Casa Yahri, a four-bedroom, private villa located just a stone’s throw from Barichara’s main plaza, offers a fully staffed and all-inclusive experience. With a dedicated concierge, a talented chef, and a team of knowledgeable local guides at your disposal, your every need is catered to. The range of activities in and around Barichara is diverse and caters to all tastes. Adventurous souls can partake in hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and waterfall rappelling. Those seeking culture and leisure can indulge in handicraft shopping, art classes, visits to coffee plantations, cooking lessons, Spanish language immersion, and exploration of quaint museums.
The town of Barichara seems to have been untouched by time. Founded in the 1700s, this once-thriving Spanish colonial town lies on the precipice of the Chicamocha Gorge. It once thrived as a vital trade hub between Bogota, the capital, and the Caribbean Sea, but as modern vehicles replaced horses, a new highway bypassed the terrain that embraced Barichara. Today, the town retains its colonial essence while being imbued with the enchantment of what Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez termed “magic realism.”