Located 3.8 km from “El Ocaso” farm, called the father of Quindío because it is the oldest municipality in this department, it is known as the hometown of the National Tree "La Palma de Cera." Each year the traditional festival of its Anniversary (January 5, 1842) is celebrated from January 2nd during 10 days. “Salento” is famous for its colonial architecture, old houses made out of bahareque and mud walls, friendly people , artistic street demonstrations, beautiful landscapes and its excellent climate.
It is a town with a special magic that combines coffee tradition, art and bohemia.
Located at 1895 m.a.s.l with an average temperature of 18 ºC all year round.
Recommendations: Visit the town in the afternoon, walk along "Calle Real" and find the most special and authentic crafts, enjoy the sunset with a “Canelazo”, a typical hot or cold drink based on passion fruit and cinnamon or taste some delicious strawberries with cream.
You can also visit the Artisan Village before heading back to “El Ocaso” farm.
Transportation: From “El Ocaso” farm you can take an express jeep ride to “Salento” costs COP$ 25,000 one way or a public jeep ride costs COP$ 3,000 per person at the following times:
Monday to Friday: 7:00 am - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Weekends: every hour from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm
It is a 15-minute jeep ride from “El Ocaso” farm to “Salento”.
If you are getting back to the farm by public transport you should be attentive and ask a local for "EL TURNO"