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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.




Other destinations[edit]

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.


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.


Get in[edit]

To get in Filandia, you can take regular busses from Armenia (40min, 4500cop) or Pereira, from Salento there are Willys (jeeps) which leave when full (5500cop).

Get around[edit]

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

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Do[edit][add listing]

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[edit][add listing]

  • Lots of plantain
  • Beef

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Aguardiente
  • Coffee - obviously. The espresso cost typically 2500 cop (July 2018) and cappucino 5000 cop (June 2018). The coffee in general is great at every place you go.

Stay safe[edit]

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

Get out[edit]

From Filandia to Salento the willys (jeeps) leave from the main square when full (5000 cop pp as of July 2018).

From Filandia to Armenia the busses leave pretty much whole day, the official stop is on Carrera 5 south of the min square, but you can catch them pretty much anywhere on the way out of town (4500 cop as of July 2018)

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