE, ECOLOGY AND RELAXATION
No need to leave your pets at home, they are welcome here!!