Salento & Valle de Cocora, Colombia

Coming to Colombia was a good decision, flying here is very reliable, almost every day in the last 7 weeks was flyable, people are very friendly and the prices are low or at least decent.

Last Sunday we decided to visit Salento and Valle de Cocora, a 2hours ride by bus from Roldanillo. It is a great place and I really recommend visiting it because here I found a nice traditional small town full of souvenir shops and great views. It is also full of tourists but I really enjoyed visiting it.

 

house in Salento
house in Salento
street in Salento
street in Salento
in Salento
in Salento
restaurant in Salento
restaurant in Salento
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Valle de Cocora is one of the places you can visit from Salento, taking the jeep from the city center about a 20min ride, by bike 1h30min or hiking for 3h one way. We decided to take the jeep and it was a nice ride on an asphalted road.

The views in Valle de Cocora are amazing, in the reservation you can find wax palms that grow only in this area. They live between 2000 and 3000 m altitude and are like 45-60m high, named also the cloud forest because here rains almost every day and the clouds are always present. So the views here are unique in the world and you should also know that in these palm trees live yellow-eared parrots, but, of course, you can find lots of other animals, birds and plants.

Valle de Cocora
Valle de Cocora
Valle de Cocora
Valle de Cocora
Valle de Cocora
Valle de Cocora
Valle de Cocora, where you can hike or downhill
Valle de Cocora, where you can hike or downhill

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