Welcome to the land that time forgot! The alpine hamlet of San Gerardo de Dota is nestled along the headwaters of the Savegre River at an elevation of 7200 feet in a deeply incised gorge with mountains shooting up on three sides and a river falling off the world to the west. This region is so isolated that not even pre-Columbian cultures peopled its remote environs. Following internal migration along the newly carved Panamerican Highway, the Chacón family set out on foot from nearby Santa Marta to settle San Gerardo in the 1950’s.
Hiking, bird-watching, trout-fishing, canyoning, and tippling wine beside a roaring mountain river round out your activities here. An incomparable detour off a highway connecting Kotzebue and Patagonia, this is a must-see one-two day experience for anyone seeing the Southern Zone by rental car!
Savegre Mountain Hotel
Dantica Cloud Forest Lounge
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