Km9, El Caimo - Calarca, Portugalito, Armenia, Quindío, Colombia
Photo courtesy of Hacienda Bambusa
Hacienda BambusaThe Colombian coffee region is a place of gently sloped landscapes, the world's tallest wax palms, and remote haciendas-turned-guesthouses. Hacienda Bambusa is one such property, a romantic place with views of the soaring Central Andes Range and acres of plantain, pineapple, and manioc plantations in all directions. Built in the region’s typical style, the house is made of thick stalks of bamboo guadua sheltered by a clay tile roof. An outdoor pool sits on the green lawn—perfect for kicking back after exploring the area on hiking trips, bike treks, and wildlife tours that the property can arrange. The eight guest rooms and suites are airy and spacious and have colorful modern decor that emphasizes natural wood, bright-hued textiles, and bold art and accessories. Rooms open to a shared balcony or terrace with hammocks and wicker seating, and despite the rural setting, they have satellite TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus air-conditioning and minibars. A restaurant serves all meals, centering on fruits and vegetables sourced locally and from the hacienda's gardens.