Recinto del Pensamiento, Manizales

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Take a stroll though the manicured gardens at Recinto del Pensamiento, admiring the variety of plant and animal life that have made their home here. Walk along the signposted track, up and down the gentle slopes of the eclectic manicured gardens. Stop at the relaxing Japanese-themed garden for a break, accompanied by the light tinkling sound of water flowing through fountains, and ponds filled with koi carp. Snap photos of the feathered residents of the hummingbird garden as they flutter around their feeding points. Head to the visitor center to arrange a tour of the gardens--conducted only in Spanish--to learn about the flora, fauna, and history of the plot. See Recinto del Pensamiento and all Manizales has to offer by arranging your trip with our Manizales vacation trip planner.
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  • Very close to the urban area of the city a spectacular place is to share a healthy environment in the family!
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  • Really nice place to enjoy silence, clean air, lovely gardens, orchids and the hummingbirds!!!!! Absolutely recommended  more »
  • VERY compact room, close closet doors to open the hallway door. Quiet locale. Free WiFi. In room safe. Excellent eco-tourism stop with on-property nature walk - hummingbird house, butterfly house, bon...  more »
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  • Good half day excursion from Manizales. The public bus goes to 600m from the entrance (busses which have the "Enea" and "Sena" in front). The entrance is 21'000 COP, including the small lift (recommend). The tour goes when enough people are around or to the full hours. Our guide explained in detail the hummingbirds, the bonsai trees, the mariposas and the orchids (in spanish). He took time to answer all questions and was very knowledgeable. Good tour however we saw more different kinds of hummingbirds and butterflies in Mindo (Ecuador).
  • amazing place and a beautiful structure by famous bamboo architect Simon Velez.
  • Beatiful place to visit
  • Very peaceful
  • Beautiful natural destination where you can spend a day field watching, learning, and enjoying nature.
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Where to stay in Manizales

With a good selection of economical hostels and mid-range hotels, it's often easy to find a good deal while in Manizales. Most of the town's better sleeping options are located near Cable Plaza, which boasts a giant shopping mall and a variety of restaurants. For a more authentic experience, consider staying at one of the area's coffee plantations, where you can learn about this major regional industry and discover the secrets of local cuisine.
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