Hotels in the center of Armenia are more business oriented, while those in the north are more popular with travelers.


There are plenty of cheap eats in the center during the day and also around the Universidad de Quindío, where numerous bars and small eateries pursue the student market.

Drinking & Nightlife

Armenia has a lively bar scene, although it's not as good as coffee-country rivals Manizales or Pereira. The area around the Universidad de Quindío, northeast of the center on the road to Pereira, has several cheap bars. Many of the late-night options are in the zona rosa up on a hill outside town.