Lush Cocora Valley filled with colibri and palm trees
Salento is a quaint Colombian town that makes a living from coffee plantations and tourism. One of the “must do” things when in Salento is taking a hike in the famous Cocora Valley, filled with wax palm trees (which is also a national symbol of Colombia), mountain springs and colorful hummingbirds. You can also explore it on a horse, but we decided go on foot to take time and enjoy Coroca Valley’s spectacular nature. Have in mind that on the way up you have to cross a few rickety bridges, so make sure you wear appropriate footwear. If you need to catch your breath and admire various colibri species from up close, you may make a small detour to the Colibri House – a small cafe that serves hot chocolate and snacks.