Macondo, San Gil, Colombia

Macondo is a friendly, Australian run backpacker favourite, right in the heart of San Gil - Colombia's up and coming Adventure Tourism capital.

Having moved to a new location in June 2011, Macondo continues to welcome guests to San Gil in the same friendly style that it has since 2005.

Providing simple and affordable accommodation with handy facilities and as much local information as you need, Shaun will ensure that you get as much as you possibly can out of this worthwhile destination.
Macondo offers a selection of rooms to suit all needs and budgets, from dorms to comfortable private rooms. Dorms are available at 22,000 pesos or 28,000 for the 4-bed option. Private rooms are available starting at 50,000/60,000 (single/double) without bathroom. Up to 65,000/75,000 (single/double) for one of the newer rooms with bathroom.

Macondo has all the usual facilities like a big kitchen, hot showers, a book exchange, free coffee, hammocks, a huge garden and BBQ area. They also organise weekly activities like Thursday BBQs, Football, Tejo and have a massage and spa service.

There are three computers with speedy internet connection and Skype/Messenger facilities are available for guest use at 2,000 Pesos an hour. WiFi is offered free of charge throughout the building.

For those interested in volunteer work in San Gil, the guesthouse can also arrange placements or put people in touch with local projects.


You will almost certainly want to make the most of the areas adventure activities and this can be done directly through the guesthouse. Shaun is a guide for Antigua Cave and also takes tours on request to other neighbouring sights.

Shaun also offers a translation service for groups as all tours and activities in the area use Spanish speaking guides.

Any other activities, he books and organizes with reputable, local companies specialising in rafting, caving, rappelling, trekking, paragliding and more!
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Carrera 8 #10-35
San Gil
724 8001
311 828 2905
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