Camping Guaimaro | Established Campground



Last Visited: 2 months ago
GPS: 6.650930, -73.223040
Altitude: 1271.9 masl
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Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: Yes - Fast
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: No
Showers: Hot
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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Camping Guaimaro is nestled on a privately owned secluded plateau, just 10 minutes away from Barichara and surrounded by panoramic mountain views. Its location is convenient to unwind and to explore the area, with trails nearby to Barichara and Guane. It´s a place for people who seek nature and tranquility, with plenty of flat space so you can find yourself a nice spot.

After traveling the world we converted the finca´s old tobacco farmhouse and started several sustainable and regenerative projects. On site we offer Internet access, electricity (110/220), municipal water and a BBQ-fire pit. Furthermore, there is a solar heated outdoor shower, a kitchen/social area and a washing machine. We also offer freshly baked bread, homemade jam and yogurt. Please note that toilets with chemicals cannot be emptied here. We speak your language.

Camping 18.000 pesos pp/pn, children up to 12 years old are free of charge. Tuk-tuk’s between campsite and Barichara COP 7.000. There is no height restriction.

Please contact us by WhatsApp/Phone for availability: +57 3124901654


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Amazing, a must camp place. wifi, hot showers, kitchen and plenty of space for 18pp a night. A must visit overlanding spot.

Camping Guaimaro is open again! We can receive only a very limited number of guests for now, so please contact us for availability.

Best place we have stayed for camping by far. Joep and Julia are extremely nice and welcoming. The place is beautiful, scenic and confortable. Barichara is a short 1.5k hike away but you can always take Tuk-Tuks. We came with our kids 7 and 9 and they had a very nice time and Guaimaros open areas and hikes.
Looking forward to coming again.

We ended up staying 3 nights here because it’s such a beautiful place. The whole area with the buildings, kitchen and the outdoor shower is amazing. All as described by others. We really enjoyed our stay and recommend to pass by here and relax some days.

We really enjoyed our 4 nights here. Incredibly peaceful place. Joep and Juulia are really nice hosts. Beautiful view, plenty of space, good facilities and thoughtful architecture. Lovely area too with nice hikes and surprisingly few tourists.

amazing location just outside barichara. great owners (ex overlanders) nice bush setting. steep road in but upgraded now.

Amazing campsite for cyclists & overlanders with great facilities.Very friendly welcoming Dutch owners.Wifi,showers,kitchen etc
...15 min bike ride from town.Perfect!Highly recommended if you've just biked up from Zapotoca & the hot canyon.It's a perfect option as the hostels in Barichara are expensive.

Great place to relax and meet other travelers. Fast WiFi. Hot showers!
Nice break from the road. Always something fun happening there.

We had a great time here, lovely hosts, beautiful spot, delicious bread, jam and joghurt.

Can't really say anything that has already been said. This place is the best campsite we've visited in the 8months of our trip and very affordable. Lucky for us, the site had several overlanders for new years and we all had a BBQ round the fire pit. Great times. Great people. Great hosts. Great views.

If you don't do anything in Barichara... Just come here to unwind and chill.

The Plan was to stay 2 nights but it was so amazing we stayed 7 nights. Weather is perfect, people are perfect, Kitchen-/commonarea was well maintained. Outdoorshowers (that's a Plus), 2-3 hammocks in the shade, Pitfire station, Trees to hang hammocks or just enjoy the nice shade. They prepare bread every day, selfmade yogurt (not dulce. YES!), selfmade jam, cold coke and beer available.
Since now, there are no real signs but don't worry you are on the right way. It was not sandy so don't worry you will made it and it's totally worth it.

We agree with the description and comments and can say, too, that we loved this quiet and beautiful place. The bathroom is really clean, the kitchen well equipped. There is enough space to find yourself a nice spot to park/camp. Tuktuks from town are hard to get/expensive when there are lots of other people in town. But you can still walk over the hill, which is approx. a 30 minute walk with nice views. Thanks for sharing your place with us, we would come again!

