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.  http://www.hotelcaminoreal.co/

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 hostaldelanuevabaeza@hotmail.com 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 .