Hotel Casa Terra is a carefully-restored 16th-century home made of quarried stone, typical of this region in Colombia, northeast of Bogotá. With only seven rooms, this boutique hotel ensures you have a quiet and comfortable stay after a day of exploring the colonial town of Villa de Leyva.

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Casa Terra’s exclusive rooms and suites fuse traditional crafts and rustic elements with contemporary designed furniture and each has an en-suite bathroom. Wood, clay floors, and windows rescued from a convent, give this property a warm character. Sit in front of the fireplace and snuggle into a blanket made of local wool or watch the sunset from a balcony near the Terracota Room.

Sip on some coffee at breakfast on the terrace while admiring the surrounding mountains and town soaked by the warm sunlight and blue skies. Hotel Casa Terra is a cozy property surrounded by a large garden and is just a stone’s throw away from the Playa Mayor in the historic colonial center of Villa de Leyva.

The town, which was declared a national monument in 1954, is considered one of the most beautiful in Colombia and it seems frozen in time. Originally a retreat for military officers, clergy, and nobility, this little Colombian gem is full of gourmet restaurants, cafes, narrow alleys, and cobbled streets. Plaza Mayor in the center of town is one of the largest town squares in the Americas and is the perfect spot to relax and watch the world go by with the mountains in the distance. This is the place to listen to the locals strum a tune on a guitar or harmonica and sing melodic love songs. The fountain in the middle provided water to the inhabitants of this village for close to four centuries. It is surrounded by beautiful red-tile roofed, whitewashed structures, and a church.

Produce picked up on Saturdays at the Villa de Leyva market, give you a taste of the local cuisine. Avocados sprinkled with salt are sold by local farmers, and you can grab one to eat on the spot while perusing the other fruits and vegetables. A short drive away, the Iguaque Flora and Fauna Sanctuary gives guests a hiking opportunity through an Andean Forest full of colorful butterflies.

After your trek back down, make your way back to Hotel Casa Terra to gaze up at the stars in the garden, or rest your head in one of the cozy rooms.

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