YOU CAN ALSO ENJOY

Close to the ecohotel piedemonte are important tourist sites such as:
Esplanade bridge.
Waterfall San Rita
Coffee park and Panaca.
Thermal Santa Rosa.
Butterfly and Botanical Garden
The muleteers park
Ukumari Park
Coffee farms
At ECOHOTEL PIEDEMONTE we are at your service, that is why we have agreements with
tour operators to help you coordinate plans in the coffee hub !!!

FLORA AND FAUNA

Condor de los andes – Trogon – Barranquero – Pato de los torrentes – Tucaneta esmeralda – Zorro cangrejero – Cusumbo solino
Armadillo de nueve bandas – Mono aullador – Guatin – Colibríes -Danta de paramo

NATURAL PARKS

La Patasola Nature Reserve

The nature reserve La Patasola It has an area of ​​150 hectares. It is located 10 kilometers from the village of Boquia, in the municipality of Salento north of the department of Quindío. This reserve is characterized by being the second with the highest Bird watching among them several species in danger of extinction. The name of the reserve La Patasola It has a particular history that is told by the peasants of the area. “In the reserve is a small abandoned house and in front of this house lived a man with his 7 children, the man always went out to hunt to feed them. One afternoon as usual he went hunting and when he returned home he did not find his children, after a search of the whole area he went through this abandoned house and found one of them nearby and the other 6 never found them. From here some peasants going through the area said to see “La Patasola ” hanging around this house. “

¿But what is it La Patasola ? it’s a myth that was born in Colombia following a woman who did not value her children and cheated on her husband with the owner of the farm, her husband upon learning of this infidelity murdered the lover with a machete and his wife cut his leg when he tried to flee to the mountains . From here on, the peasants said they saw their soul wandering among the mountains, disappearing the men they encountered without leaving any trace..

Valle del Cocora

El Valle de Cocora is a natural landscape located in a mountainous valley of the Central Cordillera of the Colombian Andes, specifically in the Department of Quindío, making part of the natural national Park Los Nevados. It is the main home of the national tree of Colombia, the wax palm of Quindío (Ceroxylon quindiuense), as well as a great variety of flora and fauna, much of it in danger of extinction, protected under the status of natural national park. The valley, as well as the nearby town of Salento, they are among the main tourist destinations of Colombia.

El Valle de Cocora it is located between the upper courses of the river Quindío, the main fluvial course of the homonymous department, at a height between 1800 and 2400 meters above sea level. The valley is located at a distance of 24 kilometers northeast of the departmental capital,Armenia, in the jurisdiction of the municipality of Salento.

Reserva natural Barbas Bremen

The reserve Barbas Bremen It is located between the departments ofQuindío and Risaralda, It has a size of almost ten thousand hectares which are sheltered by a wide variety of green tones, in addition to the wonder of the fauna and flora and the charm of a natural landscape.

An area that includes three main blocks of this beautiful rainforest:Bremen, Barbas and Cestillal. Where some production systems predominate such as livestock and forest plantations of exotic tree species, predominantly eucalyptus and pine trees. One of the biggest activities carried out in this park is the sighting of birds, where an endangered species is found: La cauca caucana (Penelopeperspicax). Two vulnerable species: The multicolored tanager (chlorochrysa nitidissima), The golden olive (pseudocolopterixacutipennis); and two species of threatened birds: The bored turkey (aburriaaburri), The corcovado chestnut or red partridge (odontophorushyperythrus).

Also, and for those who are lovers of photography, you can see herds of howler monkeys (Alouatta seniculus), whose howls are heard kilometers away.

Cultural heritage and places of interest

Architecture of Colonization Antioqueña

These houses are the most representative because there is evidence of the social organization of the municipality at the end of the 9th century and the beginning of the 20th century. This type of construction represents a pleasant, beautiful and homogeneous aspect, not only because of the unity of the urban complexes, but also because of the quality and good condition of the buildings, which are in good condition, with intense colors, and have large doors in very worked wood, windows of the same style and large balconies that protrudes from the front of the houses.

Bolivar plaza

In it there are the monuments to the liberator simón bolívar in which a plaque appears which refers to the passage of the liberator through these lands, there is also a monument to Mr. Pedro Vicente Henao one of the founders of Salento and the first school teacher of the municipality . Also in the whole square there are some plates with the data of each of the 12 municipalities that make up the department of Quindío and likewise each plate is accompanied by a wax palm. The square of Mosquera as it was called in the past was demarcated in 1865.

Real street

Along the street and on both sides there is a wide variety of warehouses and craft workshops where wood, bamboo, natural fibers, fabrics and jewelery are exhibited, among others. In addition, coffee and food products are found in some places typical food restaurants.

Royal street of salento

Landscape observed from the top of the cross, after climbing 253 steps. Church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen: It was the first parish to settle in the basin of the Quindio in 1843. On the occasion of the creation of the town of Boquia and move the town to its original location, in the early twentieth century began to raise the temple with two towers. As a result of the earthquakes produced in the twenties the church was rebuilt with a single tower. It was affected by the 1999 earthquake which led to it being remodeled with advanced construction techniques to date its remodeling process has not been completed. Its construction is representative of a Spanish and Colombian art that combine beautifully. Ecoparque the Mirador and Alto de la Cruz: To reach the viewpoint and the high path of the cross there are two options: one, up the Via Crucis, which is a set of stairs that conform with 253 steps leading to the top of the cross and has in its rest scenes of the way of Jesus towards the Calvary, and the other one is crossing career 4 and arrives towards the structure made in bamboo and fine wood, there you can see the Cocora valley and on a path to the top of the cross is the urban helmet of Salento or in another the beauty of a natural forest where birds can be observed, in addition in the viewpoint you can acquire tourist material, typical products and sometimes listen to the sounds of the Andes live.

Bridge of the Explanation “El Amparo”

Known by the community as the bridge of the shelter and is considered by experts as a historical relic of the architecture of the twenties opened in 1929 along with the old railway station when the train arrives for the first time to the region.

Craftsman village

There in some apartments there are craft stores where you can buy products made of natural fibers and also admire the architecture of their apartments where they highlight the bright colors and the natural environment next to them. In addition there is a path of environmental interpretation and there also run the most successful circuits of observation on the environment

Coffe tour “finca el ocaso”

Located in Vereda Palestina, 3.8 km from Salento, La Finca El Ocaso offers a guided tour in Spanish and English about the traditional process of sowing, producing, benefiting, commercializing and preparing a Special Sustainable Coffee. This typical peasant farm has coffee trails where you can see the biodiversity of a coffee crop. An option to learn more about the coffee culture. Agroecological Park, “The Promised Land”: Located in the middle of the thick tropical forest and of beautiful coffee plantations where the person can admire the landscape by the viewpoints and by the “hill of the panocha”. In addition there are trails where the person can walk barefoot on the forest and can also interact with the animals in the integral farm and at the same time enjoy the unique experiences to live and interact with nature, there is also a route that is a replica of the national road and sandy beaches where you can enjoy the river as if you were on the beach. The agroecological park is on the path of the Quindío River, the Quebrada Dos Quebradas
and other water sources and wetlands. The park is located in La Nubia, 15 minutes from Armenia, if you travel by road to San Juan.