Sustainable Luxury Travel
When it comes to looking for hotels in Cali, the San Antonio neighborhood is one of the most attractive areas of the city for its history, its architecture and its charm. For this reason, Alko Hotel Casa Níspero. Is a different bet that offers you a luxurious stay in the middle of a neighborhood of tradition and heritage value. It will give you a story to tell and it will create a memorable experience through the cultural richness of Colombia.
Our hotel is located in the Granada neighborhood north of Cali. Stands out for being a hotel full of nature and beautiful rustic with oriental style decoration. Each
space of this hotel offers a relaxing atmosphere, allowing you a personalized stay full of comfort and rest.
A beautiful boutique hotel in the south of Cali, near an excellent gastronomic area, important universities in the city and prestigious clinics. We have a SPA available every day. A buffet breakfast is served every morning on the beautiful terraces on the top level of the hotel.
I was born in southern Italy, I am a professional accountant and I’ve held several important positions in private companies and the Italian government. From a very young age I loved to travel around the world, to know different cultures and places. In the travels I learned several languages like English, French and Spanish. I admired many beautiful landscapes, however when I met Colombia I fell in love with its exotic beauty, its immense rivers, the seas with its crystal clear waters, its green nature, great variety flora and fauna, different cultures, exquisite culinary, its people that is to admire ‘Friendly, cordial, helpful”. That is why I made the decision to be in Colombia since 2014 with my husband who is Colombian and my companion of adventures, who has been my tour guide in this beautiful country: COLOMBIA!
I’m Andres Felipe Aguilera, a professional graphic designer, graduated from Bellas Artes in Cali. I am also a certified web designer, specializing in mobile devices, graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Occidente, also in Cali. Initially I started traveling for sports, but now I travel frequently for fun, and because it’s something I’m passionate about. I love learning about new cultures and places to visit within each country, including my own. I’m fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel all over Colombia, each place I visit teaches me something new, and the experiences are so incredible that not even the best camera can capture them.
Angela was born in Bogotá, with a passion for traveling and discovering new cultures, she decided to Emigrate to London to study English for a year, that became 25!!! She has worked in tourism for more than 15 years, an industry that she loves that has given her the opportunity to explore new places and taught her to have an even bigger perspective of the world.
She returned to Colombia with good expectations for her beloved country and to take advantage of the new wave of tourism. She hopes she can contribute through her work showing the wonders of this Magical Country. In her spare time she likes traveling, dancing and cooking.
+ For me Colombia is magical because you can travel through time in Mompox, experience the energy during Barranquilla’s Carnaval, watch the Andean Condors fly in the coffee region, and enjoy the rich biodiversity of the land and its people.
Claudia was born and raised in Cali, Colombia, appropriately nicknamed “a branch of Heaven” and the World Capital of Salsa dancing. As a child, she traveled with her family all over Colombia. As an adult, she lived in New York City where her love of being outdoors led her to memorize all the streets of the Big Apple. She visited monuments, museums, parks and galleries, and immersed herself in a new language and culture. After 10 years in the US, she decided to return to Colombia to be closer to her family in Cali.
She is currently studying to be a Tour Guide, and loves exploring Colombia and all of its beauty. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking and taking pictures. Her great aspiration is to show nationals and foreigners the beautiful city of Cali, the Department of Cauca Valley, the country, and the friendliness of her people. So when you come to Cali, let Claudia be your tour guide!
+ For me, Colombia is magical for its unique landscape, its biodiversity, and the warmness of its people.
La Jessica is a California girl living in Colombia who’s managed to make traveling a lifestyle. She was born in Key Largo, Florida, raised in Lake Tahoe and Hawaii, and has visited some of the most beautiful places in the world. From Cape Cod to Kauai, countless trips across the USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador; Jessica is happiest when exploring new places.
After two-decades in the hospitality, marketing, and communications fields, she earned her Master’s Degree in Spanish. To celebrate, she spent a year traveling South America, from Patagonia to Parque Tayrona. She fell in love with Cartagena, Colombia and decided to stay. Then she met a caleño, and the rest is history. Together they reside in “the other Cali” (Colombia), where Jessica teaches Spanish online for her alma mater – Lake Tahoe Community College. Along with a joint business venture with her colombiano making and selling accessories manufacturas.one, she has a personal blog lajessica.com.
