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 …

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 …

A Quick Guide to Manizales, Colombia – What to Do and Where to Stay

Manizales is located in the midst of Colombia’s Coffee Triangle, the Eje Cafetero. I’ve had the chance to visit Manizales a few times now, and it among the most beautiful cities in Colombia, and certainly one of my favorites. What’s unusual, at least compared to my adopted home of Medellin, is that the downtown sits along a prominent ridge and …

What to Do in San Gil – Colombia’s Adventure Sports Capital

San Gil is a small town located in the Santander department of Colombia and is known as the adventure sports capital of Colombia. San Gil is centrally located just south of Bucaramanga the largest regional city, which serves as the primary transport hub to arrive in San Gil. The town itself is small, with a walkable downtown core set among …

Things to see and do in Medellin Colombia

The Definitive Guide of Things to See and Do in Medellin

Medellin, Colombia is much more than what you see on the show Narcos, while this city was once a place where no tourist would come, it has evolved into one of the hottest tourist destinations in South America. Thankfully there is a lot to see and do in Medellin. I’ve lived in Medellin on and off for more than two …