Situated in a beautiful valley near one of Colombia’s most picturesque towns, Guatapé – about 2 hours from downtown Medellin, Eco Hostel is an interactive & live Hostel – an educational Spanish School center, a showcase of best practices for sustainable living, alternative energies, and a place where you can relax, reconnect with yourself & with nature.
With bamboo groves and mature trees, the sounds of bird song and flowing water, we foster a tranquil and serene ambiance for studying, learning how to grow organically, living sustainable and maintaining a strong connection to Pacha mama.
Additionally, at the Eco Hostel, we provide a supportive environment and good healthy food for individuals who seek meditation and a place of silence or solitude to connect with the self and with nature.
People of all spiritual backgrounds (or none) are welcome – with or without any previous meditation experience. Personal retreats of various length are also possible. This is a UNIQUE place with no schedule (unless you are enrolled in one of our courses), that lets you find your own space and move on your own time.
Wifi / Internet:
Our aim is to connect people through education, language, and farming/Permaculture courses and personal interaction! We purposely do not have wifi because we like to give our guests a break from the waves and we like to encourage folks to “ünplug”, be fully present in the moment, and to interact with one another.
The food is vegetarian (very tasty and natural). The local diet is heavy on rice, beans, chickpeas, lentils, potatoes, yuca (casaba), plantains, corn, and plenty of vegetables.
Our own organic products from our garden will be available for consumption as well! We bake our own bread, prepare our arepas, consume products high in fiber and eat home cooked meals together.
Eco Hostel is a fully vegetarian establishment. Which means you can take this as an opportunity to detox your body for 2 weeks (with a good diet and no meat/chicken/fish if you take the Spanish course). But for those who prefer to eat meat, feel free to try out the local restaurants in the village.
Some of the reasons for offering vegetarian meals consist of the following:
—We do not want to consume meat every day.
—Its consumption contributes to & harms our global climate (environmental impact)
—We do not wish to contribute to the constant sacrifice of animals (animal rights).