Incredible place to stay for some nights and enjoy de peacefull camping that Joep and Julia had created with so much love. You can notice that in every detail, from their incredible home made bread, jam and yoghurt up to their amazing style of architecture and design. Really i felt as i was at home!!

The last part of the road to this place is rather steep and sandy. We (7m, 4t motorhome, front wheel drive) were not able to drive up and had to turn back.

Fantastic campsite. Agree with all foregoing comments. We as a family of 5 really enjoyed our stay. Crossing through Barichara was a bit of a challenge with our 2.6m wide, 7.5 long rig, but managed. Last bit to campsite is off road, but shouldn't be a problem for any size rig. Really recommended!

Joep (archeologist) and Julia (architect) have found a great spot for themselves: historic stuff in the ground, new purposes to be designed for historic structures (and built by Joep), in a perfect climate, in balance with nature. Having such a great home is a rare wealth, but they're not keeping it to themselves: they share with overlanders (who may not be as sustainable as them) and with volunteers (who currently help build extra bathrooms).

We enjoyed the shade of the tree (that lends its name to the place) in the far corner of the 'camping terrace', overlooking both the valley and the property. The terrace is great for meditation sessions, or just 'being there'. The fireplace, radiating absorbed warmth after sunset, is built leaving an old rock in place: construction with respect of what's already there. And this is to be seen elsewhere on the property: stones in bathrooms, roofs over kitchens, rainwater falling where it always did (no gutters).

Price was 18000 COP per person per night.

An inspirational stay. Leaving was the hard part.

Loved this place so much!!! such a beautiful property run by amazing people. Everything about the finca is fantastic, the fresh bread, the yogurt, the grassy camping area, the beautiful communal areas, the outdoor bathroom. Just wow! Our dog also has the BEST time with their two dogs, he played for hours and hours in end with them. They even have wifi in the camping area! Joep and Julia have even made little signs guiding you to hike to town. It's a wonderful place, please dont miss it!

Joep & Julia have shared their beautiful place. Hot showers, fresh bread in the morning, homemade yoghurt, kitchen, and lots of great people staying. The entire place is really well thought out and I would highly recommend everyone to stay here at least one night (or more). You can walk to Barichara or take a short tuktuk ride to explore the charming town. We feel completely recharged after our stay here.

Wonderful place to stay. The location is beautiful, the hosts are lovely, and their property is stunning. You can tell Juul is an architect! Bread, jam, beers, wine, potable water, and more for sale. Good WiFi too. 18000COP pp, well worth it!

If you're in the area, do not miss this camping spot. One of the best of our travels. It's beautiful, well thought-out, and owners Joep and Juul are friendly, welcoming hosts. We paid $18,000 COP per person per night and it was well worth it. Be sure to try Juul's fresh wheat bread, it was really good! Their dogs are friendly, the views are stunning, and the facilities were clean and exactly what you need to have a relaxing time. Highly recommended!

Wonderful place very quiet. Excellent bread of Julia. Thanks Joep and Julia for your kindness 😊

This is our favorite campsite of our entire trip so far (CA—>Colombia).

The location is perfect, the weather is lovely, the view is fantastic.

Joep and Julia are WONDERFUL, so kind, welcoming and great to talk to. They make the best bread we have had of our trip- we bought two loaves a day and ate them without shame. The outdoor shower is amazing, the dogs are friendly and fun, it’s an easy hike/run/walk to the old Spanish road to Guane. It’s 18,000 pesos/person but worth more.

We really can’t say enough about how much we loved this spot.

Perfect place to relax, hike, enjoy the beautiful town of Barichara.
Incredible wonderful hosts. It doesn’t get any better.

Very nice place to stay with beautiful views to the mountains and canyon. The owners Iupi and Julia are awesome people and also prepare a delicious bread, yogurt and jelly every morning. Very close to Barichara. Highly recommended!!

