The hotel was built in 1923 in the tiny town of San Antonio del Tequendama, about 30 kilometers South-East of the capital of the country. This is one of the most beautiful places on the river Bogotá – here is a waterfall of Tequendama. The naming is a 137-foot waterfall means «the open door» — the Indians who inhabited the valley of the river, believed that the falls occurred after the wizard had split a mountain. The customer of construction of an unusual house in the style of a French castle by then President of Colombia Republic Pedro NelOspina – windows of built on the cliff’sedge Palace overlooked the waterfall.
In addition to the four above-ground floors, there are two underground ones, which housed the storerooms and laundry. The powers of the Pockmarks expired in 1926, and the Palace got a new owner, who opened in these walls a hotel. The heyday of El Hotel del Salto was in the middle of the last century, when it was again resold, reconstructed and opened to guests. Then El Hotel del Salto had 18 apartments with bathrooms and fireplaces, and a restaurant with a terrace, where love to rest wealthy residents of the capital. The appeal of the hotel is directly dependent on luxurious falls view, so when in the 1970-ies Tequendama start to dry out and become contaminated with sewage, the flow of wanting to stay in dried up, too.