El Taxón Nature Lodge was built in 2016 using traditional construction methods and it's located near Pueblo Tapao, in the heart of the coffee region, in what used to be part of a historic coffee hacienda. Today, this land is being reforested with native species and the largest collection of bamboo and guadua varieties in the country.
Hostal Taxón is ideal for students, naturalists, and travelers who enjoy the simple country lifestyle, natural surroundings and want to learn more about bamboo.
The rooms are basic but comfortable, built recently using the traditional construction techniques and materials from the region.
Accès des voyageurs
The Hostel consists of a 6 bedroom traditional country house with a shared terrace. It's all surrounded by gardens and lush greenery that you will be able to freely roam. Additional shared spaces are located in the main building, including dining room and outdoor social areas. Lush nature walks at your doorstep!
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Usually there will be always someone around to help you, but we will respect your intimacy. The price includes breakfast, which is served in the reception house every morning.
Ximena, your host in El Taxón, is an Agricultural Engineer and an expert in bamboo taxonomy, trained in the Smithsonian Institution. She specializes in the study of the American bamboos, especially the genus Guadua. She has written several scientific papers and is co-author of the Smithsonian Press Book “American Bamboo” (1999) and collaborator on "Bamboo. Tropical Forestry "(2015) published by Springer International Publishing. She is the current president of the Colombian Bamboo Society, associate researcher of the National University of Colombia and works as a consultant and promoter of diverse guadua research projects in Colombia and Latin America.
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