We came for a night and stayed nearly a week. Perfect facilities, perfect climate. Jupe and Jule are wonderful hosts and helped us with tools and moral support while fixing an electrical problem. The hot shower is amazing and there are lovely kitchen facilities. They even have a 220v outlet. Jule’s bread is to die for! Bread, yoghurt, jam and beers are available. This is one of our favorite campsites anywhere and most definitely the best we’ve stayed at in Colombia. Perfect for relaxing or fixing things and some lovely easy walks and birds. I think we’ll find an excuse to go back before we leave Colombia.

+ super friendly and helpful owners
+ very nice hang out area/kitchen
+ nice walk/hike to Barichara (50 minutes)
+ huge grassy camping area
+ cool outdoor Toilette and shower

Tuktuk from Barichara to entry gate 5000COP

VERY nice place close to „downtown“ Barichara. Juep und Julia are very friendly hosts! Very quiet, good bread from Julia and very good facilities. We stayed 10 nights here.

stayed five nights here. fantastic place! Joep and Julia are very friendly and have started a great place here. good hiking around, good chilling in the hammocks, nature, birds etc. highly recommended!

This is one of our favorite campsites ever. Not only does it have all the amenities that you need but it’s also located in nature with a great view and close to a a lot of awesome things to do including hiking mountain biking and of course visiting Barichara!

Joep and Julia are very nice people and have a very beautiful camping! The view is great and there is everything you need. I absolutely recommend this place!

The path to Barichara is greatly improved- even I didn't get lost.
2 new bathrooms are being constructed . The kitchen has become a very sociable place.
Guests feel the nice atmosphere and behave accordingly.
This is my fourth time here because I love the place and above all its hosts.

best campsite ever. Hiking trails, great wifi, tons of space, fresh bread. Perfect stop in the mountains and amazing hosts.

Very peacefull place owned by a dutsh couple. Homemade bread, marmelade.

the owners are very sensitive to ecologie and architecture.

many hike possibility

Juul, thanks for the great place and your hospitality. In the short time you are open for travelers you have deserved all the credit listed by others. We hope the swimming pool will ad to the experience once done.

Bemerkung zu „Big Rig Friendly“:
Mit 7 m bin ich ganz gut reingekommen. >8,5 m wird es bei der Einfahrt schon knapp...

Ein sehr schöner Platz für Overlander! Herrliche Ruhe, tolle Aussicht rundherum, ideal um ein paar Tage auszuspannen. Sehr schöne Anlage, tolle Gebäude mit feinen Sanitäranlagen. Juli&Jupp, die Eigentümer ist sehr nett, sprechen deutsch und sind selbst viel gereist...

Best camping in south america we visited! Julia and Joep are very nice and helpful people. We ended up staying here for two weeks. There is everything you need and Barichara is just at 40min walk away.
Try the home made bread, it’s delicious!

A very special place! Highly recommended! Beautiful setting, very quiet nights (we stayed for 8 nights), reliable wifi, and good shower. Dutch owners Joep and Julia have created a unique and very enjoyable atmosphere on their finca. Easy access to Barichara via walking path or by tuk-tuk (i.e. moto taxi). Homemade bread and yoghurt to order each morning. Suitable for rigs of all sizes; no height restrictions.

Coup de cœur !!!

