More and more famous among travelers, Jardin is a charming colonial village in the department of Antioquia. Don’t be afraid, you won’t meet hordes of tourists either, especially if you go there in the low season.
I particularly appreciated the pleasant and friendly atmosphere there. The locals wear cowboy hats and are very welcoming. They often gather in one of the many bars, which surround the beautiful central square, to enjoy a coffee or sip a beer while remaking the world. I advise you to take some time to do the same after a nice day on the run.
Visiting coffee farms is one of the main activities in the village, but don’t neglect the walks and hikes that are possible in this area. There is something for all tastes and all levels. Some of the routes can be done without guides and others for which I can only advise you to go with a local agency. I particularly appreciated the day trek passing by the “Salto Del Angel” and “Guacharos”, a fabulous excursion. Horse lovers will find their happiness as well as extreme sports lovers with options of canyoning and paragliding.
Finally, there are great bars to relax at the end of the afternoon with a good coffee, but also excellent restaurants to spend a good evening and go to bed happy.
A piece of advice, plan more than two nights if you really want to enjoy Jardin!
There is a Chiva (bus) leaving twice a day to Andes. The departures are from the office Transportes Jerico (nearby the main square). Departure time are 7 am and 1 pm, double-check with your hotel. | 2h30
Many departures from the Andes terminal to Jardin. Taxis or buses | 30 min
There is one direct bus from Salento to Riosucio, leaving at 7h50 am. Double-check with your hotel. | Flota Occidental | 3-4 hours
Take a Chiva (bus) to Jardin. The bus trip is fun and atypical, but it’ll be uncomfortable. 2 departures per day: 6 am & 2 pm | 3-4 hours
If you miss the bus from Salento to Riosucio, you can get a bus to Pereira then head to Jardin (above section).
Where's the terminal?
There isn’t really a proper terminal for Jardin. The 2 or 3 transport companies such as Transporte Suroeste and Rapido Ochoa are located in a street on Calle 8 between carrera 6 and 5.
It is a 5min walk to the main square.
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Jardin is a small town with different types of accommodations. You will find some little and affordable guesthouses and medium-size hotels. Tut-Tuks are all over the place, so it's not a problem if you're hotel is outside town. Still, the daily-life in Jardin is quite pleasant, so I suggest you picking one not too far away.
Where to sleep? What to do? Scan these questions with our The variety of activities possible in Jardin makes this village even more attractive. Whether you are sporty, a coffee lover, a bird lover, a hiking enthusiast, a horse-riding enthusiast, in search of thrills, this destination is for you.
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