Top things to do

Top Choice Colombian in Filandia

Helena Adentro

Run by a talented young local chef and his Kiwi partner, this hip restaurant serves up some of the best food in the Zona Cafetera, with innovative takes on traditional Colombian cuisine made with fresh ingredients f…
Top Choice Bar in Pereira

Rincón Clásico

Music lovers of all ages descend on this diminutive corner bar to drink and sing along to tango, bolero and other classics from the elderly owner's collection of 7000 records. Don Olmedo has been spinning tunes here…
Top Choice Bar in Armenia

La Fonda Floresta

Set up like a traditional Antioquian village with antiques hanging from the ceiling and party lights everywhere, this popular bar draws a mixed crowd of people, who come to sit around small tables and drink. Once su…
Top Choice Monument in Manizales

Monumento a Los Colonizadores

Located atop a hill in the neighborhood of Chipre, this massive monument to the city's founders was crafted from 50 tonnes of bronze. It's a very impressive work, but an even bigger attraction is the spectacular vie…
Plantation in Around Manizales

Hacienda Guayabal

This slow-paced working coffee farm near Chinchiná is a great place to come and unwind surrounded by cafetero culture. It runs an excellent coffee tour that follows the coffee process from the plant to the cup and i…
National Park in Zona Cafetera

Parque Nacional Natural (PNN) Los Nevados

One of Colombia's most awe-inspiring national parks, PNN Los Nevados encompasses 583 sq km of rugged terrain in the heart of the Colombian Andes. Its varied altitude range encompasses everything from humid cloud for…
Plantation in Around Manizales

Hacienda Venecia

This hacienda has won numerous awards for its coffee. It offers a coffee tour in English that includes an informative presentation about Colombian coffee, an introduction to coffee cupping, a class in coffee prepara…
Gardens in Around Armenia

Jardín Botánico del Quindío

Armenia's excellent 15-hectare botanical garden has the best mariposario in the Zona Cafetera. The 680-sq-meter butterfly house is shaped like a giant butterfly and houses up to 2000 of the insects. There's also a 2…
Bistro in Salento

Luciernaga

Tuck into delicious international cuisine out on the deck or in front of the open fireplace in this fantastic modern bistro. On the diverse menu you'll find burgers, wings and other comfort foods alongside more gour…
Bar in Salento

Billar Danubio Hall

This is every Latin small-town fantasy rolled into one. Old men in non-ironic ponchos and cowboy hats sip aguardiente (anise-flavored liquor) as they play dominos. The clientele breaks into ragged harmony whenever a…