How to get to Atlantis, Colombia:
Take a bus to La Plata – Huila. It leaves the Bogota Bus Terminal from Module 1 between 8.30pm to 9 pm (get there at least half an hour earlier).
The two bus companies who serve this route are called Cootranshuila and Coomotor . The first bit of the journey is cold and then the rest is quite warm, so dress accordingly.
People have been robbed at the Bus Terminal, especially by thieves acting as the bus drivers assistant (ayudante) who'll offer to help you with your bags.
You'll arrive in La Plata about 4.30 a.m. Ask around for the bus that leaves for Popayan at 5.30 a.m. Ask the driver and the passengers (sometimes the driver doesn’t know the route well) to make sure you get off at La Estacion , which is simply a wooden house with a little shop by the side of the road, about an hour and a half from La Plata, and about 10 minutes beyond the small town of Belen. Outside Belen you'll likely be stopped by the army who may ask for I.D. They are generally polite and curious.
When you get off at
, tell the owners you are visiting us. You can leave your bags there in complete safety, we'll get them collected later.
After about 2 hours walk you'll come upon a big new wooden house on the right hand side of the road with a blue roof, that's Alices farm and someone there will point you in the right direction to get to our farm.
If you come via Ecuador.
Things you need to bring:
You won't need:
An open attitude and a willingness to use your physical energy to the full.
Before you come, please read the Green Letters that are published on this site, as they will give you an idea of our life-style, our attitudes, our history and involvement here. You will almost definitely find us very different from how you imagined us!
We are passionately vegetarian (as we haven't yet seen proof that humans are superior to animals), atheists (but also astrologers and psychics), very left-wing (but in a politically incorrect sort of way: for example we don't unquestioningly adore the modern sacred cows of pacifism, feminism or pro-gay rights, especially when these impinge on everyone else's rights).
It is important for visitors to be aware that we've chosen this lifestyle very deliberately and have worked harder than you can probably imagine to maintain it, so please don't tell try to tell us how we SHOULD behave/live/eat/work/talk.
My apologies to more sensitive potential visitors about this statement, but as we run an open house where anyone can arrive at any time and stay as long as they like, we have sometimes had to protect ourselves from this kind of behaviour.
Sometimes people ask us what kind of gifts we like to receive.