Nous sommes restés 24 jours au lieu de 3. Nous sommes tombés sous le charme du village Barichara et de l’endroit dans lequel nous avons séjourné.
Quelques places ombragées, douches chaudes, wifi (parfois capricieux), chiens acceptés (s’il sont sociables car les propriétaires ont 3 chiens), le véhicule peut être branché à l’électricité, cuisine à disposition, espace commun avec prises murales, feu de camp avec petit bois mis à disposition gratuitement. Le site bénéficie d’une vue agréable sur les montagnes et dégage un super caché. Julia, l’une des hôtes, étant architecte a minutieusement créé tous les espaces de cette finca. De plus, les 2 hôtes participent à un programme écologique. Ils plantent plus de 500 arbres par an, filtrent naturellement leur eau avec des plantes et ont acheté de nombreux terrains aux alentours pour préserver l’environnement. On vous demandera d’être raisonnables sur votre consommation en eau et de trier vos déchets.
Notre hôte Joep est accueillant, accessible et de bons conseils. Il propose des produits qu’il confectionne lui-même : confitures, yaourts et pains frais tous les jours. Un frigo avec bières, vins et sodas frais sont à disposition des voyageurs, basé sur la confiance (celui qui prend quelque chose, le note lui même sur la feuille des comptes). Vous pouvez également vous procurer de l’eau potable sur place et laver votre linge.
La dernière pente pour accéder au site est un peu rude mais faisable. Possibilité de se rendre à pied jusqu’au village en passant par la montagne (45 min). Sinon vous pouvez prendre un tuc-tuc. Nombreux artisans et restaurants de qualité au village.
Ce campsite est parfait pour échanger entre voyageurs, découvrir Barichara et autres petits villages aux alentours, faire le plein de bons pains fait maison, et sympathiser avec les hôtes.

Meilleur spot de Colombie !

Great place,great host,great area to explore. We had a good time, its one of the places you will return. Joep working hard to make an awesom overlander spot. thank you for this .

THE best campsite in South America! We travel for more than a year from Montevideo to Ushuaia and then up north and like this campsite the most. It is absolutely quiet and peaceful, has a stunning view, huge area also with shade under trees, perfect climate (~ 27 degrees in the day and ~ 17 in the night more or less around the year), no sandflies and almost no mosquitoes, fantastic night sky, wonderful hosts Joep and Julia from Holland who treat you like friends and offer delicious fresh bread every morning as well as homemade jam and yoghurt, all facilities needed (kitchen, bathroom with unique outdoor shower, washing machine, hammocks etc.) in a warm modern design (Julia is an architect) and so on. We intended to stay two, three days but leave after twelve. Highly recommended!

This place has a great view to the valley, perfect spot to meet other overlanders. The hike to Barichara by the mountain is easy and with great views. Dog friendly, very nice facilities, and the owners rock, they know what this game is all about. Perfect weather too. Don’t miss this place.

Un endroit idyllique tout est parfait, une douche extérieure avec eau chaude, un espace cuisine très agréable, machine à laver 15000 pesos avec la lessive , bière, vin, pain... enfin tout est déjà décris surtout n'hésitez pas a rendre visite à Joep et Jull et leurs compagnons à 4 pattes, ils sont adorables et à l'écoute et tout est très propres .

Great place, great people. Great dogs. :) And yes, now they have everything you need *including* beers.

Such a beautiful and quiet place !
I am a french bacpacker, and the place fit well for my little tent. Joep and Julia are very friendly, and if you like hiking ask Joep to show you all the nice place to go with your feet from the campsite, it worth it ;)
Thanks again for all J&J !

Awesome campground, this is the atmosphere you’re looking for! Not only the views and the place itself are beautiful l, also the owners create a very friendly atmosphere.
Lots of space, cool (hot) outdoor shower and you will love the fresh backed bread they are offering.

Really nice place run by a dutch couple. Seems to be turning into an overlander hotspot. They offer homemade bread, joghurt and are absolutely nice. Immaculate bathroom - outdoor shower which will give you the feeling of being in Bali. Nice walk into the town. Moreover, you can do the Camino Real. You can also use their kitchen, etc. Drinks can also be bought on site.Try their marmelade!

