Ernesto Roman

Gitana Del Mar

  • Where:
  • Why:A romantic escapade for the soul
  • When:Summer 2021
  • Who:My partner and I
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Gitana Del Mar Gitana Del Mar translates to

Gitana Del Mar translates to "Gypsy of the Sea"

Gitana Del Mar The entrance to the hotel was naturally covered with petals falling from the trees, making us feel blessed and welcomed. What a greeting!

The entrance to the hotel was naturally covered with petals falling from the trees, making us feel blessed and welcomed. What a greeting!

Gitana Del Mar Our Bungalow Treehouse was a dream

Our Bungalow Treehouse was a dream

Gitana Del Mar A minimal bedroom in paradise. You don't need much here to be happy

A minimal bedroom in paradise. You don't need much here to be happy

Gitana Del Mar Outdoor jungle showers are so sexy

Outdoor jungle showers are so sexy

Gitana Del Mar The perfect pool

The perfect pool

Gitana Del Mar Walk around the property and discover beautiful details everywhere

Walk around the property and discover beautiful details everywhere

Gitana Del Mar Gitana hosts daily clases and is know for its yoga retreats. Namaste

Gitana hosts daily clases and is know for its yoga retreats. Namaste

Gitana Del Mar The spa is such a great amenity at this property. You just want to live there!

The spa is such a great amenity at this property. You just want to live there!

Gitana Del Mar They have a great variety of massage options and reiki

They have a great variety of massage options and reiki

Gitana Del Mar This magical beachfront temple is home to mystical ceremonies, gatherings, romantic dinners and more

This magical beachfront temple is home to mystical ceremonies, gatherings, romantic dinners and more

Gitana Del Mar Honeymoon anyone?

Honeymoon anyone?

Gitana Del Mar Romantic dinners can be arranged upon request. You will be spoiled

Romantic dinners can be arranged upon request. You will be spoiled

Gitana Del Mar There's a fun, beach-side bar where you can get delicious cocktails

There's a fun, beach-side bar where you can get delicious cocktails

Gitana Del Mar The food is fresh and abundant. There's no set menu and you will be surprised everyday with a special meal

The food is fresh and abundant. There's no set menu and you will be surprised everyday with a special meal

Gitana Del Mar The stunning beaches are wild, so stay close to the shore

The stunning beaches are wild, so stay close to the shore

Gitana Del Mar Special things happen when the sun goes down

Special things happen when the sun goes down

Gitana Del Mar Hire a friendly, local guide to go off-site and explore the beauty of the jungle

Hire a friendly, local guide to go off-site and explore the beauty of the jungle

Gitana Del Mar We went to a sacred lagune!  –– There's a lot of magical places to discover in the area. The region is rich in biodiversity

We went to a sacred lagune! –– There's a lot of magical places to discover in the area. The region is rich in biodiversity

Gitana Del Mar A couple of house dogs will hang and keep you company. No other pets are allowed on site, they rule Gitana

A couple of house dogs will hang and keep you company. No other pets are allowed on site, they rule Gitana

Highs & Lows

  • The hotel itself is a destination, located in a secluded, magical region, rich of biodiversity and epic sunsets.

  • Lodging options are perfectly simple and Caribbean-chic. There's no need to ask for much esle

  • The Food! — an ever evolving variety of fresh flavors and Colombian recipes. There's no set menu so you will be surprised by every meal!

  • The wellness, spa treatments, and yoga offerings are a must

  • The front desk staff is super attentive and will anticipate everything you may need, specially with the off-site activities

  • Their love, relationship, and commitment to the environment and indigenous communities whom they work with and support.

  • It's not the easiest to access location, as you don't see a sign on the road up until when you are basically at the door, so definitely rely on your GPS!

  • The ocean is wild so don't expect it to be an easy swim, that's what the beautiful pool is for.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Rural Retreat

  • Vibe

    Tropical jungle magic

  • Location

    In a secluded location, a bit of the grid

  • Rooms

    10 rooms at the moment + 11th room will be finished by Dec. 2021. It is a large, stunning Bungalow and will be their best room. It will fit 2, 4 or 6 people

  • Arrival Experience

    Nature greets you first, the lovely staff second

  • Future Forward

    Gitana del Mar tries to cut plastic use as much as possible. No plastic bottles of water or plastic straws. Organic waste is used for composting for their food forest and gardens as well as to feed local livestock farms in the area. They have a vegetable and herb gardens that supply many of the ingredients for their restaurant. In recent years GDM created new community and sustainable tourism activities for visitors and guests, such as Beach Clean Ups, and visits to local rural underprivileged schools where guests get to create culture exchanges with the local children, such as murals, workshops, and activities all having to do with environmental education. Their social and cultural initiatives have been going on for over 6 years via their non-profit foundation, La Sierra Artist Residency Foundation: http://www.lasierraartistresidency.org

  • Music

    Cool and trendy tropical mixes. Volume on point

  • Year Opened

    2014

  • Designed By

    Owners Nina Arias and Ryan Gorman

  • Health & Wellness

    The hotel has gorgeous pool and spa with designated yoga and meditation areas

  • Food

    Fresh and abundant. There's no set menu so you will be surprised!

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    Two bars and chill music. It's a relaxing environment

  • Minibar & Retail

    The retail shop at the front desk has a great variety of souvenirs by local craftsmen/women. Support the locals!

  • Accessibility

    The grounds are grassy and sandy, and widely spread out, so it is not appropriate for wheelchair access or those who have mobility issues

  • Pet Friendly

    No pets

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    Decent value

  • Tel.

    1 (843) 628-0475

  • Website

    Visit website

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In the Area

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The Hotel is located on the northern Caribbean coasts of Colombia, between the cities of Santa Marta and Rioacha, near the Sierra Nevada national park. The area attracts national and foreign visitors and is popular for holistic and eco-tourism as well as the native communities who predominate in the area.

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