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7 Best Hotels to Visit in Paipa

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Updated on 02/16/2024

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Best Hotels in Paipa

The municipality of Paipa is part of the Boyacá department and ranks as the sixth most populous in the region. Founded on February 19, 1602, it is situated at an altitude of 2525 meters above sea level.

Paipa is renowned for its beautiful landscapes and therapeutic thermal waters. It also holds historical significance for being the site of the pivotal Battle of Pantano de Vargas during Colombia’s quest for independence, where 14 lancers led by Colonel Juan José Rondón played a crucial role.

Note: Some hotel services are paid, and you can easily identify them with an asterisk (*).

Estelar Paipa Hotel Spa & Centro De Convenciones 

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Location: On the shores of Lake Sochagota
Capacity: 105 rooms
Room Types: Standard Double Room (20 m² / 215 ft²) / Double Room with Lake View – 1 or 2 beds (20 m² / 215 ft²) / Junior Suite / Lake View Junior Suite / Estelar Junior Suite / Estelar Suite
Highlights: Airport shuttle* / Accessible for people with reduced mobility / Children’s menu* / Pets allowed / Bike rental* / Water sports facilities / Tennis court
Services: Restaurant / Gym / Hair salon / Spa area / Sauna / Safe / Jacuzzi / Bar / Wi-Fi

Estelar Paipa Hotel Spa & Convention Center, situated on Lake Sochagota, is a 10-minute drive (2.36 miles) from Paipa’s Thermal Pools, 15 minutes by car (4.04 miles) from downtown Paipa, and 2.24 miles from Juan José Rondón Airport.

The hotel features an outdoor pool, spa, tennis courts, modern gym, meeting rooms, bar, and two restaurants serving national and international cuisine, including Italian dishes.

Rooms, accommodating up to 4 people, offer amenities such as a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, private bathroom, safe, minibar, and lake views. Pet-friendly with on-site stables and a farm, the hotel also specializes in organizing weddings by Lake Sochagota.

D’Acosta Hotel Sochagota

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Location: Km 2 Via to the Pools, Paipa
Capacity: 63 rooms
Room Types: Standard Double Room 1 – or 2 beds (15 m² / 161 ft²) / Suite (30 m² / 322 ft²) / Bungalow (60 m² / 645 ft²)
Highlights:  Accessible for people with reduced mobility / Children’s menu* / Car rental / Horse riding* / Bike rental / Happy Hour* / Water sports facilities* / Tennis court / Meeting rooms*
Services: Restaurant / Bar / Wi-Fi / Snack bar / Spa area / Sauna /  Laundry service* / Game room / Pool

D’Acosta Hotel Sochagota is a 4-star venue offering thermal pools, a tennis court, basketball and mini soccer fields, and a mini tejo court.

Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy a renowned mountain biking trail that hosted the 2017 Pan American Championship.

The hotel has a bar with a diverse wine selection and a restaurant specializing in local, Italian, and French cuisine. With 17 cabins for up to 6 people and 45 rooms for up to 3 people, the hotel’s name is inspired by its hillside location facing Lake Sochagota.

It’s a 15-minute walk (0.75 miles) from Paipa’s Thermal Pools, 7 minutes by car (1.93 miles) from downtown Paipa, 17 minutes by car (5.47 miles) from the Monument to the Lancers of Pantano de Vargas, and a 2-minute drive (0.34 miles) from Juan José Rondón Airport.

Hotel Hacienda El Salitre 

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Location: Kilometer 3 Toca-Paipa Road
Capacity: 23 rooms
Room Types: Single Room (10 m² / 107 ft²) / Double Room (10 m² / 107 ft²) / Superior Double Room (10 m² / 107 ft²) / Triple Room (12 m² / 129 ft²) / Quadruple Room (14 m² / 150 ft²) / Suite (12 m² / 129 ft²)
Highlights: Special diet menus / Family rooms / Business center* / Chapel / Picnic area / Café / Terrace / Horse riding / Meeting rooms*
Services: Restaurant / Bar / Safe / Wi-Fi / TV / Private bathroom / Wardrobe / Minibar / Garden / Snack bar / Ironing service / Tourist information / Refrigerator / Gym / Photocopier* / Laundry service* / Spa area / Game room / Desk / Pool

Hacienda El Salitre Hotel, a 17th-century colonial-style venue, is only a 3-minute drive (1.24 miles) from Juan José Rendón Airport, 4 minutes by car (1.43 miles) from Paipa Thermal Pools, 3.11 miles from downtown Paipa, and 5.28 miles from the Monument to the Lancers of the Vargas Swamp.

Featuring thermal pools, a spa, terrace, and 3 event rooms for weddings, the hotel also has a café-bar and restaurant offering regional and international cuisine.

Guests can enjoy cycling, hiking, and water sports in the extensive green areas near Lake Sochagota.

Rooms, with a maximum capacity of 4 people, include heating, Smart TV, minibar, Wi-Fi, private bathroom, safe, and carved wooden furniture.

