Salento has been around since the Colonial period, and today is one of Columbia’s most popular tourist destinations. It’s known for its unique architecture (called ‘bahareque’) and its proximity to Cocora Valley and Los Nevados National Natural Park. The town itself is colorful and vibrant, and the locals like to play an interesting sport called Tejo; one of the rules of this game is that you have to play while drinking beer. It’s also mostly a farming community, so you’d be likely to see some dairy farms and coffee plantations, which you can visit and tour. These 10 Airbnb vacation rentals in Salento should help you start on your journey to finding great accommodations in town. Keep reading!
This huge house in the mountains features three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a kitchen, a big living space with windows overlooking the mountains, and plenty of outdoor space. There’s internet and parking, and even a hammock, and there’s room for up to 11 guests! Impressive, isn’t it? The house is situated just outside the center of the village, near a historical building called Mirador De Salento, and a recreational area called Recreaciones Salento. The recreation park offers exciting features such as a pool, beach volleyball, trails, shuffleboard, climbing walls, events, and more.
There’s a double bed in this private room rental, as well as access to a private bathroom. Guests also have access to the kitchen, internet, and parking, and when you look out the window, you can see the colorful buildings of the town. There are some pretty churches to visit in town, and tons of cafés, such as Café Jesús Martín, one of Columbia’s most popular coffee brands. Sounds like the perfect opportunity to sample some Columbian coffee fresh off the farm.
Habitación 1 privada Donde Elenita
This bright apartment in town offers space for up to four guests, with internet, a bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen, dining and living space, and a balcony overlooking the streets as some of its many features. Instead of visiting a café this time, why not visit an actual coffee farm? Don Eduardo is an organic coffee farm about a five-minute drive outside town, and they offer tours; they even have rooms available in the plantation houses for guests to stay - it’s a B&B on a coffee farm!
REAL HOSTEL- APARTAMENTO
This junior suite in Hostal Casa Familiar has a bedroom with a sunny balcony, a private bathroom, and its own kitchen. There is access to the internet and Casa Familiar is located right in town. If you’re looking for a place in town to catch a great view, try heading over the previously mentioned Mirador De Salento; there’s a walk up some stairs, and at the top are views of the valley often described as “breathtaking.”
CASA FAMILIAR - SUITE JUNIOR
There are many rooms available at this old house; in addition to a bed and charming balcony, guests have access to a private bathroom, the kitchen and living spaces, and the patio with its space for bonfires. Since it’s located in town, there’s more opportunity to visit another local haunt, such as Café Bernabé Gourmet, a café and bar with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Palma de cera, vista a la cordillera, zona verde.
This boutique hotel in the center of town has 15 rooms for you to choose from. Guests have access to a private bathroom, internet, and the rooftop terrace with some pretty great views - as well as a telescope for stargazing. When you’re done looking out at the Cocora Valley, why not go visit it? It’s about 20 minutes outside town, and it offers activities like horseback riding, camping, picnicking, guided ecological walks, hiking, and more.
Hotel Posada del Ángel Salento, Quindio
This room in town comes with a double bed and a couch that becomes a single bed, a private bathroom, internet, and access to the kitchen as well. Since Salento is also near the Los Nevados National Park, you might enjoy a visit there as well; you can tour its thermal floors, volcanoes, and lagoons, and even swim in its hot springs.
La Casa De Jeronimo – Room 2
This colorful and cozy hotel has all kinds of rooms for you to choose from. Whether you choose a simple room with a bathroom or a suite, all guests have access to the wrap-around balconies, garden, internet, standard amenities, and a buffet breakfast. If you’re looking to do some shopping, there is a lot of local clothing, craft, artisan, and art stores for you to check out.
Alojamiento en Salento ¡Hotel el Jardín Salento!
This home has 6 rooms available; each one of them has a double bed, and comes with access to a private bathroom, the kitchen, the sunny patio, internet, and parking. In town, it’s near the Plaza de Bolivar Salento, a central plaza surrounded by the historical buildings of the village, and that sometimes has food and craft/artisan stalls set up as a market.
CASA FAMILIAR MUSINGA
This local B&B has three different rooms available, each with a private bathroom, a balcony, and access to internet, parking, amenities, and breakfast. If you’re willing to venture to other areas of the Quindío region, there are attractions a little over an hour away from Salento, such as the Botanical Garden of Quindío, Coffee Park (an amusement park), the Thermal Spa Santa Rosa de Cabal, ziplining through canopies, and more. Other parks and nature reserves in the area include El Bosque de Las Palmas, Mei’s Cascada (yes, there is a waterfall), and the Acaime Nature Reserve.
Casa Hotel Shambala Salento Quindío
The colorful and quiet
Salento is both a quiet and cozy town, but it’s also colorful and pulsing with life. It’s a great place to visit if you’re an outdoorsy or nature-loving person, as there are plenty of places to hike and bike; and for coffee aficionados, it may be a thrill to visit a coffee plantation. Whether you need a rental or a room in a boutique hotel, these 10 Airbnb rentals are ready and waiting for all kinds of travelers.
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