Sep 30

PHOTO ESSAY: Salento – Colonial Charm, Beautiful Weather, Incredible Coffee (and a bonus infographic about coffee)

We wrote about Cocora Valley this week at the Colombia Travel Blog, and Salento got a brief mention. We decided, though, that this was to do it an injustice and so today’s post is dedicated to Salento, a charming colonial village in the Colombia Coffee Triangle.

Salento is the centre for travellers coming to and from the Coffee Triangle; though small it offers the perfect opportunity to visit Cocora Valley, take a coffee tour, and to see life in a typical coffee village. Moreover, there’s plenty of shopping to be done and you can try some of the best coffee ever. So why delay? Get yourself on a Colombia vacation!

Salento Mirador
The view of the rolling hills from Salento’s Mirador
Willys, the Jeeps that will take you to Cocora Valley
A typical colonial house in Salento
A typical colonial house in Salento
Colorful house in Salento
Colorful house in Salento
A local peering out the window
A local peering out the window
Salento's streets
Salento’s streets
Locals relaxing before getting a coffee (probably)
Locals relaxing before getting a coffee (probably)

It’s been a coffee-based week and we hope you’ve enjoyed it. To close it off, here’s 15(ish) facts you need to know about coffee (source:http://visual.ly/15ish-things-worth-knowing-about-coffee)


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