What to do and see in Salento, Quindio Department: The Best Places and Tips

Discover the best top things to do in Salento, Colombia including Bosques de Cocora, Valle del Cocora, Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, Las Acacias Coffee Farm, Ecoparque the Mirador and Alto de la Cruz, El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional, Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, Cascadas de Cocora, Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, Reserva La Rivera.

1. Bosques de Cocora

Km. 11 Valle del Cocora, Salento, Colombia Nature & Parks, National Parks
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5 based on 1880 reviews

Bosques de Cocora

Reviewed By jonomcfall - Auckland, New ZealandAuckland, New Zealand

A must do in Salento!

This valley is just beautiful! It is a must do if you are visiting Salento. You can hike the trail or choose to take horses, I've done both and they offer different experiences! The terrain can be steep and uneven at times, so take some good shoes, it can

2. Valle del Cocora

Salento, Colombia Nature & Parks, Valleys
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5 based on 388 reviews

Valle del Cocora

Reviewed By bruce3404 - OregonOregon

Wrong Timing

I visited over Easter weekend. The military had closed off the loop route, so I just hiked straight up past the hummingbird sanctuary for about five miles. When I had to return via the same route because of the military, the walk up to the Valle was so ja

3. Kasaguadua Natural Reserve

2.6 Km Away From Town | 600 Meters After Yambolombia, Towards Coffee Farms, Salento, Colombia Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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5 based on 302 reviews

Kasaguadua Natural Reserve

Kasaguadua combines conservation of a creek with tropical rain forest and 4Km of trails within mountainous landscape for an unforgettable touristic experience. Check the location map (directions on aerial photography) in the Pictures Gallery.

Reviewed By hwagg - Bogota, ColombiaBogota, Colombia

really interesting project born out of a passion for conservation

We had a wonderful tour with Carlos. He knows so much about the ecosystem of the cloud forest, and his passion for the conservation work they are doing there is obvious. We especially loved seeing the wax palms in their early stages of growth, and how the

4. Las Acacias Coffee Farm

| Interseccion partidas Navarco - Salento, Salento, Colombia Sights & Landmarks, Farms
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5 based on 113 reviews

Las Acacias Coffee Farm

Las Acacias Coffe Farm is a great place to know all around the coffee culture and the life of a traditional family. the landscape is fantastic, is full of nature and you can to enjoy a cup of the best coffe. In this place have a orchad, animals, flowers and aromatic plants. the best experience, the best place to a great coffee tour

Reviewed By sinawanders - Heidelberg, GermanyHeidelberg, Germany

Very nice visit

We took a Jeep from the main square in Salento to Las Acacias and were able to start the tour right away when we got there. It's a Family run business and you can tell they're really passionate about their plants and animals. I particularly liked the fact

5. Ecoparque the Mirador and Alto de la Cruz

Salento, Colombia Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Lookouts, Scenic Walking Areas More
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4.5 based on 79 reviews

Ecoparque the Mirador and Alto de la Cruz

Reviewed By 450olivias - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom

Lovely

Walk from the main square up and take in the wonderful shops that line the route upto the mirador. If you decide to do the trek it gives you a great glimpse into what to expect.Very sweet look out, worth a look. It's free and only take 10 minutes to walk

6. El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional

Kilometro 5 Vereda Palestina, Salento, Colombia Sights & Landmarks, Farms
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5 based on 22 reviews

El Recuerdo Finca Cafetera Tradicional

You will find a traditional coffee farm that offers a touristic tour, having a contact with nature and all its biodiversity. Showing the traditional peasant house, green places of the regio n, the coffee process, from its natural and productive space. Enjoy tour kindness, our variety of weather and a good cup of coffee in differents preparations.

Reviewed By Seidens

Expectations exceeded

Great tour with just my wife and me.Carlos explained his concept of polyculture and showed us around his plantation. Impressive diversity of fruits, vegetable and coffee.Carlos passion and dedication to what he is doing is great.I attach a photo of his bu

7. Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen

Salento, Colombia Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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4 based on 115 reviews

Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen

Reviewed By OneAddictedTraveler - Lake Elmo, MinnesotaLake Elmo, Minnesota

Church on the square

The very touristic but yet pretty town of Salento has a well kept town square. On the square is the rather typical town church. Although It is nothing particularly special it still is a comfortable place to visit.

8. Cascadas de Cocora

| Salento-Valle de Cocora, Salento 631027, Colombia Nature & Parks, Waterfalls
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5 based on 13 reviews

Cascadas de Cocora

Reviewed By beppo81 - Antwerp, BelgiumAntwerp, Belgium

Dry season......

Maybe the dry season or because of this is the year of 'el nino' the falls were disappointing as quite dry. Would be nice to come back at a different time. The hike was nice though.

9. Region Paisaje / Landscape Region

Calle 2a 4a 55, Salento 631020, Colombia Shopping, Museums, Art Galleries
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5 based on 20 reviews

Region Paisaje / Landscape Region

Meet the artist at their own studio! Original brands and local projects by original habitants from coffee zone. We are an art shop specialized in photos. Photographic magnets, deluxe pearl print coasters, canvas, postcards, fashion jackets, vector art, patches,organic crafts. Design, colorful images, real coffee identity. learn about the place with a professional photographer, enjoy your trip!

Reviewed By curious_tee - Santa Monica, CaliforniaSanta Monica, California

Not Your Usual Tourist Trinkets

The streets of Salento have many of your standard, imported from China, tourist souvenirs. This shop has a small selection of more unique items, some cool photography, trendy jackets and other locally made items.

10. Reserva La Rivera

Km 4 via Rural El Roble - Morro Azul, Salento, Colombia Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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5 based on 6 reviews

Reserva La Rivera

Permaculture countryside farm within the nature reserve Barbas-Bremen, surrounded by waterfalls, water springs, a variety of birds, native forest, ecological trails, and organic crops. Typical house of the coffee region with more than 50 years in "bahareque" of wood and tile in mud, the stove works with wood, in the house lives a traditional local farmer family with which space, its customs, and culture are shared. It is an ideal place to disconnect from the city and meet nature and its essence. Reserve La Rivera is surrounded by native and fog forests with fauna and flora typical of these heights (2.200 masl). Our Permaculture Master plan guides our sustainable productive models of medicinal plant crops, native tuber garden, flowers, fruit forest, composting and worm farm and forest-pasture systems of animals. With the possibility of walking through 7 wonderful paths that will take you to discover rivers, forests, diverse birds or the top of a mountain.

Reviewed By Kitesurfingguy - Shanghai, ChinaShanghai, China

Paradise found...

This place is MAGIC... Howling monkeys, rare bird species, untouched jungles, jaw-dropping vistas, an old Spanish-cut trail... staying here is like stepping back in time. Jose’s family guards and protects an incredible property that pierces the heart of a

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