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Bosques de Cocora

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“palm trees”(80 reviews)
“the loop”(40 reviews)
“wax palms”(102 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Km. 11 Valle del Cocora, Salento, Colombia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Thank lloyd b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
2  Thank Indiana365
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love cloud forests, this is the place to see. It is beautiful to get to walk thorugh the mist and see how the fog covers it all, it can get a bit chilly and it usually rains, so be prepared. Anyway, the views...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 263astridw
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

The hike up involved many stream crossings on rope bridges (which looked sketchy but were fine). Great views from the top. Then the hike down through the palms was just incredible. Such spectacular scenery!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rob T
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Really nice walk, not to hard but with amazing views. You have to take a jeep from main squere in salento to get there it takes around 20 min and then you start walking

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank monika_tele
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Either Rain or Shine. This place is a must see. Started in the Plaza del armas, The bus is 8000Cop (One way/July 2018) If i am not mistaken. The entrance is 3000 Cop(July 2018) It is worth every penny. Make sure to start early so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Harun K
Reviewed October 6, 2018

When we went, the jeep pick up was no longer in the main square. We found it on a non distinct road after asking for directions several times, so be sure to ask beforehand where the pick up is. We started the hike in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kim P
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Colombia IS paradise. Nature. Always summer. Always flowers AND fruits. One season of fertile growth, again and again. With a vast variety of landscapes in which it is presented. The Valley of Cocora is one of those landscapes: serene. Still. The idea to turn this...More

Date of experience: September 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