See descriptions above. Joep en Juul are lovely people, the kind with whom you feel comfortable from the very first moment. Amazing views. We met other really nice overlanders here, which is also a plus. ;-) We tried everything they offered and it was all superb (bread for 5000, jam for 6000, yoghurt for 2000, beer for 2500, wine for 17000 a bottle, the washing machine for 7000). Advisable to bring food for dinner when you're planning to arrive in the late afternoon/evening since there is no shop nearby, Barichara is a 10 minutes drive but it tends to rain in the area in the evening. That's what overcame us, but Joep and Juul were so kind to offer us some of there vegetables! Defenitely worth to go there!

I returned because of the beauty of the place but even more to see Joep and Julia again.
You should not have any trouble reaching it because my little Dacia managed . And if you want to leave your car and go to Barichara there are motor taxis for 6000 pesos..

Lovely people at the right spot at the right time! I was totally happy here and stayed much longer than usual. One of those places you won‘t forget

Joep & Juul have created a really amazing environment every overlander should see. They truly have everything you could want except beer. We came for a night and stayed 5. The camp is very basic with a fire ring, but you're free to use their communal sink and bathroom with a hot waterfall shower (it's better under the sun). They have redesigned their tobacco finca using traditional techniques and earth structures while maintaining an open nature vibe with a very chic artistic aesthetic. With fruit trees, fossils, hammocks, and really sweet dogs. Ask either of them about their designs as they love to share, it's truly a masterpiece. They also sell fresh baked breads, yogurt, guided tours, and the chance to wash your own laundry. Joep also has an AMAZING dvd collection that we shared one night for movie night. Oh yeah and Barichara is walking distance, but I need no intro to barichara other than go to the paper factory.

Joep and Juulie are wonderful hosts. Their house is amazing. Spa-like shower that is solar-heated, very nice. Internet reached the camping area because they installed a wifi booster. Sink you can use to wash up. Compost and recycling. There is a stove that they can hook up if you need. There are two ways to walk into town from there, and very close to Camino Real. Wish we could have stayed longer.

AMAZING! Such a beautiful place. Good vibes from the owners and place. Sustainable, beautiful, and a tranquilo place to be.

We stayed 5 days and want to say thank you to Joep und Julia for sharing this little piece of heaven with us.

un bel emplacement avec une magnifique vue. Chez Joep et Julia vous serez merveilleusement bien reçu. Joep parle anglais, espagnol, allemand et très bien le français. douche et sanitaire très propres. A quelques minutes du centre de Barrichara. pas de restriction de hauteur.

Highly recommanded, a realy nice place to stay with super friendly owners Joep and Juul from Holland. Everthing as offered. We stopped there for one night and ended up 3 nights at this wonderful place.

Guaimaro Campsite is the best place where we stayed so far! The owners, Joep and Julia, are super friendly and very easy going. We had trouble driving the steep entrance. Joep helped us out and towed us uphill. After this they flattened the entrance the next day, so it is no longer 23%!! It must be easier now for vans to drive to their camp site. The camp site is really large and beautiful with some trees and a place for camp fires overlooking the mountains and valley. We could use the kitchen, the refrigirator, the WiFi and the (hot!) shower. They serve fresh baked bread (4000) and you can use the washing machine (7000). They renovated a tabaco shelter into a common area overlooking the mountains which is super beautiful to sit or relax in the hammock. We didn’t want to leave this place!! They also have an Instagram account (@guaimarocampsite) with pictures to you can get an idea of the site!

We have only good things to say about this place. Joep and Juul are a lovely and very hospitable couple. We loved staying on their beautiful property. The campsite has great views over the surrounding mountain area as it is settled on top of a mountain. The dogs, Marx, Sacha and Phoenix are lovely and very friendly.
We were able to use all facilities which were all super clean, well maintained and organized.
They fixed the driveway while we were there so the 23% is down to about 20% I guess. We loved staying with them! Thanks again!!

Great place to camp with awesome hosts. There is wood to have a fire, great views and a beautiful outdoor shower. The bread and jam is fabulous and you can use their washing machine for 7000 pesos per load. Nice hiking trails and very dog friendly. Highly recommended.

