The coffee triangle consists of a trio of departments – Caldas, Risaralda and Quindío – sandwiched between Bogota, Medellin and Cali in the central Andes. The consistently warm temperatures, altitude and rich volcanic soil make for ideal coffee growing conditions and as such, this region is responsible for producing the majority of Colombia‘s coffee.

The landscape is one of vibrant rolling hills from which enormous wax palm trees soar towards the sky. Scattered across this blanket of green are charming towns such as Salento whose streets are lined with colourful houses.

Hike, cycle or horse ride through the beautiful Cocora Valley, drift across this beautiful landscape in a hot air balloon or kayak along the Rio Barragan. Many working fincas have been turned into boutique accommodation making this a wonderful place to relax, learn about the coffee industry while, of course, enjoying endless cups of Colombia‘smost famous export.

What to do

  • Nature and wildlife treks in the Cocora Valley
  • Tours of coffee plantations
  • Hiking, horse riding and cycling
  • Cultural trips to the museums and monuments of the historical cities of Armenia and Manizales