Why CAMP when you can GLAMP?
Why CAMP when you can GLAMP?
I’ve always been a sucker for a novel idea. I’m that ‘keen as mustard’ girl who throws her hand up at any opportunity to summon her inner gypsy, go rogue and sleep on a deserted beach somewhere under a blanketed starry night. I realize that this may not be novel for some but this is definitely a rarefied moment for me! So I scoured the internet for the perfect little sandy nest. And whilst I was determined to set up camp, old school style with my love, a camp fire and nothing but a basic two man tent, the internet revealed this little gem to me… Tayrona Tented Lodge. Oh it was so irresistibly cute and charming, I couldn’t go past it! So I packed up my backpack and journeyed to this hidden treasure of tranquillity.
Taryona Tented Lodge is located in the Santa Marta region of Colombia, famous for its spectacular national park. And with only three appointed tents along a secluded sandy shore, I knew I would still achieve my desired privacy. And although it is very much “glamping” with the comfortable double beds and private bathrooms in each lodge, there is still a ‘back to basics’ and paired back minimalistic feel about the place. There are no activities on offer, no nearby shops and no reception and wifi! No wifi?! Those who know me well are very aware how I freak at the prospect of no wifi, but on this occasion I completely embraced this opportunity for a digital cleanse. I was forced into pure relaxation mode. Forced to unplug from city chaos and online distractions and plug my whole self into the real world, the natural world. For the first time in a long while, I had time with my thoughts, time to reflect and time to get stuck into my book! It was heavenly!
After our second night sleeping like babies to the sounds of hypnotic waves I decided it was time to venture off to the famous Tayrona National Park. What better way to get there than by motorbike (Sorry mum!). Once arriving at the entrance I walked for 3 hours along the spectacular rocky landscape taking breaks at various viewpoints to drink up the beauty of it all. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit a number of magnificently maintained national parks in recent months and Tayrona is definitely up there as one of my favourites. The views are majestic, the warm Caribbean water inviting and I spent the day in jaw dropped fascination over the wildlife; red woodpeckers, iguanas, monkeys and tropical marine life. Does it get any better?
If you’re looking for a Caribbean paradise and the perfect eco-lodge to go with it then look no further than Tayrona Tented Lodge – elegant comfortable and cute as a button accommodation.
For more information check out their website by clicking here
Love Miss. Peanut x
Photography | Gemma Pranita & Matthew Rooney
Location | Tayrona Tented Lodge & Tayrona National Park, Colombia
Gemma Peanut is a professional shutterbug and story teller. Armed with her camera, her untamed heart and a boundlessly messy imagination.