Welcome to YAY Sustainable

Nestled in the jungle between Tayrona National Park and the entrance of  the Lost City Trek, YAY sits on a river in the foot hills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Park, a stone’s throw from Colombia’s Caribbean Beaches.

  • Refresh In our Spring-fed pool, the  river beach or relax in  the many cool hang out spots.
  • YAY ́s restaurant serves delicious plant-based,fusion dishes and drinks with an exceptional garden-to-table experience.
  • From the seed nursery to food forest and garden beds, we openly display the growing process and the principles of permaculture in practice.
  • The river front Yoga Shala is an idyllic location for yoga, meditation, workshops, ceremonies and more.
  • Guests can enjoy a variety of massages and therapies in the Jungle Spa, from Chiropractic to Reiki.
  • YAY can organise tours and day trips to destinations such as Tayrona Park, the Lost City Trek, tubing and waterfalls.


At YAY, we have luxury ensuite cabins with terraces and open views to the permaculture food forest, as well as cosy terraced cabins with shared bathrooms, nestled in vibrant and colorful medicinal gardens. We care about the future of our planet so we have built YAY in a sustainable way .


YAY offers
plant-based, fusion restaurant, inspired by a passion for amazing food which is also sustainable and healthy, In the kitchen, we like to use tasty flavours from all over the world and benefit from the organic produce grown in our gardens and by local suppliers.

Activities home


YAY sits in a spectacular location with much to explore nearby You can happily lose yourself in the gardens and enjoy lovely short walks from YAY. Tayrona Park and the entrance of the Lost City Trek are just a 10 minutes drive from us.

Our story

We have built YAY based on the principles of Permaculture that guide us to mimic the patterns and relationships we find in nature and apply them to agriculture and ecological building, in conjunction with appropriate technology for energy, water and nature preservation.



This place is an amazing hidden gem in the Colombian jungle. Every detail is so thought out and beautifully designed, luxurious while still maintaining a much appreciated focus on sustainability and respect for the land. The property is absolutely gorgeous, the vegan food is incredible, and the staff is so kind and helpful. I stayed her for a week and my mind and body just melted into stillness. Love this place so much! Thank you for everything YAY!
Nadene Moccia
7 months ago on Google

Vacation  |  Solo

Yay Lodge and Restaurant is such a magical place! Just a 10 minutes motorbie ride away from the busy mainroad is the most beautiful, lush, green paradise you'll ever find called Yay! It's a jungle garden with little cabins, hammocks, a beach on the river with more hammocks, yoga place and a restaurant with delicious food and drinks! I loved my stay and the staff and one of my highlights was to float in the river. I also love the plant based concept!
3 weeks ago on Google

Vacation  |  Couple

Oh my goodness… There are no words to describe how good this place is. The food is beyond amazing. The river, pools and all the beautiful places… Everything is thought so beautifully. Especially after Tayrona this place felt like heaven. Treat yourself to a stay in Yay, you are going to love it. Thanks to the lovely staff and Kelly ❣️
Ilayda Kulaksizoglu
5 months ago on Google

Vacation  |  Solo


YAY is located on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, between the Lost City and Tayrona National Park.
The lodge is implemented in the valley of the Guachaca River, at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, which is known by the ancient tribes as “The Heart of the World”. YAY’s amazing location benefits from the fresh waters of the Guachaca River and stunning mountainous jungle scenery, as well as being only a stone’s throw from the Caribbean Sea and beaches. The land itself is full of tropical herbs, fruits and vegetables together with giant, ancient trees that protect the water and refresh the air.

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