Hotel Cabañas San Cayetano 

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Location: Km 4 Via Pantano de Vargas
Capacity: 14 rooms
Room Types: Double Room (15 m² / 161 ft²) / Triple Room (15 m² / 161 ft²) / 2-Bedroom Bungalow (60 m² / 645 ft²) / Family Bungalow (60 m² / 645 ft²)
Highlights: Business center* / Meeting rooms* / Themed dinners / Bike rental / Pets allowed
Services:  Restaurant / 24-hour reception / Laundry service* / Bar / Wi-Fi / Game room

Cabañas San Cayetano Hotel offers a rural experience with camping, a bar, and a restaurant serving mainly national dishes. The restaurant also functions as a meeting space for various events.

With a maximum capacity of 8 people, the colonial-style family cabins feature a living room, kitchen, dining area, private bathrooms, flat-screen TV, outdoor lounge, and fireplace.

Standard rooms come with a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, and Wi-Fi.

Conveniently situated on the left side of the municipal thermal pools on the mountain, the hotel is a 10-minute walk (0.4 miles) from the Paipa Thermal Pools, 4 minutes by car (0.81 miles) from Juan José Rendón Airport, 2.67 miles from downtown Paipa, and 4.97 miles from the Monument to the Lancers of the Vargas Swamp.

Hotel Boutique 14 Lanceros 

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Location: Vereda Pantano de Vargas entrance to Rincón de Vargas
Capacity: 8 rooms
Room Types: Double Room (15 m² / 161 ft²) / Double Room with balcony (15 m² / 161 ft²) / Double Room with terrace (15 m² / 161 ft²) / Standard Family Room (21 m² / 226 ft²) / Junior Family Suite (25 m² / 269 ft²)
Highlights: Airport shuttle* / Accessible for people with reduced mobility / Bike tour / Pets allowed / Local culture tour* / Meeting rooms*
Services: Restaurant / Tourist information / 24-hour reception / Wi-Fi / Spa area / Jacuzzi / Game room / Sauna

Boutique 14 Lanceros Hotel, strategically located near Pantano de Vargas, offers a terrace, garden, private parking, and a restaurant serving national and international dishes. Guests can bring pets. Rooms accommodate 2 to 5 people, featuring a flat-screen TV, wardrobe, private bathroom, kettle, desk, and, in some cases, a balcony.

Nestled in a natural setting, the hotel is a 4-minute walk (0.18 miles) from the Monument to the Lancers of the Vargas Swamp, 13 minutes by car (4.54 miles) from the Paipa Thermal Pools, 4.91 miles from Juan José Rendón Airport, and 6.77 miles from downtown Paipa.

Hotel El Lago

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Location: Kilometer 1 Via to the Thermal Pools
Capacity: 38 rooms
Room Types: Standard Double Room (17 m² / 182 ft²) / Standard Triple Room (17 m² / 182 ft²) / Standard Quadruple Room (28 m² / 301 ft²) / Bungalow (60 m² / 645 ft²)
Highlights: Pets allowed / Business center / Meeting rooms / Themed dinners* / Children’s menu* / Family rooms / Shuttle service
Services: Restaurant / Wi-Fi / Bar / Ironing service* / Laundry service* / Tourist information / 24-hour reception

Founded in 1987, Hotel El Lago offers private parking, a restaurant with a diverse selection of liquors and regional dishes, and event rooms with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. The accommodations include cabins for up to 6 people and rooms for up to 4 people.

Visitors can enjoy the “Plan Enamorados” service, featuring special room decoration, breakfast in the room, thermal pool access, and a 30-minute algae or Californian massage.

Conveniently located, the hotel is a 5-minute drive (0.75 miles) from Juan José Rendón Airport, 6 minutes by car (0.87 miles) from the Center of Paipa, 1.18 miles from Paipa Thermal Pools, and 5.9 miles from the Monument to the Lancers of the Vargas Swamp.

San Telmo Casa Hotel Boutique 

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Location: Vereda Llano Grande, Paipa
Capacity: 5 rooms
Room Types: Double Room with Garden View (25 m² / 269 ft²) / Double Room with Balcony (25 m² / 269 ft²)
Highlights: Café / Family rooms / Picnic area / Terrace / Pets allowed
Services: Bar / TV / Garden / Coffee maker / Wardrobe / Wi-Fi

San Telmo Casa Hotel Boutique, a rural house, features a picnic area, garden, terrace with Lake Sochagota view, private parking, spa, and a restaurant with a varied menu. Pets are welcome, and couples can enjoy a plan with special decoration, including roses and a bottle of wine.

Rooms, accommodating up to 2 people, are equipped with a flat-screen TV, wardrobe, coffee maker, private bathroom, Wi-Fi, and, in some cases, a balcony.

Conveniently located, the hotel is a 10-minute drive (1.68 miles) from the center of Paipa, 14 minutes by car (2.86 miles) from Juan José Rondón Airport, 3.23 miles from Paipa Thermal Pools, and 8.64 miles from the Monument to the Lancers of the Vargas Swamp.

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