Best of the Coffee Region
Learning about the coffee cultivation process from the seed to the cup is the top thing to do in Colombia's coffee region. You'll be blown away at what goes into making your morning cup of coffee.
Valle de Cocora
The magical Valle de Cocora is the home of Colombia's national tree, the wax palm. Get up close and personal with the trees during a hike through the valley and witness one of the most beautiful landscapes in country.
The small town of Salento is a typical coffee producing town with colorful architecture. There are plenty of opportunities to buy locally made crafts and sample Paisa cuisine. It's surrounded by several coffee plantations and is the gateway to Valle de Cocora.
Filandia is a traditional coffee town that rivals Salento in beauty. Visit for
the mirador, which provides 360º views of the region, and shopping for local handicrafts.
This small town packs a big punch when it comes to the views, considered by many to be the best in the entire Coffee Region. It's also the home of Café San Alberto, the most award-winning Colombian coffee on an international level
Quindío Botanical Garden
A great place to learn about the biodiversity of Colombia. Guests enjoy the birdwatching opportunity and the variety of butterflies in the Mariposario.
Salamina is a hidden gem that's well off the tourist trail. Colonial
architecture similar to Salento is the attraction but you'll probably find yourself to be the only tourist. Don't forget to try the local specialties - la macana and huevos al vapor.
The most beautiful of the three large cities in the Coffee Region, Manizales has a lively university atmosphere as well as the tallest cathedral in Colombia.
Soak away at one of the relaxing thermal baths and don't forget to try the local specialty, chorizo santarrosano.
Belén de Umbría
Our hometown is becoming a destination for nature lovers and those in seek of a more authentic experience in a traditional coffee town.
This quiet small coffee town is off the beaten path and rarely sees a foreign tourist. The dramatic entrance to the town square is one of our favorite scenes in the entire Coffee Region.
The landscape of this volcanic national park is truly out of this world. Head up for a day trip to Nevado del Ruíz or spend up to 6 days trekking and camping through more inaccessible areas with a guide.
Another town that's off the beaten path, Aguadas is hard to get to but has lots of cultural significance. It's the home of the famous sombrero aguadeño, the Panama-style hats worn around the Coffee Region, and the delicious pionono pastry.
Becoming more and more popular every year, a bamboo rafting trip on the Río La Vieja is a fun way to spend a day with family and friends.
Not too far from Pereira, Marsella is a great place to visit if you're short on time and want to see a traditional coffee town. Don't forget to visit the impressive Casa de la Cultura to learn about the town's history, and walk through the fantastic botanical garden.
The tallest statue of Christ in South America isn't in Rio de Janeiro, it's in the tiny town of Belalcázar! Enjoy spectacular views from both the base of the monument or by climbing inside up to the top.
Take an excellent coffee tour at Mirador San Antonio, walk through a town free of tourists, and enjoy a hike at Parque Regional Natural Verdum.