Simple thatched cabanas run by local people for the trickle of tourists that visit this area, making for a very special experience.

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This is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding flora and fauna, meeting the remote tribes still living in the mountains, and some of the individuals that make up the 170 local families connected with the enterprise.

The families are very proud to have moved away from the drug trade into tourism that can provide income while still helping to conserve the area in which they live.

The Sierra Nevada is the perfect breeding ground for coca but the locals have come to understand how important the natural habitat is, and how they can use the environment through the production of organic goods such as coffee, wine, honey, cocoa chocolates and handicrafts.

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In recent years, Colombia's new government has emphasised the need for positive sustainable development, and the Posadas Ecologicas are one of the resulting projects.

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Merecumbe Hotel

Merecumbe Hotel

The Merecumbe is an eco hotel hidden amongst the secluded beaches of the Sierra Nevada in Santa Marta, and just a few miles from Tayrona National Park.

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