One of the nicest places we’ve stayed. The owners are wonderful hosts! We ate their delicious home baked bread fresh every morning and followed their advice for awesome hiking right from the doorstep. Highly recommended.

We were lucky to be one of the first guests at this wonderful peaceful, relaxing and quiet new place. The last strip from the road is a dirtroad but good to manage. The dutch owners are really nice and speak german/ english and spanish.
They sell homemade bread and jam.

Extraordinary welcoming place with the possibility of freshly bake bread in the morning – we are just overwhelmed of this area, this surrounding and particullary of their owner – a charming dutch people with 2 dogs and not to forget the HOT shower and the prepared fireplace and the homemade jam! One of my best stays in Colombia!!!!

Thank YOU for the stay!!! We will definitely come back!

Beautiful Place! Very quiet, nice view. Very friendly owner. And really nice and clean bathroom!!! No height restriction. Just open the first fence and go up in low gear...

We really loved this campsite. The nature is really beautifull and Barichara is a really nice colonial town (we liked Barrichara more then Villa de Leiva because it feels less touristy). The campsite is super tranquil and has a beautiful view (nature all around).The owners are very welcoming. We ended up staying 2 weeks. Also the hike to Barrichara is really nice, we took a tuk tuk coming back for 6000. The camping is 15000 pppn. We recommend!

What a lovely place! For sure our favorite and most beautiful stay in Colombia. It’s great that this nice Dutch couple share their land to overlanders. Good WiFi, nice shower and kitchen and a lot of space. The bread and jam is delicious. From the campsite you can make a beautiful hike to Barichara. We loved it here and stayed many days! We can recommend this place!

Description provided by owner:

Guaimaro Campsite is nestled on a privately owned secluded plateau, just 10 minutes away from Barichara and surrounded by panoramic mountain views. Its location is convenient to unwind and to explore the area, with trails nearby to Barichara and Guane. It´s a place for people who seek nature and tranquility, with plenty of flat space so you can find yourself a nice spot.

After traveling the world we converted the finca´s old tobacco farmhouse and started several sustainable and regenerative projects. On site we offer Internet access, electricity (110/220), municipal water and a BBQ-fire pit. Furthermore, there is a solar heated outdoor shower, a kitchen/social area and a washing machine. We also offer freshly baked bread, homemade jam and yogurt. Please note that toilets with chemicals cannot be emptied here. We speak your language.

Camping 18.000 pesos pp/pn, children up to 12 years old are free of charge. Tuk-tuk’s between campsite and Barichara COP 7.000. There is no height restriction.

WhatsApp/Phone: +57 3124901654


Description publiée par le propriétaire:

Le camping Guaimaro est niché sur un plateau isolé privé à seulement 10 minutes de Barichara et est entouré de vues panoramiques sur les montagnes. Son emplacement est idéal pour se détendre et explorer la région, avec des sentiers à proximité à Barichara et Guane. C'est un endroit pour ceux qui cherchent la nature et la tranquillité, avec beaucoup d'espace plat alors trouvez-vous un endroit agréable.

Après avoir parcouru le monde, nous avons converti l’ancienne ferme de tabac de la finca y commencé avec l'utilisation durable de l'eau et à reboiser. Il y a accès à l'électricité et à Internet sur le site, une douche extérieure chauffée à l'énergie solaire, une espace cuisine / social, un foyer-barbecue et machine a laver. On y trouve aussi du pain fraîchement cuit y de la confiture et du yaourt faits maison. Veuillez noter que les toilettes avec des produits chimiques ne peuvent pas être vidées ici. On parle votre langue.

Camping 18.000 pesos pp/pn, les enfants jusqu'à 12 ans sont gratuits. Tuk-tuk entre le camping et Barichara COP 7.000. Il n'y a pas de restriction de hauteur.

WhatsApp / Téléphone: +57 3124901654