Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort

Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort

Km 46 via Riohacha, Buritaca, Santa Marta Municipality 570005 Colombia
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5.0
#1 of 1 small hotel in Buritaca
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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We are located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, at the foothills of the magical Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Our Eco-Chic Bungalows have private baths, outdoor showers, fans, & plush linens. All of our rates include 3 delicious gourmet meals. Our restaurant uses fresh & locally sourced products. We can accommodate vegetarian, or special dietary requests. Bar & Spa Services also available at additional costs.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Hiking
Airport transportation
Spa
Concierge
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Snack bar
Horseback riding
Board games / puzzles
Full body massage
Massage
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Room features
Private beach
Housekeeping
Safe
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish

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Km 46 via Riohacha, Buritaca, Santa Marta Municipality 570005 Colombia
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Natalia A wrote a review Dec 2022
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On July 23rd 2022 we were lucky enough to celebrate our marriage in this unique, magical and kind piece of paradise. Our hearts are full of joy and gratitude with every single soul at Gitana Del Mar. The idea of organizing a wedding from Germany was at a beginning quite overwhelming, however GDM Staff made it so easy, wonderful and fun that we would get married here over and over again. We enjoyed every single step of the way and felt more than well accompanied all

over the way. We don’t even know where to start rating but if you are thinking about getting married in paradise don’t hesitate on booking this indescribable and heartwarming universe. GDM is more than a location, Gitana is a architectural delight, a botanical Garten, is nourishing, healthy with love prepared food, it’s life and peace and foremost it feels like home. It vibrates at a whole different level. Here you will feel grounded surrounded by exuberant beauty in all its forms and uplifted by the sincere and attentive hospitality of GDM’s Staff. We so much enjoyed both the organization process and the wedding itself at GDM that we only wish everyone gets the opportunity of experiencing it. Dear GDM Staff, thanks for giving us one of the most beautiful weekend of our lives. We hope to come back soon.

Liebe Grüße und muchísimo cariño y admiración por su maravilloso trabajo,

Natalia y Nikolaus ❤️
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jill S wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything you read about Gitana Del Mar in the many positive reviews is true. The place is located in a magical place where the jungle meets the sea and everything is attended to with great care and pride. There is a perfect blend of opportunities for quiet relaxation and optional activity. The food is excellent, the staff is superb and we were very sad to leave after five lovely nights in Bungalow Selva #7. This bungalow is the closest to the beach and is worth the extra expense if you are looking for peace and quiet as the music from the centrally-located pool and kitchen area may not be to everyone’s liking. But no worries, you can just take the short walk to the beach and hear nothing but waves and birds! (Also, the staff was kind enough to show us the other bungalows and the glamper tents and all are lovely and highly recommended.) I thoroughly enjoyed the cranial sacral massage with Clementina, as it put me into an altered state or bliss. Kudos to this hotel for reaching for the stars to satisfy the desires of their guests. I feel fortunate to have been here when it is small and intimate and hope any future plans for development keep in mind the need to pay attention to this important component of the experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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andres d wrote a review Feb 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent place if you're looking to relax and unwind from the big city. With yoga classes, fitness classes and spa service you cannot go wrong.

Staff are very friendly and they're always there to lend a hand. Food is brilliant and if you don't like seafood too much they'll accommodate to your likes.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Daniel Wile wrote a review Apr 2021
Cincinnati, Ohio
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The problems began as soon as I arrived. When I asked a question to Catalina, the reception staffer, who was showing me the, she told me to be quiet because she was going to get to the subject.
When my luggage hadn't come to my room after 15 minutes, she scolded me and insisted that it had. I said that I didn't see anyone bringing it, she said that maybe it was coming by another route. In fact, there was no invisible service route.
Of, course, it wasn't there. After 30 minutes, it still wasn't there. She then started walking with me to the room. She did the standard fake apology that people give when they want to duck responsibility. I told her that considering how unpleasant she had been to me, an apology wasn't acceptable. She slapped on her sides like a petulant child, turned around and walked away.
The hotel property can only be entered when someone opens a security gate. Everywhere else, guards were always present to open gates immediately. Here, my guide and driver had to wait as long as ten minutes for someone to show up.
I checked out a half hour before my scheduled pickup, which was fortunate. Right after I checked out, the receptionist left the office, locked the door, and I was told went to eat breakfast. This was between 8 and 8:30 AM, a typical check out time. By the time I departed, she still hadn't returned, and the phone rang many times in her absence.
As far far as Covid violations, I saw kitchen staff preparing and serving food with with masks below the chin.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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327kaala . wrote a review Aug 2023
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent five days at the resort on a mommy-daughter facilitated retreat. Absolutely love the fact that the entire resort was dedicated only to our entire group and staff. Staff is wildly accommodating, and go above and beyond to make sure you’re comfortable. Bungalows were clean; towels and supplies were readily available. Food was absolutely divine! Felipe at the tiki bar is the sweetest man on the planet. Pool is only a couple feet deep, which is great for children. The beach is very well-maintained. The animals are abundant, and not afraid of humans at all. The yoga temple was definitely one of my favorite structures on the property. Please note that speaking Spanish is a necessity on the resort and navigating to the resort from other parts of Columbia. 5/5 absolutely recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Someone in your party needs to speak Spanish.
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Molly O wrote a review May 2020
Bogota, Colombia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
He had a wonderful time at Gitana del Mar. It was secluded, quiet, relaxing with delicious meals. I especially loved the salt water pool as I'm allergic to chlorine and the ocean was a little too rough to enter. Thank you!
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Date of stay: July 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Las habitaciones son limpia y comoda!
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Emilio P wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excelent food, excelente atención from the staff, very clean and the contrast of the sea and the jungle.
Highly recommend.
Only one thing, make sure u bring a extra bottle of water with u because they don't sell it inside.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BrianTravels60 wrote a review Jan 2023
Vancouver, Canada
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed at the Gitana del Mar after spending a week in Santa Marta. It's a lovely relaxing beachfront resort with meals included. While the property is excellent, the food is over the top. Each meal is a gourmet meal, well presented and delicious. If there were an issue, it would be that there is too much food. Ok, not a real issue, we were able to eat everything. The resort offers massages, which are, again, very good. We stayed in bungalow B2 and recommend it due to its proximity to wifi, the dining area and the pool.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is available. Bring bug spray, you are in a jungle setting.
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K. Mar wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here with my family, who range in age and we all thoroughly enjoyed our time. It was extremely peaceful and I could not fault it at all.

