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Valle del Cocora
Valle del Cocora

Valle del Cocora

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Km 11 Vía al Valle del Cocora Salento, Salento, Quindío, Colombia
+57 310 2275091
http://www.valledelcocora.com.co/
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Beautiful place to enjoy the wonderful landscape. Salento is a beautiful little town with lots of shops.

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New York City, New York State, USA

In a country full of beautiful landscapes, the Valle de Cocora is one of the most striking. Everywhere you’ll see palma de cera (wax palms), the largest palm in the world that can grow up to 200 ft tall. (It’s Colombia’s national tree). Set amid misty green hills, it’s a sight to behold. To get to the entrance, hop on a jeep from Salento’s main square. Many visitors choose to either hike or horseback ride once they reach the entrance.

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San Francisco, California

Great horse back or hiking trail. Tallest palms in Americas. Humming birds.

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Madrid, Spain

A beautiful valley where Wax Palm, Colombia's national tree also the world's tallest palm trees, thrives. It is located about 11km from the town of Salento. To get there you have to take a Jeep from Salento's main plaza. It gets very crowded and touristy during peak season and weekends but definitely worth a visit. Start early so as to give yourself enough time to hike around the valley. You can either do a loop or hike to to Acaime and return. The loop takes 5-6 hours and it's a moderately difficult route. The hike to and from Acaime takes about 3 hours.

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Beautiful place to enjoy the wonderful landscape. Salento is a beautiful little town with lots of shops.

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Cagliari, Italy

A stunning valley. If you did not know you were in Colombia, you would think you were in Switzerland. Cows peacefully chewing on the green green grass, peaks and... 70 meters high wax palm trees and cloud forest. Simply spectacular. Make sure to wear rain boots as it is very muddy.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Wax Palm trees, check. Breathtaking views, check. Tourist trap, double check. To be fair, Valle de Cocora doesn’t have to be tourist trap but it’s definitely a must visit place. This is why it attracts large flocks of national and international tourists all wanting to see the Colombian national tree and tallest palm trees in the world. The best time to visit Salento, the jump off point to the valley, is during the week. However, if you’re a professional people watcher or enjoy shopping for handicraft souvenirs in very boutique type shops, Sunday is the day to show up. The valley is best hiked and one should start early enough to not miss the return Jeeps to town. Head north once you’re at the top and come down the Valle de las Palmas or Valley of the Palms. As the name implies, this is where the majority of the wax palms will be found. The trek down is magnificent with breathtaking views of the entire valley, best to be done as the sun is close to setting. The wax palms shimmer and rustle in the wind. A river runs through the valley and adds a refreshing coldness in the heat of the valley. Truly a unique place with an even more unique flora.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA
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Beatiful Valley near Salento where you can take nice hikes and see the huge palm trees.

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Bogota, Colombia

Outstanding landscape in the middle of the Andean Mountains

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Pereira, Colombia

Uno de los lugares más mágicos de Colombia, esta bueno para hacer treking y dejase cautivar por sus paisajes.

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