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Antioquia is a naturally beautiful department in a naturally beautiful country. And Colombians and visitors alike head to fincas (country homes) to escape the city and take in, well, the natural beauty. Sound like a good combination? For those of you headed to Colombia looking to balance your time between city exploration and country relaxation, we’ve done some digging and found the 6 most beautiful fincas in Antioquia, Colombia.

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Beautiful Finca in Santa Fe de Antioquia

Santa Fe de Antioquia is one of the most popular finca spots in the entire department and welcomes visitors from nearby Medellin looking to party or just kick their feet up every weekend. It’s famous for its hot weather and a finca in Santa Fe de Antioquia is synonymous with pool time.

With that in mind, we picked this modern finca for its beautiful pool, amazing view, and expansive indoor-outdoor entertaining space. The house backs up to a massive backyard that holds the pool, a jacuzzi, and an area made specifically for someone to DJ. Below the pool deck there is a lovely grassy area with plenty of room for activities. The most striking part of the home though is definitely its open air design throughout the main living space. This creates a fun atmosphere, embraces Santa Fe’s warm weather, and is constantly drawing eyes outward at the views of the mountainous front range. The finca sleeps up to 12 and all of the bedrooms are air-conditioned, a luxury in Colombia. 

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Modern Lake Cabin in Guatape

Just an hour and a half outside of Medellin, Guatape is one of the most beautiful parts of Colombia, nevermind Antioquia. A massive system of interconnected lakes surrounds the town of Guatape itself and a massive rock ready for scaling towers over it all. Visitors can hike up the rock, explore the lakes on jet skis or boats, and sample some of the freshly caught trout.

While the standard activities are great, this luxury cabin takes the Guatape experience to another level. Hidden away from the main town on the banks of one of the more distant lakes, this finca looks right out over the water and the deck space is complete with a jacuzzi for a little relaxation after a day of exploring. Jet ski and boat rentals are easy to find so plan on spending plenty of time out on the water. With four bedrooms and three baths, there’s room for up to ten guests.

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A True Antioquian Experience in Jardin

We’ve talked a lot about natural beauty so far, but the conversation wouldn’t be complete without Jardin. Located about four hours south of Medellin, Jardin is a sleepy, classic Antioquian pueblo known for its cobblestone streets, the beautiful main church and excellent hiking in the surrounding hills. If you go on one of those hikes you’ll certain to find a stunning view from one of the hilltops.

Someone clearly inspired by those views chose to build this gorgeous finca outside of town on top of a hill in a classic Colombian style. Wake up to fresh coffee and fruit juice made in Jardin from beans and fruit gathered nearby the property itself. Explore the plantations, go on a hike (or on horseback) looking for the town’s famous waterfalls, grab lunch in the town and explore its streets, then finish it all up in the finca’s swimming pool that looks out over the rolling hills. On a clear day the sunsets won’t disappoint, we promise. With the pool, playset, and home that can sleep 16 people, Finca El Recreo is an ideal spot for any group, like families or a squad of friends. 

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Space and Style in La Pintada

Classic Antioquian finca architecture and modern luxuries is a tough combination to beat. This seven-bedroom finca is located southwest of Medellin near the pueblos of La Pintada and Jericó. Bordering the Cauca River, La Pintada and the surrounding area is some of the most beautiful land in Antioquia if not the whole country. Green fields meet rolling green mountains and the chaos of the city seems far away. We love the house itself but the pool area is what hooks us. It’s elegant and spacious with plenty of room for you to catch some rays.

While it’s certainly tucked away in the country, Medellin is still an easy trip for those itching for a little city adventure. You can explore Medellin’s streets and still get back to the countryside for a cookout and aguardiente the next day.

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Mountainside Finca in the Coffee Region

The “famous coffee zone” is generally thought of as being comprised of the departments of Caldas, Quindio and Risaralda, but Antioquia has its little section as well. As its name suggests, the region is famous for its coffee plantations, but also its incredible natural beauty. The rolling green hills and deep valleys are absolutely stunning and the general sense of tranquility in the region makes it perfect for finca getaways. Where better to enjoy coffee region views than from a finca on a mountainside? Probably nowhere.

This massive finca in the Antioquian pueblo of Salgar sits on a leveled out section of a mountainside. The views, as you might imagine, are nothing short of incredible and the house follows closely behind in wow factor. On the first floor, you’ll find a swimming pool and jacuzzi that lead almost directly into the kitchen and a deck that stretches the entirety of the first floor. Climb the stairs and you’ll find most of the bedrooms and a balcony complete with hammocks so you can get your fill of the view in comfort. The house is absolutely massive so bring your friends and maybe their friends too.

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Luxury Finca Minutes from Medellin

Despite what some believe finding one of the most beautiful fincas in Antioquia does not require traveling hours outside of Medellin. Located outside of Giradota, a mere 30 minutes away from Medellin, this home has one of the most stunning setups. While some would say no finca is complete without a pool, this spot takes it one step further. Thats because the pool is situated a few steps from a small lake that the guests have unfetered access to. Sitting in the pool and gazing out over the pond, which sits in front of a swathe of mountains, is a fasttrack way to pure relaxation. Near the pool and away from the main house are the capilla/Amazon salon, a huge thatched roof entertainment area. While the interior of the main home is tasteful and clean, many won’t want to be spending much time in there. That is because in addition to the pool and lake area, the property also has a small waterfall, which is often visited by a group of ducks.

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  1. Has dado en el sitio con este articulo , realmente creo que este sitio tiene mucho que decir en estos temas . Volveré pronto a vuestro blog para leer mucho más , gracias por esta información .

  2. Colombia is an amazing destination, if you come to Spain you can find a beautiful and cheap apartment in barcelona like these fincas.

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