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
Tailor made holiday
Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant
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.
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Real Latin America Experts
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant
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 an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.
Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant
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.
Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.
Ben Line - Travel Consultant
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.