Outdoor Attractions

Biopark Ukumarí

Within this space some 45 hectares will be dedicated to several attractions, among which are: the Matecaña Zoo, a botanical garden and a veterinary clinic. In addition, an anthropological museum and a museum of natural sciences will be built, bringing species from Africa, Asia and America.   The Bioparque and its bioregions will seek to change man's attitude towards the planet, the care of species and the environment. For this reason, for Colombian tourism this approach becomes the country's great commercial bet, within the current existing offer.

The opening hours for the public in Ukumarí are from Wednesday to Sunday (and public holidays), between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

 Cerritos-Cartago, Fonda Central, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia | Distance from hotel: 4 km (3 miles)

Thermal Springs of Santa Rosa de Cabal

It offers exclusive comforts for your rest with thermal pools and waterfalls of cold water coming from natural sources. You can also enjoy hiking among the mountains, romantic plans and spa.

Km 10 Vereda San Ramón, Santa Rosa de Cabal, Risaralda, Colombia | Distance from hotel: 37 km (22 miles)

National Coffee Park

It is a theme park founded by the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia and the Departmental Committee of Coffee Growers of Quindío, and was inaugurated on February 24, 1995. It features two main areas: in the main entrance the buildings that house the museum and exhibitions that detail the history, culture and the process of cultivation and production of coffee in the region; and in the valley beyond there is an amusement park with attractions and shows for all ages. The two areas are linked by two gondola lifts and a chairlift: it is also possible to walk between the two areas through an ecological path that goes through a plantation of many varieties of coffee trees.

Km 6 via Montenegro Pueblo Tapao - Quindío - Colombia | Distance from hotel: 57 km (35 miles)

Los Nevados National Park

The imposing Park is located in the Eje Cafetero, in the northern volcanic complex formed by the Nevado del Ruiz, 5,300 meters high (17,400 feet) (with its La Olleta and La Piraña craters), Nevado de Santa Isabel and Nevado del Tolima, and the paramillos of the Cisne, Santa Rosa and Quindío. It was created in order to contribute to the conservation of important ecosystems worldwide as three of the remaining glaciers for the country.  The park hosts hummingbirds, eagles, parrots and condors. It is dotted with tall wax palms and spice plants.  Otún Lake, is a popular destination for fishing and for bird watchers, since several rare species of birds are found there. The lake is located inside the Park which is also a very popular destination for hiking and mountain biking.

Carretera Bogota - Manizal Km. 45, Murillo, Tolima, Colombia | Distance from hotel: 93 km (57 miles)

Salento and Valle de Cocora

The Cocora Valley is recognized worldwide and nationally for its beautiful landscape, for its wax palms that measure more than 60 meters (the highest in the world) and declared the National Tree of Colombia. Here is the cradle of the source of the Quindío River and it is one of the entrances to the Natural Park of the Nevados.  Vehicles (either private cars or jeep taxis from Salento) can travel 11 km more into the valley to Cocora, a collection of campsites and restaurants; other parts of the valley can only be accessed by walking along many trails or on horseback.  

Km 11 Via to the Cocora Valley Salento, Salento, Quindío, Colombia | Distance from hotel: 54 km (33 miles)

Panaca - National Agricultural Culture Park

PANACA, the National Park of agricultural culture, is an agricultural theme park that promotes contact between human beings and nature, aimed at those who live in the city and to create awareness about nature, full of fun and interaction with the outside , where you can find 5 spectacular shows, 10 thematic stations and more than 4500 animals that make up the largest domestic zoology collection in the world. You can interact and live days full of nature and emotion. PANACA is an interactive bridge between the city and the countryside, where through interactivity, learning and fun, we make it clear to visitors that there is no city without a field.

Kilometer 7 via Vereda Kerman, Quimbaya, Colombia | Distance from hotel: 51 km (32 miles)

RECUCA - Tour of the Coffee Culture

Scenic coffee plantation with a cultural tour, a tasting experience and a traditional restaurant.

In the middle of coffee plantations we observe the Coffee Cultural Landscape and explain the work of coffee cultivation. It is a flat path, the walk lasts approximately 30 minutes and is suitable for children, families and seniors.  All participants have the opportunity to wear the outfits currently used by coffee pickers and simulate the harvest of the grain. "Payment" for coffee collection is a ticket issued by the "Bank of the collector".  It teaches to prepare and drink coffee. One cup of Recuca Exportation coffee type is offered.

Recuca is open every day, from 9:00 a.m. m., with tours every half hour, being the last at 3:00 p.m.

Calarcá, Quindío, Colombia | Distance from hotel: 71 km (44 miles)