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Why Playa Koralia and the Natural Beauty of Buritaca Should Be on Your Radar

Islands 6/7/2021 Ashley Burns
a person sitting on top of a mountain: The natural beauty of Buritaca will captivate both adventurous wanderers and spiritual travelers alike. © Provided by Islands The natural beauty of Buritaca will captivate both adventurous wanderers and spiritual travelers alike.

The natural beauty of Buritaca will captivate both adventurous wanderers and spiritual travelers alike. (Shutterstock/)

For some hotels and resorts, certain changes that have been made over the last year will become permanent fixtures. After all, there’s nothing wrong with continuing enjoyable perks like contactless check-in, sanitizer stations, and extensive room cleaning. But as we’ve seen plenty, some properties were already ahead of the curve when it came to physical distancing and personal privacy, so when it came time to achieve government and various health agency approval to reopen, there was little to improve upon.

Playa Koralia is a perfect example. For more than 25 years this truly distinct hotel has served as a sanctuary for travelers looking to find peace and adventure in a setting that is almost too beautiful to be true. Using the incredible natural beauty of Buritaca, Colombia, for inspiration, wellness, and even a little bit of magic, it offers guests an amazing combination of beautiful Caribbean waters and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountain.

Simply put—this hotel is a stunner.

a beach with palm trees: From the beautiful Koralia Beach to the serene design elements of the hotel’s suites, guests will have no shortage of places to enjoy privacy. © Provided by Islands From the beautiful Koralia Beach to the serene design elements of the hotel’s suites, guests will have no shortage of places to enjoy privacy.

From the beautiful Koralia Beach to the serene design elements of the hotel’s suites, guests will have no shortage of places to enjoy privacy. (Mateo Soto/Playa Koralia/)

“Playa Koralia is a place you can know,’' says Vera Rosakov, Reservations Manager. “Our success is built with consistency of purpose, transparency of pricing and being willing to forgo the quick win for what is right. We believe in true hospitality that represents the culture and destination while providing unique experiences unlike any other in Colombia and around the world.”

And because this has always been a trendsetting property rooted in privacy and seclusion—the bungalows are anywhere between 10 and 30 meters apart—as well as health and cleanliness, it comes as no surprise that it recently became the first in its region to not only receive approval from the Colombian government to reopen, but also the World Health Organization’s “Together Against Covid” validation.

Combine with that Colombia’s New Year’s Eve declaration that taxes on hotels and tourism would be suspended for all of 2021 and Playa Koralia should be climbing everyone’s travel list.

food on a table: Regional influence is evident in the on-site dining experiences, as well as the Spa Koralia. © Provided by Islands Regional influence is evident in the on-site dining experiences, as well as the Spa Koralia.

Regional influence is evident in the on-site dining experiences, as well as the Spa Koralia. (Valeria Duque/Playa Koralia/)

From yoga classes offered by visiting instructors and therapeutic services at Spa Koralia to the creative culinary experience and soothing ambiance of the beach bar, this hotel undoubtedly keeps guests busy on-site. But explorers will find breathtaking sights, unforgettable thrills, and spiritual bliss on guided tours, as they visit places like Tayrona Natural Park and Wells Sagrados.

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