The ‘zona cafetera’, the coffee farming region is the area where most of Colombia’s coffee production is concentrated. Climatic conditions together with the geographical location and the geological particularities result in the production of high quality coffee, and 10% of the world’s coffee is grown here.
• Go hiking amongst the rare Wax Palms of the Corcora Valley
• Sample some of the finest Arabica coffee at Filandia’s charming cafes
• Wander around colonial Salento and its multi-coloured houses
• Enjoy some excellent birdwatching at your hacienda
• Visit a coffee plantation and see the processing in action
The landscape is picturesque with endless coffee plantations and their colourfully painted wooden houses encased by balconies, set against the spectacular Andean peaks in the background. Some of the coffee fincas have opened their doors to visitors for overnight stays and coffee plantation tours.
The delightful towns of Filandia and Salento not only offer beautiful scenery and vibrant and colourful traditional architecture, but also have a real buzz about them and there’s no better place to relax on one of the plazas and enjoy a delicious locally produced cup of coffee and watch the world go by.