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Spend A Day Or Two In Salento, Colombia

Spend a Day or Two in Salento, Colombia

Salento is a charming town that is located in the northeastern region of Quindío. If you are planning to visit Colombia, you will be happy to know that you can get to Salento quickly from either Medellin or Armenia. There are plenty of buses or taxis you can take, and in thirty minutes, you can enjoy the beautiful town of Salento in no time at all!

Salento is one of my favorite places to visit in Colombia because of its picturesque surroundings and dwellings.

Where to Stay in Salento

There is an abundance of places to stay while you are visiting Salento. You can choose between hotels and backpacker hostels for your accommodations. Both options are reasonably priced. However, the hostels are always going to be your cheapest options. While quite a few of the hostels offer dorm style rooms, many of them are converting some of their spaces to provide more private rooms. The upside of reserving a hotel over a hostel is for the gourmet breakfast every morning. Staying a hostel has many benefits too. You get to meet and hang out with many other backpackers, especially you are a solo traveler.

What to Do in Salento

During your time in Salento, you will find yourself looking for some downtime, so that you can relax a little in between all the activities that are available. However, with so many options to choose, you will not want to take a break, or you will miss out on seeing some beautiful attractions or experience.

One of the first things that everyone must do when they are in Salento is to visit one of the coffee plantations. After all, this is the country that is famous for growing high-quality coffee that tastes and smells fantastic! When you are at any of the coffee plantations, you will be given a tour so you can learn precisely how coffee is grown, harvested, processed, and eventually brewed.

These tours are quite informative, and it is guaranteed that you will walk away with a new appreciation for your early morning brew. Just make sure that you stop to savor a cup when you are done!
Since this is a small town, there are dozens of ways that you can experience the local culture and learn the traditions.

Walk Around Town in Town Square

However, a favorite amongst past visitors has been going to Salento’s Town Square to sit down and watch the locals go about their days and walking around town. You will see vendors selling some of the local foods, children playing in the background and adults visiting family and friends. This square may be small, but you will be amazed at how much takes place there every single day.

Go on a Relaxing Hike in Salento

Before you leave Salento, you will want to hike at least part of the Cocora Valley. This valley is where massive palm trees grow, with some of them reaching up to sixty meters in height. Hiking amongst these palm trees is a phenomenal experience that you will never forget. There are two hikes available, but many people choose to do the shorter one. That one takes approximately two and a half hours to complete, while the long one will have you hiking for at least six hours. Do not forget to bring your energy bars and plenty of water.

However, the hike in the Parque Nacional the Los Nevados or the National Park is better, especially if you want to go through the jungle while crossing rope bridges and experiencing the natural beauty of the area. Do not forget to bring your energy bars and plenty of water.

However, the hike in the Parque Nacional the Los Nevados or the National Park is better, especially if you want to go through the jungle while crossing rope bridges and experiencing the natural beauty of the area. Do not forget to bring your energy bars and plenty of water.

Salento is a magical destination that has so much to offer, which is why you must take the time to visit there when you are in Colombia.

Happy Reading,

magdala

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