Filandia is Salento’s sibling, and it’s a better option if you want to enjoy a colorful and authentic colonial town in the Zona Cafetera – Although it’s very visited by Colombians on the weekend.

You can reach Filandia from Pereira and Armenia with a 1-h bus. It’s pretty straightforward. Besides, public jeeps are leaving every day to bring visitors to Salento/Valle de Cocora. It’s 45 min away.


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Where to stay in Filandia

Filandia is a small colonial town with lovely but basic guesthouses. Don't hesitate to look for accommodations outside town if you want a peaceful and quiet stay.

  • Bidea



    Massive Colonial house with a lovely patio. The owner and the staff are friendly and give you many tips!
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  • Tree house


    Tree house

    A modern and well-designed hostel in the center. Comfy bedrooms and great showers! Affordable.
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  • Mythos



    Lovely colonial house in the most beautiful street of Filandia. Excellent services. Nice decoration and atmosphere.
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  • Sierra Morena


    Sierra Morena

    On the outskirt of Filandia (10min), the bedroom on the 2nd floor offers an incredible view. Quiet. Friendly.
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  • La casa du velo


    La casa du velo

    Outside of Filandia, it's a fantastic and modern hotel with perfect facilities. Delicious food. Bike lovers.
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Things to do in Filandia

There are not tons of activities to do around Salento. Pick a good Coffee tour and wake up early to hike to Valle de Cocora.

  • Tejo



    Tejo is a Colombian game where you have to throw metal disks in a box filled with clay and gunpowders. It's fun!
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  • Valle de Cocora

    Day trip

    Valle de Cocora

    Take a 45-min jeep to Salento then another one (20 min) to Valle de Cocora. It's a beautiful 5-h hike.
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  • Coffee tour


    Coffee tour

    Many coffee families invite travelers to visit their farms. Learn about coffee and their daily life. Cool experience.
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  • Bicycle



    Rent a bike and explore the surroundings. There is no local agency offering a tour. You must go on your own.
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  • Howler Monkeys

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    Howler Monkeys

    Go to the natural reserve and try to observe and listen to howler monkeys. It's near Filandia. Easy hike.
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  • Gastronomy



    There are delicious restaurants in Filandia, the most famous one being Helena Adentro. Go there. It's delicious.
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  • Cafe



    We found some cool Cafes in Filandia. Cultivar was our favorite spot. Different coffee methods and a great view!
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  • Colorful street


    Colorful street

    Filandia is a beautiful colonial town. Eat ice cream, sit in the main square and watch the passersby. You will love it.
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  • El Mirador


    El Mirador

    Although it's not the best view in the region, it's only 15 min walk from the center. You pass by the "artisan street."
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