Valle De Cocora: Colombia's Must See Spot Now

Valle De Cocora, I love you. Salento, I love you too. If I’m right, you will too! This is a must visit spot for anyone making their way to Colombia. Nature enthusiasts cup will overflow, while city dwellers will wish they booked more time in this lovely region.

In this post you will learn about:

One of Colombia’s MUST DO HIKES

The saying in Salento goes, “If the Wax Palm Trees don’t keep you here, the coffee will.” Actually that’s not what they say but enjoy some scenery I was able to capture while hiking the Valle De Cocora in the Coffee Triangle of Colombia.

Valle De Cocora Hike: Salento
Valle De Cocora Hike: Salento

Getting to Valle De Cocora

This is how you get to Valle De Cocora:

  • Take a 20 minute Willy Jeep for 3 million COP from the Primera Parque center.
  • Upon Arrival, follow the trail and pay your entrance fee
Valle De Cocora Wax Palms

Weather in Salento Region

Valle De Cocora Salento Hike
Weather Conditions in Salento

Like anywhere, the weather can vary and drastically alter an experience. I experienced just about every variability of weather besides snow.

  • Rain that came and went at a moments notice.
  • Sun that shined and quickly usurped the rain.
  • Fog that lingered on the hillsides allowing dramatic displays of color contrasts. The fog that made this constant game of peekaboo with the wax palms tree tops.

All together it was a blessing to have a mix of all weather types in such a special place.


Cocora Valley Hike
Cocora Valley Hike Views

Best Things to do in the Salento Region

Valle De Cocora Salento Hike
Valle De Cocora Trees

Have you been to Salento? What was your experience like? There is much more to do in Salento that just visiting the magnificent Palm trees. Here are some of the Best Things to do in Salento:

  • Coffee Tours
  • Mountain Biking 
  • Hiking
Valle De Cocora Salento Hike
Hiking In Salento's Valle De Cocora

Colombia Travel Tips and Tricks

Wax Palm Trees Salento
Wax Palm Trees Salento

What else can I do in Colombia other than my trip to the wonderful Salento region? Well, a whole lot of other things! Follow some of my guides below to navigate the rest of the country and maximize your time in this amazing country.

If you need help planning your Salento trip or need help during your trip, send me a message on any of my social platforms! I know how overwhelming things can be while you’re on the road or just starting to gather all of your resources for a trip. Avoid the confusion and headaches and let me help guide your ultimate getaway.

Until then, I hope to hear from you or see you on the road or in my country! Stay wild and keep exploring.

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