The unexplored charm of Montenegro, a municipality in the western part of the department of Quindio, Colombia is a sight to behold. Depleted off all your energy? Looking for a rejuvenating vacation? This little town with its enthralling beauty is probably where you should be headed to soak in all the natural aura. Apart from its breathtaking landscapes, Montenegro is also a delight for all coffee aficionados. Situated in Colombia’s flourishing coffee belt, it boasts of the National Coffee Park which is a well-known tourist attraction. So, set off on your journey to uncover this hidden jewel in the South American continent now! Start with this list of the best things to do in Montenegro, Colombia.
1. Reignite your love for nature at Bamboo Paradise and La Guadua
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A fascinating nature trail awaits you at the El Paraiso Del Bambu Y La Guadua. This is an agro-touristic destination and an extraordinary initiative by a nature enthusiast who has inherited this treasure land of bamboos and Guadua from her mother and has developed it into an environment restoration site in cooperation with local government agencies. You can choose to admire this unique place through an educational tour of the area replete with Colombia’s largest collection of bamboos and Guaduas, or you may even attend their training workshops which are organised every two to three months. And that’s not all, you can even take back plantlets and products made of bamboos as souvenirs from here. This is the perfect place to re-energize yourself in the midst of natural splendour, so go ahead and book a visit for an invigorating experience.
El Paraiso Del Bambu Y La Guadua
Address: Finca El Bambusal | Vereda La Esmeralda, Montenegro 630002, Colombia
Website: El Paraiso Del Bambu Y La Guadua
Opening hours: 7am - 4pm (daily)
Price: From 14 USD
2. Spend an eventful weekend at the National Coffee Park
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The refreshing aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the sight of the luscious coffee plantation is what comes to mind when you think of Parque del Café. In order to celebrate the coffee growing culture of Colombia, the National Coffee Park was established in 1995. Located in the heart of the coffee triangle of Colombia and a certain crowd-puller, this place is always bustling with activities. Interactive coffee-themed museums, Colombian folk dance and music performances, coffee train rides, amusement park rides, and food and beverage stalls are sure to keep you entertained all throughout. The cable cars and chairlifts are a highlight here which you can avail and enjoy the stunning aerial view of the plush park. So, what are you waiting for? Plan your day out to this amazing place and have a fun-filled outing!
National Coffee Park
Address: Km 6 Via Montenegro | Pueblo Tapao, Montenegro 633007, Colombia
Website: National Coffee Park
Opening hours: 9am - 6pm (daily)
Price: From 15 USD
3. Soothe your soul at the Globos Colombia
Looking for some adventure and thrill? Globos Colombia has the perfect solution for this. An experience where you might fall short of words to describe what it is like to glide above the picturesque landscape of Montenegro and the blue sky right above you. This hot air balloon flight is a must-do in your itinerary. It is conducted by a well-trained couple who make sure that not only is your flight exciting, but they also take special care of all the safety measures to ensure that everything goes on smoothly. So, do not miss this opportunity and make your trip to Montenegro memorable with this mind-blowing activity.
Address: Armenia - Quindío, Colombia
Website: Globos Colombia
4. Connect with nature at Balsaje Por El Rio La Vieja
A recreational water activity where you get to do rafting on small boats made of Guadua on the La Viejia river, definitely sounds exciting! As you make your way through the water route, you also get to admire the natural beauty of the place up close. There is never a dull moment in this five-hour odyssey; the experienced guides on board narrate the history of the place and tell about the grandeur of nature, also including rare endangered flora and fauna, in great company of others on board and delicious cold cuts….this is what this journey is all about. Since it is an outdoor water activity, make sure you wear light clothes and appropriate shoes, keep the sunrays away with a cap and sunscreen and carry dry clothes for changing. Get ready to take the plunge.
Balsaje Por El Rio La Vieja
Address: Barrio La Pista Cra 4 No. 23-45
Website: Balsaje Por El Rio La Vieja
Opening hours: 8am - 6pm (daily)
Price: 1 USD (children between 6 months - 2 years); 11 USD (children between 3 - 5 years); 21 USD (6 years and up)
5. Take a break at La Ruana Cafe Montenegro, the museum-like cafe
This is a small eatery with a colonial feel. With covered galleries with high seating options, big arched windows, wooden furniture, and walls adorned with vintage items like transistors, lamps, cameras, etc. this place will most certainly leave you awestruck with its charm. Come to this quirky little café and savour some lip-smacking food and unwind in their easy-going ambience. A perfect place to hangout with a bunch of friends or have a great time with family, La Ruana has a welcoming vibe to it. Go check it out so your food outing is sorted with this fantastic recommendation.
La Ruana Cafe
Address: Cra. 6 #19-12, Montenegro, Quindío, Colombia
Website: La Ruana Cafe
Opening hours: 2pm - 10pm (daily)
6. Enjoy traditional Montenegrin food at Restaurante La Rochela Montenegro
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Are your tastebuds craving for some authentic South American-Colombian delicacies? Then La Rochela is the perfect solution. This colourful food joint is going to win you over with great food, excellent service, and value for money. Located in central Montenegro, this restaurant is always buzzing with people queuing up to sample the wonderful’ traditional fare here. You cannot go wrong with taste and ambience when you are at La Rochela so do not give it a miss. Plan your next lunch or dinner here and get swooned by their rich flavours.
Restaurante La Rochela Montenegro
Address: Cra 6 No 18 - 14 Centro, Montenegro, quindio 57
Website: Restaurante La Rochela Montenegro
Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 8:30am - 7pm; Wed - Sun: 8:30am - 8pm
7. Relax with a book in beautiful Ciudadanos Bolívar Antioquia park
Ciudadanos Bolívar Antioquia is a cosy park with a relaxing atmosphere. The shade of the trees, a luminous fountain, a church and coffee stalls - a perfect set-up to enjoy the Colombian spirit. You can either sit back and unwind on the benches or take a stroll around and savour the local delicacies. This place is sure to refresh and calm you down.
Ciudadanos Bolívar Antioquia park
Address: Cra. 49 #5596, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)
Come and experience the charm of Montenegro, Colombia
Your trip to Montenegro, Colombia, is now sorted with our recommendation of things to do in this beautiful coffee growing town. So book your tickets and pack your bags, we have already taken care of your itinerary for this trip!
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