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Salento – Gateway To The Valle De Cocora

Salento, a small colonial village, Zona Cafetera, Quindio, Colombia, South America

Salento, a small colonial village, Zona Cafetera, Quindio, Colombia, South America

Salento is a small village perched on the foothills of the Andes in the middle of Zona Cafetera. Apart from the scenic surroundings, the village’s particular charm stems from its picturesque “Paisa” architecture. The small houses are painted in bright white, but the wooden shutters that serve as windows and the doors come in all colours. Often a tiny balcony adorns the home. Especially the plaza around the village church features some impressive buildings, which all host a bar on street level. Continue Reading →

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