Are you looking for a unique place to stay around Villa de Leyva? Then you’ll want to book a stay at Hichatana & Zuetana. This gigantic mansion is located in the middle of a natural area, with the quaint town of Villa de Leyva just around the corner. In this article you will read more about Hichatana & Zuetana country house and hotel and I will give you tips for what to do in Villa de Leyva and surroundings.
- Welcome to landhouse and hotel Hichatana & Zuetana in Villa de Leyva
- What to do aound Hichatana & Zuetana house and hotel in Villa de Leyva
- More information about house and hotel Hichatana & Zuetana at Villa de Leyva
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Welcome to landhouse and hotel Hichatana & Zuetana in Villa de Leyva
Hichatana & Zuetana hotel consists of two houses located in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by greenery near Villa de Leyva. The houses consist of a living room, several ensuite bedrooms, a kitchen and a mega garden with views over Villa de Leyva and the green surroundings. In the morning you wake up to a sea of yellow flowers and listen to the sound of birds. In the evening, on a clear night, you gaze at countless stars.
The houses are minimalist in design which makes it feel spacious. There is an eye for detail and everything is taken care of. You’ll also find an extensive selection of fine wines and artesanal beers that you can make unlimited use of. Moreover, owner Jairo has numerous tips for discovering Villa de Leyva. By bike, car or foot.
Location Hichatana & Zuetana
Hichatana & Zuetana country house is a 30-minute walk and 10-minute drive from Villa de Leyva. You get a code to enter the grounds and of course a key to the houses. You park the car just in front of the door.
What to do aound Hichatana & Zuetana house and hotel in Villa de Leyva
Hichatana & Zuetana country house and hotel is a great base to explore the many sights and things to do in Villa de Leyva. Read some of my tips here.
Stroll through the streets of Villa de Leyva
Villa de Leyva is a town you can’t get enough of. You walk through lovely streets, past squares, churches, houses with beautiful gardens and museums. Everywhere you look, you want to sit down for a drink or a bite. Villa de Leyva is bursting with nice restaurants and stores.
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If you like walking, you can walk within half an hour from Hichatana & Zuetana hotel to the center of the village. Not the most beautiful route but very easy.
Go for a hike in Reserva natural y Cascada Los Tucanes
Want to go for a hike? You can do that around Hichatana & Zuetana but if you want to see a stunning waterfall, make sure to visit Reserva Natural y Cascada Los Tucanes. This protected natural reserve is about a one-hour drive on a dirt road from Villa de Leyva. And the special thing is that there are almost no tourists.
You can go for a walk through a green mountainous area and enjoy the beautiful nature along the way. The highlight is the beautiful waterfall that you can admire from different sides! Do bring good shoes, some parts can be slippery.
Visit Molino de la Primavera
In the vicinity of Villa de Leyva you can find numerous old water mills. And one of the prettiest is the Molino de la Primavera. This former mill was built in the 17th century and worked for grinding wheat and corn grains, for over 300 years.
Today it is a small museum that you can visit. But the real reason for your visit is the idyllic location, situated in a green valley called Valle Escondido, with great views. You feel like you are far away from civilization and you want nothing more than to stay here for the rest of your life.
Molino de la Primavera is located within driving distance from Hichatana & Zuetana country house and hotel in the Valle Escondido, between Gachantivá and Villa de Leyva, 10 km from the city center of Santa Sofia.
Admire fossils at the Museo el Fosil
The area around Villa de Leyva, is known for its archaeological treasures and fossils. A visit to the fossil museum is therefore not to be missed. To learn more about the history and to be amazed by all these finds. Highlight of your visit is probably the fossil of the kronosaurus, a gigantic marine reptile of almost 10 meters, the only one in the world. In addition, you will find countless other smaller and larger fossils.
It is remarkable that this museum is an initiative of the local population itself. For years fossils were stolen, sold illegally and taken abroad. The local population wanted to change this by collecting, managing and exhibiting the finds themselves.
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Tip: It is nice to rent the Hichatana & Zuetana country house and hotel in Villa de Leyva with a group of people, so you can spend time together but still have privacy.
More about Colombia
Interested in reading more about Colombia? This is an article with the most beautiful places to visit in Colombia, including the best time to visit. Or check out the Colombia blog page with city guides and things to do in Bogotá, Medellín and Santa Marta. Tips for lovely towns such as Salento, Mompox and Villa de Leyva. But also the Tatacoa desert and Valle de Cocora. Interested in archaeology? Read more about the mysterious San Agustín statues.
Disclaimer: I was invited to stay at country house and hotel Hichatana & Zuetana, but this review is based on my personal view and is independent from the invitation.
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