Tourist Guide Eje Cafetero

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📅 September 21, 2023
Eje Cafetero Tourist Sites - Colombia Travel Guide - Paisaje Cultural Cafetero (Coffee Cultural Landscape)

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Eje Cafetero tourist guide, all about the epicenter of culture, nature and coffee.

The Coffee Regionis made up of 4 departments: Risaralda, Caldas, Quindío y North Valleythis region is the area of Colombia recognized for producing the coffee It is one of the softest and most delicious places in the world, in lands with friendly people, thermal waters, beautiful landscapes, great natural wealth and snow-capped peaks. It is distinguished by the endless coffee plantations adorned with immense waterfalls and multicolored trees. Get to know this Eje Cafetero Tourist Guide!

This region is UNESCO registered it on the list of World Heritage like Coffee Cultural Landscape by combining elements natural, economic y cultural The coffee production process has a high degree of homogeneity in the region, and constitutes an exceptional case in the world, thanks to processes such as the planting of the first coffee plantations, the construction of rural housing, and the transportation, processing, and commercialization of coffee, transforming the production techniques of this beverage.

Below you will find a guide to the departments that make up this beautiful region with the activities you can do in each of them.

Learn more about the Colombian Coffee Triangle HERE.        

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Eje Cafetero Tourist Guide

Risaralda is a friendly department rich in natural, cultural and human diversity; which progresses with its coffee landscape, its mountains and valleys. It offers its visitors populated centers, spaces that conserve nature without stopping the development and progress of the municipalities and cities, as is the case of the Otún Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, where some of the bird species that live in Risaralda are protected.

Tourist Guide Eje Cafetero in Risaralda

Pereiraalso called the city without doors because of the friendliness of its people, was founded between the valley of the Otún River and the central mountain range. Living in it for its inhabitants is like being in paradise because of its excellent weather and the mix between urban and nature. In this city you can take advantage of its nightlife, participate in sports activities on weekends, go on shopping tours and enjoy cultural events.

Santa Rosa de Cabal also known as the City of the Araucarias, because of the trees that adorn its main square; it is the gateway to the Los Nevados National Natural Park (PNNN), in this municipality you can also enjoy the famous chorizos santarrosanos, known for their exquisite taste and quality. One of the most outstanding attributes of Santa Rosa de Cabal are its abundant hot springs, which you can enjoy in any of its spas.

At Marseille you will be able to live and interact with the Coffee Culture for its beautiful architecture, specialty coffees and beautiful natural landscapes. In the urban case you can find the Casa de la Cultura, which has a pre-Columbian museum with more than 150 Quimbaya pieces; also visit the Botanical Garden Alejandro Humboldt, which houses the Science and Technology Park. Finally, you can visit the La Nona Forest Reserve, which supplies the aqueducts of the upper Cauca and has trails.

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This is one of the departments that make up the Eje Cafetero, is located in the midst of towering mountains. For its variety of thermal floors you can enjoy a pleasant temperate climate and its climate ranges between 18°C and 24°C. Here you can enjoy ecotourism activities, admire diverse species in the Los Nevados National Natural Park and enjoy a delicious coffee as in the rest of the region.

Tourist Guide Eje Cafetero in Caldas

The name of Manizales is attributed to the fact that at the time of its foundation in 1849, there were abundant in its territory the so-called peanut stones, rocks with the appearance of gray granite, and a group of these were called manizal.  Manizales stands out for its fair, which is held every January and is Cultural Heritage of the Nation, and for the variety of cultural events it hosts, such as the International Theater Festival and Manizales Grita Rock, which turn Manizales into a cultural stage of international stature.

Salamina is one of the municipalities that is part of the Coffee Cultural Landscape and is part of the Colombian Heritage Towns. Its houses preserve the colonial architecture, with mud roofs, balconies and doors made of wood. It is also one of the most beautiful in the country for its tourist, historical and environmental value. Among its tourist attractions visit the Bolivar Park, where there is a basin brought from Paris, a replica of the luminous water fountain that is in the Plaza de la Concordia in the same country.

Watering places, Caldas; is also part of the Network of Cultural Heritage Villages. Its population is distinguished by the elaboration of aguadeño hatsbaskets and bags. It is recognized as the Capital of the Colombian Pasillo for celebrating the National Pasillo Festival. Among its tourist attractions you can visit the Museo del Sombreo and the historic center that since 1982 is considered a national monument. If you want to practice adventure sports or just refresh yourself, you can visit the Pore Waterfall with a waterfall of eighty meters high.

Plans of the Coffee Axis in Caldas HERE


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El Eje Cafetero reconocido como Patrimonio de la Humanidad, es una región encantadora que se puede explorar en el mapa colombiano, y uno de sus atractivos principales es el Coffee Park, el cual esta ubicado en el Quindio.

Quindío is one of the departments of the Eje Cafetero with the greatest variety of tourist sites, such as theme parks, amusement parks, haciendas and coffee plantations with a valuable architectural richness; with spaces dedicated to adventure tourism. This department also has an excellent gastronomic offer, one of the most relevant dishes is the patacon with trout. In Quindío you will undoubtedly find beautiful experiences with friendly people, a variety of crops and spectacular landscapes that will dazzle you.

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Tourist Guide to the Coffee Axis in Quindío

Armenia is the capital of the department of Quindíoa city that is called The Miracle CityAfter a devastating earthquake, it was able to recover quickly, generating urban development and population growth. Armenia is part of the Coffee Triangle for being one of the main centers of coffee production, which in turn makes it one of the best exhibitors of the coffee culture. The city is characterized by its imposing landscapes as well as by its excellent offer of hotel services, gastronomy and ecotourism.

Salento is one of those colorful towns that envelop you in its magic, fill you with joy and dazzle you; everything in Salento delights you: its landscapes, its food, its streets and in general everything. This municipality is distinguished for being the cradle of the national tree of Colombia, the wax palm, an imposing structure of nature that takes time, are palms that reach up to 60 meters high and grow where the fog is an accomplice of the most beautiful landscapes of the municipality. This beautiful region has a variety of tourist sites to enjoy, such as: El Mirador Ecopark, El Valle del Cocora and La Tierra Prometida Ecological Reserve.

Filandia is a town that will allow you to feel a coffee experience authentic, because when you walk through its streets you will find a place that represents the Coffee Region beautifully. Only 23 Km from Armenia, Filandia offers you its streets to be captivated by its houses with attractive facades, large windows and balconies; you can also enjoy the beautiful cYou can also buy special drinks of the region's flagship beverage and buy handicrafts made of wicker or banana shreds. If you go to this town of the Eje Cafetero you can not miss the visit to the Mirador La Colina Iluminada, built in wood, from which you can see a 360° panoramic view that includes some towns of Risaralda, Caldas and Valle del Cauca.

Plans for the Coffee Axis in Quindío HERE

We hope you liked this tourist guide Eje Cafetero, if so you can share it with your friends and start planning now your plan to the Coffee Cultural Landscape, if you have any questions do not hesitate to leave your comment or consult with one of our Travel PlannersCome and enjoy more of this beautiful region.

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