Quinta El Carmen and La Casona
Charming sister properties within the serene grounds of a rural coffee estate, both converted from traditional houses.
The sister properties La Casona and Quinta El Carmen are both traditional houses that have been refurbished and converted into charming accommodation within the serene grounds of El Carmen coffee estate. While the surroundings feel decidedly rural, the town of Ataco is within walking distance, making this a good choice for those seeking the tranquillity of the countryside without wishing to feel cut off.
La Casona has just six rooms, while Quinta El Carmen has three self-catering rooms each with living room, dining room and terrace, as well as one suite. You can also opt for full board or dinner pre-booked in advance. Décor is authentically Central American, with tiled floors, busy patterns and a cheery feel.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
"As expected, it is more guest house then hotel."JW, Nottingham
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Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.