And you, what makes you visit Salento?
We have all heard of Salento, a destination nestled in the central mountain range of the Colombian Andes and one of the most visited in Colombia for its biodiversity. One of its charms for locals and strangers to be able to walk and enter the immense mountains, crossing streams and suddenly run into the highest palm in the world, the Quindío wax palm that can measure up to 60 meters in height, as well as ten birds and among them the king of the air, the great condor of the Andes, in danger of extinction and that still flies free in this area.
And if you are one of those who like challenges and reach much higher, you can continue walking through endless trails through which you can reach the Los Nevados National Natural Park.
However, for those who prefer to stay in the village. Salento is a town of colonial architecture that seems to have fallen asleep in a deep and eternal sleep; When you see it in photos, you marvel at its colors and shapes, but without fear of being wrong, this small terroir of Quindío is even more beautiful when you knock on the door and enter its house.
That house in which its warm people, welcomes you like family, where with an excellent cup of the world's softest coffee you delight your palate, where you lose track of time listening to the stories of your grandparents in which you walk the streets and the roads evoking wonderful years on the back of mules transporting food and everything necessary to live in the countryside, stories that touch the soul and amuse locals and strangers.
Of course, you cannot leave Salento without trying one of the traditional dishes that is trout grown in the vicinity of the Cocora valley, which due to its climate makes it the perfect place for its production. Trout can be found in most restaurants and in a variety of preparations, almost always accompanied by the delicious plantain patacón, toasted and crunchy, it is the perfect complement to this delicious traditional dish.
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