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Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries on earth, with hundreds of species of bird, mammal, amphibian, reptile, insect and plant in habitats from the Caribbean and Pacific coasts and the Amazon rainforest to the great plains and the Andes mountains. There are some excellent places to stay that offer a sustainable, ecofriendly experience – here’s our pick of the best.
Juan Solito Ecolodge, sits on Hato La Aurora, a vast reserve/ranch on the eastern plains of Colombia that protects a number of important indigenous species, including jaguars, ocelots, and anacondas, as well as many other species of mammal and bird. You’ll stay in a typical llanero house, and there’s a delicious menu of local food on offer. Activities include a Colombian safari across the plains in a 4×4 or on horseback. The team at the lodge also offer fascinating trips to monitor the camera traps that have been set up to record jaguar activity on the ranch.