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Minca

Minca and the Sierra Nevada attracts people from all over the world with its unique flora and fauna. It is an ideal starting point for numerous activities such as hiking, biking, swimming, or excursions to the ancient Indian city "Ciudad Perdida".

Furthermore, this part of Colombia is appreciated by ornithologists due to its many species of birds.

Nestled between the Rio Gaira and the Rio Arimaca at 650 meters altitude, Minca has a pleasantly cooler climate than Santa Marta. A rich variety of plants line the roads and paths that lead to the various attractions in the area.



Las Piedras

The Rio Gaira flows here in the Rio Arimaca. Bizarre rock formations make natural whirlpools which invite you to a cool refreshment. Las Piedras is also known as the village swimming pool of Minca.

Distance from Finca Bolivar:

1 km

Average walking time:

15 minutes

Level of Difficulty:

easy

Mototaxi:

2'000 COP

Pozo Azul

A nice walk along the Rio Gaira in direction of El Campano leads to the waterfalls and natural pools of Pozo Azul. If the water is deep enough you can jump from one of the rocks. If you walk further up the river there are other small waterfalls and pools.

Security Note: Caution is advised at the last accessible waterfall, it has strong and dangerous underwater streams. It is not recommended to swim and cliff dive. The rocks can be very slippery!

Distance from Finca Bolivar:

3 km

Average walking time:

45 minutes

Level of Difficulty:

easy

Mototaxi:

6'000 COP

Cascadas Marinka

The Marinka - waterfall is located westwards of Minca, on the way to Los Pinos. Here, you can stand under the waterfall and take a natural shower. The waterfall is located on private property and the entrance fee is COP 3' 000.00.

Security Note: the rocks around and above the waterfall are very slippery and its very dangerous to climb!

Distance from Finca Bolivar:

3 km

Average walking time:

45 minutes

Level of Difficulty:

easy

Mototaxi:

6'000 COP

Finca Montecristo

This Finca is operated by several families, which cultivate coffee in a simple and natural way. People who want to have an insight into the functioning and the lives of coffee farmers, will be rewarded with a worthwile experience. All the employees which are working on the Finca Bolivar, come from this Finca and are happy to show our guests around Montecristo. (15'000 p.p, min 2 people)

Distance from Finca Bolivar:

4 km

Average walking time:

1 hour

Level of Difficulty:

medium

Mototaxi:

Only accessible by foot

Hacienda La Victoria

On this old coffee - Finca, which is run by a German couple in the third generation, 200 kilo of Arabica - coffee is harvested annually.

For COP 10' 000.00 you can get a guided tour and interesting insight into the production process and can try different coffees at the end.

Distance from Finca Bolivar:

6 km

Average walking time:

1.5 hours

Level of Difficulty:

medium

Mototaxi:

10'000 COP

Los Pinos

This circular hike goes along the Arimaca – Valley, passing the Marinka waterfall. From there a path rises through coffee plantations to the viewpoint of Los Pinos. When the cloud ceiling is pierced, you have a fabulous view of the Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta and the sea.

At clear view, you can see the snow mountains. The hike continues on the dirt road towards the eastern Gaira valley to El Campano and back to Minca.

Distance from Finca Bolivar:

18 km

Average walking time:

6 hours

Level of Difficulty:

difficult

Mototaxi:

20'000 COP

Paso del Mango

This hike leads over old Indian trails to Bonda (outskirts of Santa Marta). You pass several rivers and streams with small waterfalls where you can cool off. Also on the way is a cacao-and and coffee farm. For the way back to Minca, you can take a taxi or Busseta with direction of Yucal. From there continue with the Moto taxi (see Getting there)

Distance from Finca Bolivar:

20 km

Average walking time:

6 hours

Level of Difficulty:

difficult

Mototaxi:

Only accessible by foot

Cerro Kennedy

The coronation of this hike is the viewpoint of Los Nevados. From here you can see almost the entire Sierra Nevada, the sea, and in good weather, the two highest mountains in Colombia Pico Cristóbal Colón and Pico Simón Bolívar .

There is a simple camping site - however without running water and sanitary facilities.

Distance from Finca Bolivar:

24 km

Average walking time:

8 hours

Level of Difficulty:

difficult

Mototaxi:

COP 70'000



There are plenty of restaurants, cafés and bars in Minca where you can indulge in culinary delight or just quench your thirst.



Lazy Cat

Good Hamburgers and internationale cuisine
Calle Principal, Carrera 1
Tel: 313 506 52 27

Bururake

Steaks, vegetarian and colombian food
Calle Del Rio, Casa 6 
Tel: 313 515 34 32

Hotel Restaurant Casa d'Antonio

Spanish specialities
Via Minca – Cienaga, 100 metres after the bridge
Tel: 312 342 12 21

Tienda Cafe Minca

Snacks, coffee, cakes and a small souvenirshop
Calle 1, 
3-134
Tel: 312 638 53 53

Restaurante Santisabella

Pizza, pasta and a very cosy bar
La Calle de la Iglesia
Tel: 317 669 23 84

Cafe Restaurante Ex Moix Muica

Vegetarian and colombian specialities
Behind Hotel Minca
Tel: 
311 699 67 18

Casa Cristi

Argentinian Asado and hamburgers
Calle Principal, Carrera 3
Tel: 317 340 81 06

La Miga Panaderia

French-run bakery with Baguettes and Croissants, serves Breakfast as well

Calle Principal, Carrera 3

Tel: 322 500 89 93