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Barichara was declared a National Monument for its charming, historical and colonial-style architecture and is known as the most beautiful village of Colombia. The 20 rooms of the Hotel Boutique & Spa Terra Barichara are located at just 4 km from the village in the middle of the dry lands and hills of the Santander Region.
Terra Barichara is a brand new hotel imagined and built 2 years ago by Italo and Marta, an italian-colombian couple originally from Genova and Bogota. Terra Barichara is a classy boutique hotel, spa, trattoria (Italian restaurant)… but as well their own home! It has the spirit of a bed and breakfast with all the space and comfort of an upscale hotel: a sweet blend of sincere generosity and refinement. They chose the name of “Terra” to illustrate three important elements of the project:
Italo, the co-owner, is a true “Mac Giver”! From his experience staying in hotels all around the world, he brought back a bench of good ideas, included many sustainable practices. He adapts them to the specific conditions of running a hotel in such a remote and dry climate area (cf for example the system that he built himself to collect and treat rainwater).
They plan to build 20 additional rooms in the coming year. This hotel adventure is quite a challenge for Italo and Marta who never worked in the tourism sector before. However, you can tell that they enjoy it a lot from the contagious enthusiasm that they share naturally with people around them: employees, guests… and also with Florie and her friend Isabel during the HopTour Latin America !
Good practices for a better tourism implemented by Hotel Terra Barichara :
Water is a very critical point at Barichara because of the very dry climate.
Agriculture and Catering
Local Heritage & Biodiversity
Welcome to Colombia,
We look forward to welcoming you !
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|Solar water heater||chauffage, eau, énergie solaire, heating, solar, water||Construction and Lay out, Energy|
|Rammed earth / adobe construction||adobe, EARTH, insulation, isolation, pisé||Construction and Lay out|
|Collection and treatment of rainwater||eau de pluie, rainwater||Construction and Lay out, Water Management|