Hacienda Margarita

Hotel in Barranquitas & Around

Its destruction on several occasions is testimony to this hotel's lofty but exposed location on a hill crest 2.5km northeast of Barranquitas. Guests could not ask for more stupendous views, which look over the adjacent banana plantations to tumbling broccoli-green valleys stippled with gleaming white hamlets. There are 21 clean, modern rooms and suites here (complimentary bottled water and wi-fi).

The best is a separate 3-bedroom villa for a very reasonable $109. If going for the standards, ask about the rock-walled room with its gorgeous wooden ceiling. A nice pool area is up in the main building, where the restaurant was still under construction at the time of writing.