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Bosques de Cocora

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“palm trees”(80 reviews)
“the loop”(40 reviews)
“wax palms”(103 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Km. 11 Valle del Cocora, Salento, Colombia
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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
1  Thank lloyd b
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
Thank ihhashi
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Cocora is absolutely beautiful! It’s worth the trip to Salento for sure. The trails are very natural, and you cross multiple sketchy bridges. It’s a true jungle experience! The houses along the track that sell coffee seem like they existed before it was touristy, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
11  Thank PillowPopper
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Yes, the landscape and the views are beautiful and you will have a good time hiking here. However the visit also made me feel very sad. Here is a fact no tour guide will tell you: The only reason this landscape exists like this is...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 |
There are some options with a guide or even horsehide. The hike should not be so difficult and you can choose taking a shorter one. Will still be a very good experience