Most recently, she’s committed to promoting tourism and sharing the unique and undiscovered beauty of Magical Colombia. It’s safe to say her knowledge of Latin America is unsurpassed.
+ The people, the weather, the mountains, beaches, and everything in between is what makes Colombia magical for me!
Colombian by birth. I spent 23 years of my life in Europe and mainly in Italy where I studied Economy of the Tourism Markets and Systems, specializing in sustainable tourism and territorial promotion focusing on the role of tourism as an economic development factor and in image positioning a countries that are in process of getting out of difficult times, like Colombia. After having worked for more than ten years for hotels, travel agencies and wholesale operators, I decided to return to my origins, to inform myself and to visit Colombia throughout its territory to discover the classic routes and the most unexplored and authentic corners of the country. In 2012 I founded Magical Colombia, a local operator with Colombian soul and an international level organization with the sole purpose to offer excellent services. Now that I live again in Colombia, I dedicate myself to this work with extreme passion and discipline, venturing day after day on the infinite faces and shades of this magic land.
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I’m Andrea Heshusius. Since I was 7 years old, I started traveling around the world with my family. I was born in Colombia, I lived in Holland and in Spain. Traveling is one of my passions. I studied drama and I’m also an art historian. Lover of culture, art history and good gastronomy. After living 20 years in Europe. I returned to the country where I was born. Along with a backpack I traveled through this beautiful country that has many beautiful things to show, know and try. My passion for this country and its culture makes me an excellent hostess and I want to make your time in Colombia to be the best time of your life.
I have worked with trips to Africa for almost twenty years offering tailor-made safaris and luxurious experiences in uncontaminated nature. My university career in Anthropology also has to do with Africa, especially with tourism in Namibia. Then, almost at the some time, my son and Latin America came into my life. This is how my expectations and interests have changed, I was curious about colors, people and new flavors. With Colombia it was love at first sight!
Commercial Engineer, specialist in Logistics, Economics and Maritime Port Management. With over 10 years of experience working in the transport, logistics, education and tourism sectors. Much of my life was enjoyed in Europe, where in addition to gain technical and professional knowledge in tourism, working in hotels and tour operators I had the opportunity to visit several of its countries, discovering its beautiful landscapes, fantastic architecture, its culture and traditions. Back in Colombia, my nature for adventure and instinct for freedom have led me to travel this beautiful land for its different and varied regions, discovering spectacular and unimaginable landscapes that have made me see the great potential that this country has as a destination. For this reason I decided to join my brother Dario, and work hard alongside him, contributing with all my administrative and operative experience to turn his great dream into this wonderful reality that is today Magical Colombia, an experience that surely you will not forget.
Born and raised in Venezuela, I’ve been a lawyer for 15 years, married to a beautiful Colombian woman and with two wonderful daughters and a son. Since my childhood I was intrigued to know new places through its people so in my teenage years I embarked on the adventure of intercultural exchanges, traveling and having a life experience in Quebec, Canada which allowed me to have knowledge of English and French; I traveled abroad and served as host to different people from all over the world, which helped me to have a better view of the world and its cultures. The circumstances of life itself brought me to Colombia and now I’m focused on helping others to also have the opportunity to discover this beautiful and wonderful country using all the experience gained in my life so far.
Coming from the sister Republic of Venezuela, I’m a Systems tech, title that has embarked me to the wonderful world of tourism and the will of visiting every place that technology shows me. Former football coach in the beautiful city of the eternal snows (Merida – Venezuela). I’m very happy now to prosper in magical Colombia, where its history and its people, fill my thinking of tourism and that is not limited to just knowing or exploring, but also leaves the very captivating taste of adventurer geography where El Dorado is hidden and Legends are strengthened with their idiosyncrasies. Caleno by heart because of its fascinating geography, there is nothing left but to share and invite you to be amazed to find the ideal trip and with my knowledge and disposition, I invite you to trust in a group of work that only want the best of your stay and the luxuries of each trip you set. Welcome to Colombia, here you will be a brother to whom our time and effort will be provided
Student of Public Accounting, Universidad Autonoma de Occidente. I praise the Lord for having a nice home in the company of my husband and two beautiful children.