Salento travel guide

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You're Going to Love Salento

Salento in the Cocora Valley lies at the entrance of the Los Nevados National Natural Park. Renowned for its lush vegetation and extensive coffee plantations, the town, founded in 1850, still preserves much of its paisa architecture.

Salento draws hikers eager to explore the meadows and forests of the valley and witness the colorful birdlife that populates the majestic wax palms.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Salento

When to Visit Salento

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The best time to visit Salento is from December to March, the summer months, which are ideal for hiking and seeing the landscape at its lushest.

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How to Get to Salento

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Where to Stay in Salento

The Salento Real, a casual yet colorful hotel, offers comfortable rooms, suites, as well as a restaurant and courtyard. El Mirador del Cocora, a quaint lodge, overlooks the mountains and valley.

Popular Neighborhoods in Salento

Where to stay in popular areas of Salento

Most booked hotels in Salento

How to Get Around Salento

The Cost of Living in Salento

Shopping Streets

Salento has over 200 artisan shops on Calle Real.

Groceries and Other

Supercocora carries staples as well as fruits, baked goods, and beverages. Salento is relatively inexpensive. A gallon of milk averages COL$8,216 and a dozen eggs is COL$3,850.

Where to Eat in Salento

Brunch de Salento serves pancakes, waffles, omelets, hamburgers, veggie burgers, and curry dishes. Entrees average COL$20,000. Café Bernabé Gourmet specializes in pastas and beef dishes. Entrees average COL$25,000.