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Isla Matamba Is Colombia's Most Remote (and Relaxing) Tropical Island Getaway

by Matador Creators May 10, 2023

If you’re looking for a serene getaway in Colombia, Isla Matamba could be the perfect spot. Situated in the Rosario Islands off the Caribbean coast of Colombia, this hotel is an ideal location for those seeking a soothing escape, known for its rich culture, pristine beaches, diverse wildlife, and tropical forests.

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One of the most appealing aspects of the Isla Matamba hotel is its location, sitting in the heart of an ecosystem that includes mangroves, cenotes, and magnificent coral reefs. The hotel’s design is based on ecological principles to minimize its environmental impact, and the surrounding flora and fauna provide a serene backdrop. Guests can take advantage of the many activities offered by the hotel, like snorkeling, kayaking, or exploring the island on foot.

Isla Matamba is perhaps best known for its picturesque beaches, especially Playa Almejal, Playa Noa, and Playa Trujillo. Playa Almejal is a two mile-long black sand beach, perfect for lounging or surfing. Aside from its scenic beaches, Isla Matamba is also famous for its rich cultural heritage. The locals are friendly, and visitors can expect to learn a lot about Colombia’s cultural, historical, and economic traditions here. One of the best ways to acquaint yourself with the culture is by venturing outside the hotel and exploring the island’s fishing villages, learning about the various fishing and farming techniques locals utilize to make a living.

Despite its remote location, getting to Isla Matamba is relatively easy. You’ll need to travel to Riohacha, which is the closest city to the island. From there, take a short boat ride to the island. You can also arrange for private boat tours from nearby towns like Cabo de La Vela, Punta Gallinas, or Uribia.

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