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Bosques de Cocora

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“palm trees”(81 reviews)
“wax palms”(103 reviews)
“the loop”(40 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Km. 11 Valle del Cocora, Salento, Colombia
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All reviews palm trees wax palms the loop hummingbird sanctuary hour hike great hike long hike blue gate the main square hot chocolate cloud forest horseback riding private property beautiful valley humming birds take your time takes about hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is worth to visit! We did the big hike from the right and it was totally worth it. Even tho we spent around 5 h there it didnt feel like it. The palm trees were just amazing and the watching that view was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ItalianNat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the jeeps and our group only did the 2-3 hour hike but just lovely. If i were traveling on our own, I would have taken 730 Jeep and bag lunch and done the longer hike with hummingbird reserve etc.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 404ceciliah
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great outdoors family reunion, this natural wonder has the tallest palm tree of Colombia, it is a valley sorrounded by mountains, and waterfalls.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Edisoncastillo1131
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

Excellent. What wonderful scenery. We went horse riding for 1.5 hrs. First time and overall great experience. Guide came with us and we had to pay for her to come with us. Not sure if that was because there was on 2 of us. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rtz63
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

We did the 5h/12km hike. Its sort of a rough hike for beginners like me, but definitely worth it. View is amazing! Some tips: come early, bring picnic, sunscreen and lots of water... and enjoy! :)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tarsilav2014
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

We were there in peak season so there were people everywhere at the entrance. But we didn’t need to worry, once you started walking it was peaceful and beautiful. We had a four year old with us and she was able to walk to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GOALdenHawk
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

A can't miss experience if you are in Colombia. The counter clockwise trakkimg takes around 4 hours and you walk through the jungle crossing rivers in wooden bridges, super cool. At the end you arrive to the palm tressr area, breathless.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pauldna
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Fell in love with this area. Absolutely stunning. Beautiful scenery. Picturesque. You will take lot's of photos.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 43tasneema
Reviewed November 30, 2018

All visitors are part of a perfect marketing effort of misinformation. This wax palm 'forest' is a prime example of what happens in the process of eliminating a complex cloud forest ecosystem and replacing it with a monoculture of grass lands that inhibit regeneration. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

Excellent hike. I recommend to do as I did and get there as early as possible. I caught the first jeep there from Salento at 6.30 am. I walked in clockwise direction which I recommend if you start in the morning and want good photos...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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October 24, 2018|
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Response from MikeTheGoodfellow | Reviewed this property |
Wow, the wax palms were definitely a highlight of my Colombian trip. However, I would not put a toddler on a horse there. My horse trips there were slightly less safe and supervised than other horse trips I've gone on in the... More
March 10, 2018|
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Response from Alieda789 | Reviewed this property |
It’s save to walk without a guide, even when you’re alone. Lots of people there. The short route will take you straight to the valley. If you want to go to the colibrie house you’ll have to take the long route. The long... More
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Response from poly746 | Reviewed this property |
These options are available at the entrance of the park, or if you prefer ask at your hotel about it, they'll have options for you to hire someone :)