Bosques de Cocora, Salento

Hike or hop on the back of a horse and ride through lush meadows and green forests of Bosques de Cocora while listening to hummingbirds. A six-hour round trail will take you through the valley, pass waterfalls and over suspension bridges. Rest at the top and take in the scenic views before you start descending towards the tall palm trees. The wax palm, native to these lands, grows as high as 60 m (200 ft) and represents the national tree of Colombia. The restaurant near the trout farm serves delicious local specialties. Put Bosques de Cocora and other Salento attractions into our Salento road trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • All visitors are part of a perfect marketing effort of misinformation. This wax palm 'forest' is a prime example of what happens in the process of eliminating a complex cloud forest ecosystem and repl...  more »
  • Excellent hike. I recommend to do as I did and get there as early as possible. I caught the first jeep there from Salento at 6.30 am. I walked in clockwise direction which I recommend if you start in ...  more »
  • A small town is located about 10 hours from Medellín Salento. The route is dotted with construction sites, all 5 km. There are actually only souvenir shops for shopping and an opportunity to look at the palms. Accepted the first entry money will be scored. The roads are super squishy and filled with piles of horse, so the best rubber boots put on. The Finca again extra and if you want to run the circuit on the Palm trees over you will be asked again to checkout. Otherwise, you can walk around not good to Salento, because many former trails are paths for horses now and not consider the nature, because only a swath in the mountains was working. And PS. a road has been destroyed even by the River, what tells you no one before and then also no bus :) Otherwise, it was rather comfortable and quiet. Conclusion: the long and laborious journey not necessarily.. :) worth And we have caught us unfortunately in one of the ice-cream parlours in Salento something and lay a week flat :(
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