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Bosques de Cocora

Km. 11 Valle del Cocora | Salento Colombia, Salento, Colombia
+57 6 7463515
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Ranked #4 of 9 attractions in Salento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Owner description: El hermoso paisaje que combina el canto de las aves, la vegetacion exuberante y los caminos de herradura, ofrece a los visitantes el mas maravilloso... more » Owner description: El hermoso paisaje que combina el canto de las aves, la vegetacion exuberante y los caminos de herradura, ofrece a los visitantes el mas maravilloso intercambio con la naturaleza a 2.450 Metros de altura sobre el nivel del mar. El sitio esta ubicado en el Km 11 via Valle del Cocora saliendo del Municipio de Salento y desde la ciudad de Armenia se llega en 30 minutos. El plato representativo de la region es la trucha, dentro de las sugerencias del chef, tenemos nuestra afamada y deliciosa Trucha Mar Adentro, como plato de frutos del mar nuestra Cazuela de Mariscos y como plato innovador nuestro cochinillo a la Cocora. « less
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My boyfriend and I just did a great horseback riding / hiking trip today. Here's what I would recommend for a manageable, not too tiring day: Catch the jeeps in the center at 9:30am or before - takes about 30-40 minutes. (3.400 COP per person). Bring some snacks or packed food for lunch - we took some arepas and chocolate... More

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doetinchem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Top! Take a walk, go by horse or just looking around. It's amazing! We've been there two times, because it was so beautiful.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I really enjoyed the walk in the Valle de Cocora. It's a really nice 4-5 hour walk culminating in a stroll through giant wax palm trees which are really beautiful. The first part of the walk is along a valley floor leading to a forest area where you walk along a river. Here you can see waterfalls and you cross... More

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Cran-Gevrier, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

In Valle de Cocora (or just Cocora) grows the biggest palm tree in the world, which is the national symbol of Colombia. It is amazing place to hike or to take a horse ride around (approx. 2 hours, highly recommended). For hiking there are many paths. We took the one that crosses the valley with the famous palm trees ans... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Amazing, beautiful, worth the trip. You don't have to hike a lot to see the palms, actually nothing, However a bit of hiking (following the river path) 30 minutes perhaps , will take you uphill with a magnificent view. You will end up in an unpaved road. Ask the guides.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This place is beatiful with the palms and the mountains filling the landscape. Just walking there is a very rewarding experience and is a breath of nature.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Of all the wonderful experiences I had in Colombia, this was probably the highlight. The open back truck ride there, the scenery, the satisfying hike, the beautiful fresh air... a must for anybody in Colombia (bring some food and water - can be hard to come by)

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Cali, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is just a peaceful and beautiful place in the mountains. You can do a horse ride around for sightseeing. It is safe and people is friendly. Located just 20 minutes from Salento.

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I just wore my shoes and didn't care about any mud. If you're gonna wear the rubbers that the hostel will suggest maybe put your shoe insoles inside. Several that I hiked with had some pretty sore feet at the end.

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

A couple of tips we got from our practical hostel owner. If it has rained steadily in the past 2-3 days, the trail will be a mud hole, so don't bother going on this hike. Compared to other hikes I have been on, this one is not outstanding, maybe rates a 3. So if you miss it, there are other... More

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