8 Things to Do in Salento, Colombia

Salento, Colombia sits in the heart of the Coffee Triangle — Eje Cafetero — just a short drive from the city of Armenia or Pereira. I’ve visited lots of little towns all across Colombia, but Salento stands out as one of the best — quaint and beautiful, friendly, and fun. You could easily spend a few days or even a …

Ecotourism Among the Mangroves and Wildlife in La Ventanilla, Mexico

Just two miles west of the popular beach town of Mazunte, lies a sleepy and tiny coastal fishing village called La Ventanilla. When we stopped in to inquire about seeing sea turtles at the National Mexican Turtle Center they recommended that we take a short guided tour in La Ventanilla, and I’m so glad we did. La Ventanilla Ecotourism La …

Hiking Colombia’s Valle de Cocora – What to Know Before You Go

Hiking Cocora Valley is undoubtedly the highlight of any visit to Salento, Colombia. Here you will find towering 60-meter wax palms nestled into rolling green hillsides. It’s a unique and one-of-a-kind places, that should be on your travel bucket list. Information isn’t always great about how to go about visiting the Cocora Valley, at least I wasn’t well informed prior …

Where Your Coffee Comes From: A Coffee Farm Tour in Salento, Colombia

I love great coffee. If you’ve been following my site for any length of time, you know I go to great lengths to have a great cup of coffee no matter where I am. Colombia is famous around the world for its incredible coffee, so when Uncover Colombia invited me on a coffee farm tour in the heart of Colombia’s …

Enjoying the Hot Springs of Santa Rosa de Cabal, Colombia

In the coffee triangle of Colombia, just at the base of the Los Nevados mountains, there is an awesome set of hot springs. Andrea and I were looking for the perfect long-weekend getaway from Medellin, and the hot springs were calling our name. Santa Rosa de Cabal Just outside the small town of Santa Rosa de Cabal there are two …

Caught between nude beaches and hippies, exploring Zipolite, Mexico

The Hippie Beach Retreat of Zipolite, Mexico

The road from the city of Oaxaca to the coast is an incredible drive that takes you up to nearly 9,000 feet before dropping back down at sea level in just a few hours. On our way from Hierve el Agua’s petrified waterfalls we wrapped back around the outskirts of Oaxaca before turning off onto Highway 175, which is reportedly …