Why coming to Jardín, Colombia
Perhaps you are hesitating between different tourist places in Antioquia?
I’ve been in that situation. This is not an easy decision to make between two or more destinations.
This section will allow you to decide whether or not Jardín will be your next favorite trip.
Jardín is a colonial town
I love the atmosphere in colonial towns,
and Jardín is the perfect example.
The white facades of the houses are embellished with colorful balconies, windows, and wooden doors. Going up these rainbow-like streets, you will arrive at the main square. This is the heart and soul of Jardín. The arrieros (muleteers), wearing their cowboy hats, come and go with their horses to sell the crops of the surrounding farms. With their butts resting on brightly colored wooden chairs, locals meet, discuss, and argue over a tinto
—coffee. Others rest from their exhausting day, leaning under the trees, their pensive gaze directed towards the impressive Basílica de la Inmaculada Concepción.
There is a serene atmosphere. No one seems unhappy.
The contrast with the major Colombian cities
is striking. Here, you can move from one point to another by walking without being on your guard 24 hours a day.
In short, it is the perfect village to wander, relax and observe the daily life of the inhabitants of the rural area of Antioquia.
There are many waterfalls in Jardín, Colombia
Cueva de los guacharos
And there are impressive!
Coming to Jardín, you will be able to admire mighty rivers that have carved their way through the mountain over the years. These chasms and canyons are impressive.
For the more courageous, our local partner offers canyoning trips.
There are also many opportunities to swim and refresh yourself during and after your walks.
Hikes around Jardín, Colombia
Jardín is surrounded by hills, farms, mountains, and waterfalls. You are guaranteed to find hikes to suit your physical condition and budget.
Follow the path of the Lechuza and then the Camino Real to go around the village, book a tour to discover 7 beautiful waterfalls hidden in the middle of dense vegetation, or trek to Támesis.
Coffee in Jardín
The Zona Cafetera
is not the only region in Colombia with coffee plantations. Due to its climate and altitude, Antioquia is a perfect department for this type of agriculture.
If you haven’t planned to include Salento or Filandia in your itinerary to Colombia
, go to Jardín. It would be a shame not to discover this aspect of Colombian culture.
Our local partner offers tours to visit a coffee plantation and spend time with a family of campesinos (farmers).
Then, if you want to enjoy this delicious drink of complex aroma in different ways, there are several excellent cafés in Jardín
. I’ll tell you more later.
The famous Gallito de las Rocas
This strange-looking bird fascinates birders. Usually, it isn’t easy to observe.
This is not the case in Jardín.
There is a special place where they come every morning and evening.