Travel guide: Jericó


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Jericó is an authentic colonial village off the beaten track in the Antioquia department. Known in Colombia for being home to a large number of churches, the village is also very colorful and pleasant. Colombians like to go there for Holy Week and other religious holidays, but you won’t come across many foreign tourists.

Jericó is built on a hillside and offers fantastic views of the valley and the surrounding mountains.
Climb aboard a jeep to visit a coffee farm, discover hidden waterfalls, watch birds, or admire the canyon of the Rio Cauca from a farm in the clouds. You can also stretch your legs in the “Parque de Los Nubes” and enjoy nature at your own pace.

Don’t rush, take your time to enjoy the atmosphere. Order a coffee on the terrace in the main square and observe the dynamics of the village and the lifestyle of its inhabitants.

Stay at least 2 nights.

Not to be overlooked, this charming little village is only 3 hours from Medellín.

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These are our favorite accommodations and agency to enjoy Jericó to the fullest.

  • El Despertar

    Best Hotel

    El Despertar

    A boutique hotel located in a beautiful colonial building. You can't find cozier in Jericó. See availability.
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  • El Quijote

    Best Apartment

    El Quijote

    You will love its singular style and the responsive service of the administrator. See availability.
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  • C. y Flores

    For families

    C. y Flores

    Perfect hotel in Jericó for families who want to stay in a peaceful environment. See availability.
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  • Cathy

    Local Agency


    Cathy offers excellent English tours to discover Jericó. She can also plan a tailor-made adventure just for you.
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Jericó’s Articles

Best restaurants in Jericó

  • Tomatitos | Pizza
  • Isabel | Upscale restaurant in Jericó. I love the decoration.
  • Pollos Mario | If you want to eat an affordable meal. Chicken only.
  • Frutos del Campo | Menu del día typical of the region. Economical, good and huge portions.
  • Golem burger | There are two of them. I recommend the food truck located in Ecoland. Good burgers.
  • La Gruta | Best place in Jericó for lunch.
  • Don Rafa | They serve delicious breakfast.


Best place to have a drink in Jericó

  • La Comedia | Order a glass of wine nearby the Sanctuary.
  • Bomarzo | The place to hang out in Jericó at night. They organize various events during the week.
  • El Mirador | To have a drink while enjoying the view.
  • Nube Extrema or Ecoland | The best view in Jericó.


Best place to order a coffee in Jericó

  • Don Rafa
  • El Saturia | Juan Carlos sells more than 30 Jericó’s coffee brands.
  • Canela (inside Bomarzo)
  • Cafe Arte | An artist from Jericó opens his house to the public.

How to get to Jericó

From Medellin to Jerico:


From Jardin to Jerico: 

  1. Take an early from the Jardin “terminal” bus to Andes. | Transporte Suroeste | 25 min
  2. There is a Chiva (bus) leaving twice a day from Andes. The departures are from the bus terminal in Andes. Departure times are 6 am and 2 pm, double-check with your hotel. | 2h30


From Tamesis to Jerico:

  • Departure twice a day. Direct bus. Double-check the schedule with your hotel.
    • Chiva at 12 pm | 2 hours
    • Bus at 1 pm | 1 hour

Where’s the terminal?

There isn’t really a proper terminal in Jerico. The office of Transportes Jerico is located on Carrera 4 between Calle 7 and 8 (this street leads to the main square).

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