Los Yarumos

Park in Manizales

This 53-hectare municipal park offers panoramic views of the city, forest trails and adventure activities. Free activities include a short guided hike along a nature trail and a catapult that launches participants into the air while attached to a rubber sling. Paid options include treks to a waterfall, abseiling, a canopy line and a vertigo-inducing 80m-high Tibetan bridge. It's also a great place to just chill on a clear afternoon, when you can see the peaks of PNN Los Nevados.

A cable car links the park directly with Cable Plaza, but it's been plagued by technical problems since its inception and rarely runs. Otherwise it's a 40-minute walk or COP$4000 in a taxi.