Welcome to Antioquia! We’re delighted you want to learn about our retreat.
Cannúa is located in the mountainous region of Colombia crossed by the Cordillera Central and the Cordillera Occidental of the Andes. The Muisca indigenous group inhabited this region before Spanish colonization of Colombia. Much about the Muisca people remains a mystery today.
Through the centuries, a variety of cultures and communities have shaped and influenced the region. Supply problems once limited the locals due to the geographic isolation of the mountainous region. They had to turn to trade to drive their economy. Because of this, Antioquians are now renowned for their business know-how and enterprising nature. They explored Colombia and beyond. They shared their local treasures with the larger world. And they also returned with materials, observations, and influences from their expeditions. This created a region rich in knowledge and character.
From the metropolitan capital of Medellin and up into the towns, villages, and fincas in the mountains, that same spirit is alive and well in modern day Antioquia.
Our retreat is located just 20 minutes from the town of Marinilla. We are 45 minutes from José María Córdova International Airport. You will find us nestled on 11 hectares of protected forest among the charming Antioquian fincas.
Cannúa provides you with the chance to experience and explore our community in much the same way the locals have for centuries. Our boutique retreat was created to embrace the traditional Colombian finca lifestyle. It provides a place to escape and decompress, as well as welcome family and friends. It is also a great place to enjoy food and drink, or to simply reflect among the gardens and the forest.
Cannúa’s goal is to help improve the lives of all those who call these mountains and valleys home. We’ve taken great care to ensure Cannúa echoes there strong sense of community here. We have also worked to enrich this beautiful region.
When you stay with us, you can explore the region by choosing from our selection of onsite activities and offsite community and cultural excursions. Whether you are visiting for a weekend getaway from Medellin, or for a longer stay at our sustainable retreat, be among the first to participate in Colombia’s magical transformation.