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Bosques de Cocora

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Address: Km. 11 Valle del Cocora | Salento Colombia, Salento, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 6 7463515
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Description: El hermoso paisaje que combina el canto de las aves, la vegetacion...
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.
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A Short Trip to a Beautiful Place

To go to Valle de Cocora, you must take a ride in a jeep with 8 or 9 others trekkies. I chose Jeep Willy's which is located in the Salento Parque. Valle de Cocora is an amazing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Salento, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

To go to Valle de Cocora, you must take a ride in a jeep with 8 or 9 others trekkies. I chose Jeep Willy's which is located in the Salento Parque. Valle de Cocora is an amazing location full of giant palm trees. The day I went the sky was cloudy and those clouds hung over the nearby mountains. As... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The place is very beatiful, but the dropoff point of the willys is not the entry of the park or the Vale do Cocora. There isn't much information, after walking a lit bit futher we manage to find guides and have a very good short trekking, The Palms are amazing and the guides very helpful and full of knowlodge. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A very energising walk and a great way to spend a day in Salento. As others have mentioned it is worth getting an early jeep from the town square out to the Valley as it is a lot busier later in the day, although we were there between Xmas and NY so there were lots of holidaying Colombians in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Beautiful scenery from open valley surrounded by the tallest wax palm trees to forested trails with creeks running along side. Bring good shoes waterproof if possible a small towel if you have warm weather to go for a cooling swim. Can be a long day if you want to go to the top. A good challenge is to get to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Jeep ride from Solento square and up to Cocora. The walk starts along a valley and the route is hemmed in with barbed sire fences, hence only 4 stars. Then into the jungle, very reminiscent of low altitude Nepali trekking to the humming bird sanctuary. Back down the trail for a k to the junction. Good graded zig zags up... More 

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Colombia has lots of places with nature but Valle de Cocora is a great place to visit and to get great walks and views. I went there solo and also you'll meet for sure lots of young backpackers and good people. It is very safe and you'll not get lost there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Amazing views, clean air, Colombian approach to drive you to on the old Willy's jeeps. Not much information on the route made us go wrong to the deep forest and 2900 metes above sea level. Valle de Cocora definitely is a must see in Colombia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a really special place and you cannot miss out if you are in Salento. I think even the most world-weary traveller would find this valley and the stunning scenery really spectacular, the wax plams in particular are astounding and even after viewing several photos I wasn't prepared for how massive they are! We caught the 9.30am jeep from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place has the most beautiful views, very magical! Go for a horse back riding ride and enjoy the peace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The hike is a must if you stay in the area. You don't need a guide, it's no problem doing this on your own. If you do the whole trek you need approx 5 to 6 hrs. The scenery is amazing and very diverse. It's not exhausting, anybody can do it. There is one part for approx. 30 minutes which... More 

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