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.