Zona Cafetera

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

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Top view of the entrance of the Parque del Café
  • El Parque del Café 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.
  • Los Nevados close to Manizales is where you have to go if you want to touch snow or if you want to see that one can climb an altitude of 5000 m by car.

Understand

The people in the area basically speak the same dialect as in Antioquia. Soon you'll recognize that the word "pues" can be used in every sentence.

Talk

Get in

Get around

As in entire Colombia: by buses of all sizes you can reach every point.

See

Do

Stay in one of the touristic "fincas" where you can do horse riding or swimming.

Go to the "El Parque del Café" where you can see different fauna, vegetation. You can also see there some typical dances and enjoy the nice weather.

Eat

  • Lots of plantain
  • Beef

Drink

  • Aguardiente

Stay safe

In some of the remote areas of the Los Nevados park there is guerrilla presence. Usually they don't harm tourists.

Get out



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