The grounds are so naturally beautiful, and I really appreciated the effort the hotel puts into being eco friendly and preserving the environment. The food/cuisine is some of the best food I have had, fresh, beautiful present and healthy!. The staff are so friendly, helpful and super accommodating as we had a later flight. I would most definitely recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lauriston N wrote a review Feb 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Where do we start? Gitana del Mar is a definitely a magical place. We didn't want to leave. Everyone was welcoming and friendly, and everything was just like in the pictures, if not better. The food and drinks were delicious. We enjoyed every meal for the four days we were there. Also shouting out Tomás, our driver to and from Cartagena. It's a long drive and he got us to and from safely with good conversation, to add. If you want to relax, connect with nature (and loved ones), and share good energy this is a wonderful place to do so.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from Ryan G
Buritaca, Colombia27 contributions1 helpful vote
Hola! No we do not have air conditioning in our bungalows. We are only a 15 min drive from the parque tayrona entrance.
dudoldve asked a question Dec 2019
Bokeelia, Florida404 contributions209 helpful votes
Are there any other beach bars close by just to change the scenery a bit? Is the beach swimmable at all?
Answer from P_Q26
Mortsel27 contributions36 helpful votes
Hi, when you walk along the beach for a bit you can access the bar of a nearby hotel but keep in mind there is not much around which also make the usp of this place. Same for swimming - you need to finger out where it is safe and you can get into the water up to your shoulders but the current is very heavy - may be seasonal (we visited in august) Depending on what you are looking for this is a great place !
Answer from Ryan G
Buritaca, Colombia27 contributions1 helpful vote
Gitana del Mar is a quiet and intimate Boutique Beach Retreat with only 9 rooms...absolutely no crowds. We are not a backpacker hotel. Please visit our website and instagram pages to get a better idea of what we are all about and what we offer. instagram @gitanadelmarbeachresort
Answer from Juliana F
Bogota, Colombia1 contribution
Lovely place for a wedding, we had our honeymoon and I would definitely had my weddding there if I had knew about Gitana before. Since this answer can’t have any email address, html. or phone numbers It’s very hard to answer. We had our difficulties trying to book but we manage to find and “info” email address on Gitanadelmar com co The answer ASAP and yes, they are lovely people
Answer from Ryan G
Buritaca, Colombia27 contributions1 helpful vote
Hola Buenos Dias, En que le podemos ayudar? Información sobre reservas y fechas disponibles solo lo hacemos a través de el correo electrónico. el numero de nuestro hotel es 314-879-2774 saludos!
Yvonne wrote a tip Feb 2024
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We didn't need to use bug repellent but you may want to bring it just in case. Great for families as the pool is warm and shallow."
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327kaala . wrote a tip Aug 2023
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Someone in your party needs to speak Spanish."
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BrianTravels60 wrote a tip Jan 2023
Vancouver, Canada251 contributions58 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is available. Bring bug spray, you are in a jungle setting."
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EmmaHampshire1 wrote a tip Jan 2023
West Sussex, England40 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pack mosquito repellent. Don’t visit Tayrona park on a public holiday. Too many people River tubing is fun and easy for all"
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Molly O wrote a tip May 2020
Bogota, Colombia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Las habitaciones son limpia y comoda!"
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,449 - R 5,264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ColombiaMagdalena DepartmentSanta Marta MunicipalityBuritaca
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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GITANA DEL MAR BOUTIQUE BEACH RESORT - Hotel Reviews & Price Comparison (Buritaca, Colombia)

Frequently Asked Questions about Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Valencia Brook's Waterfalls (1.7 km), Buritaca (2.5 km), and Taironaka Turismo Ecologico (4.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bahia Blue, Restaurante Don Samuel, and Burger House Guachaca.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
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