Salento is a colorful village sitting on spectacular rolling green Andean mountains. It is a paradise where houses and balconies remain intact and charmingly adorned with various colors and overflowing flowers.
It is situated in the Coffee Region close to two of the main cities in the coffee triangle – Armenia and Pereira and where many multi-day hikes to the Nevados National Park begin or end. With its stunning backdrop of the Andes mountains, coffee covered hills, valleys, green rich forests, and rivers, there is something for everyone, from an avid hiker to an easier paced traveler.
Must-do activities include hiking in the Cocora Valley to witness Colombia’s majestic national tree (it grows up to 60 meters tall!) – The Wax Palm. Add to your list a coffee tour and a stroll through the numerous artisan shops on Calle Real on your way to climb the colorful steps to the Lookout (Mirador)
Don’t leave Salento without trying the tasty trout with a side of crispy patacón (fried green plantain), fresh from a local farm.