Coffee Landscapes

Coffee Landscapes, photo by CIAT
Coffee Landscapes (photo by CIAT)
 

Zona Cafetera, usually refered to as “Eje Cafetero”, is a coffee-growing region in the Andino region of Colombia.

1. Salento

A sleepy little town of 4000 or so inhabitants, perched on a hill in “La Zona Cafetera”, 24 km from Armenia and 60 km from Pereira (pronounced Pay Ray Da), beside the valley of the river Quindío, after which the department (state) of Quindío is named.  Salento is a sleepy little town in Quindío department, in the Zona Cafetera region of Colombia. On weekends and holidays, the town is flooded by tourists from Armenia and Pereira.

2. El Parque del Café

This is a must if you’re in the area. The colonisation and history of the entire area is explained as well as all the details of growing and processing coffee.  In addition it features a botanical area (bamboo forest, coffee plants, etc) and an amuesement parc like Disneyland.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 

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Cabañas Finca Villa Natalia

Situated in Salento, Cabañas Finca Villa Natalia offers a garden and outdoor pool. Santa Rosa de Cabal is 25 km from the property. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. Some units include a seating area and/or balcony. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$27

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La Sultana

La Sultana is situated in Circasia, 26 km from Santa Rosa de Cabal. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site. Certain rooms have views of the mountain or river. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$27

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Chill out Salento

Offering a sun terrace and views of the city, Chill out Salento is set in Salento in the Quindio Region, 26 km from Santa Rosa de Cabal. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Certain units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$27

 
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La Bohemia

Offering a terrace and views of the mountain, La Bohemia is located in Circasia in the Quindio Region, 27 km from Santa Rosa de Cabal. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms include a TV with cable channels. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$54

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Real Hostel

Located in Salento, this apartment is 26 km from Santa Rosa de Cabal. Real Hostel boasts views of the mountain and is 24 km from Pereira. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with a microwave and a fridge. A flat-screen TV is available. Average score from 31 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$47

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Hostal Familiar Jerico

Hostal Familiar Jerico

Set in Salento, 26 km from Santa Rosa de Cabal, Hostal Familiar Jerico features free WiFi access. Certain units include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Some rooms have views of the mountain or city. All rooms include a private bathroom. Average score from 74 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$17

 
$179.6
Balcones de Salento

Balcones de Salento

Situated in Salento, 26 km from Santa Rosa de Cabal, Balcones de Salento features free WiFi access and private parking. Each room comes with a private bathroom. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is offered. Average score from 47 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$20

 
$209.5
Posada Casa Salento

Posada Casa Salento

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Posada Casa Salento offers accommodation in Salento, 26 km from Santa Rosa de Cabal. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms include a TV with cable channels. Average score from 382 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$27

 
$279.5
Finca Pilones

Finca Pilones

Offering a garden, Finca Pilones is situated in Salento, 26 km from Santa Rosa de Cabal. Pereira is 25 km away. Free private parking is available on site. Some units include a dining area and/or patio. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$20

 
$209.4
Casa Borbon

Casa Borbon

Casa Borbon offers accommodation in Salento, 200 meters from the Main Square. Armenia is 25 km from Casa Borbon. WiFi is available throughout the property. The rooms come with flat TV and private bathroom with hot water shower. Average score from 377 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$30

 
$309.3
Chill out Salento

Chill out Salento

Offering a sun terrace and views of the city, Chill out Salento is set in Salento in the Quindio Region, 26 km from Santa Rosa de Cabal. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Certain units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$27

 
$279.2
La Casa de Jeronimo

La Casa de Jeronimo

Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, La Casa de Jeronimo offers accommodation in Salento. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Certain units feature a seating area for your convenience. A terrace or patio are featured in certain rooms. Average score from 50 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$28

 
$289.2
Finca Hotel El Rancho De Salento

Finca Hotel El Rancho De Salento

Located in Salento, Finca Hotel El Rancho De Salento offers accommodation with free WiFi access. The property also offers free parking. Each bedroom has bed linen and a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. Average score from 122 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$29

 
$299.1
Casa de la Ciencia

Casa de la Ciencia

Featuring free WiFi, Casa de la Ciencia offers pet-friendly accommodation in Salento. Santa Rosa de Cabal is 26 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 70 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$34

 
$349.1
Hostel Camelot Salento

Hostel Camelot Salento

Located in Salento, just a few steps from restaurants and eateries, Hostel Camelot Salento features free WiFi in the property. The functional and simple accommodations feature wooden furniture and linens. Average score from 199 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$17

 
$178.9
Los Guaduales

Los Guaduales

Los Guaduales is located in Salento, only one block from the Main Square, and offers free WiFi access throughout the property. Free private parking is offered with prior reservation. Each room here features bed linen. Average score from 69 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$18

 
$188.8
Hostal Rio Arabia - Valle De Cocora

Hostal Rio Arabia - Valle De Cocora

Hostal Rio Arabia is located in the beautidul Cocora Valley in Salento where you can enjoy valley walks by the Andean Mountains and immerse in Quindian culture. Free WiFi access is available. Extras include bed linen. Average score from 69 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$23

$238.8
Beta Hotel

Beta Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Beta Hotel offers accommodation in Salento. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Cocora Valley is 10 km away. Some rooms have a seating area for your convenience. Average score from 160 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$28

 
$288.7
Cabañas Finca Villa Natalia

Cabañas Finca Villa Natalia

Situated in Salento, Cabañas Finca Villa Natalia offers a garden and outdoor pool. Santa Rosa de Cabal is 25 km from the property. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. Some units include a seating area and/or balcony. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$27

$278.6
Hostal La Floresta

Hostal La Floresta

Located 300 metres from Salento square and 400 metres from Calle Real street, Hostal La Floresta offers free Wi-Fi and 24-hour front desk assistance in Salento. Average score from 180 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$19

 
$198.4
Casa Pachamama

Casa Pachamama

Located in Salento, Casa Pachamama features a balcony with panoramic views of the mountains and the town. It offers self-catering accommodation with free WiFi. The unit is 26 km from Santa Rosa de Cabal. Average score from 30 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$27

 
$278.2
Rancho Alegre

Rancho Alegre

Rancho Alegre is set in Salento, 26 km from Santa Rosa de Cabal and 24 km from Pereira. Free private parking is available on site. A TV is provided. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 483 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$32

$328.2

Highlighted Interests:

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Combination
Unusual Local Feature

Fincas

The region has many Fincas, or coffee farms. Many are open to visitors, and some offer additional features like horseback riding or swimming.
Natural
Tropical Forests

Valle de Cocora

To the north-west of Quindio's capital lies the spectacular Valle de Cocora where visitors can walk amongst forests of the world's tallest palm tree and the national tree of Colombia; the wax palm.

Once at the park, there is a nice halfday hike up to finca Acaima through the cloud forest and back through the valley. The scenery is quite exotic and beautiful due to the wax palms and lovely jungle plants.

The view from the Mountain House is spectacular. From there it's an easy 1 1/2 hour (5.1 km) downhill walk along a wide dirt road with fabulous vistas and lots of giant wax palms back to Cocora where your Jeep will take you back to Salento.

Kasaguadua Natural Reserve

The reserve covers 12 hectares of lush tropical rain forest, with mountainous landscape protecting a natural creek. There is a network of well maintained looping trails (4km), achievable in 1.5 hours up to 6 hours. Its altitude makes it quite different from Cocora Valley's, allowing you to find another kind of vegetation and climate.
Other Interests:
Natural
Alpine Mountains

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