Salamina is a small colonial village full of charm. Hidden in the Coffee region, it is located 1 hour north of Manizales. Most travelers do not know this place. You will, therefore, live a truly authentic experience if you add this destination to your itinerary in Colombia. Besides its colorful facades and sculpted balconies, Salamina is the only access to San Felix and the “Valle de Samaria.”
But what is the “Valle de Samaria”?
It is a valley where the most towering wax palm trees in the world grow. And, unlike the “Valle de Cocora” of Salento, you can still see some of them in their natural state, that is to say, in the middle of the forest.
Don’t hesitate to go to Salamina rather than Salento if you want to add a destination off the beaten track to your stay in Colombia.
Getting to Salamina?
From Medellin to Salamina:
- A few direct buses per day from the South Terminal. Ask the bus company for the time departures. | Expreso Sideral | 6-7 hours
From Manizales to Salamina:
- Departures every 45 min from the terminal | 3 hours
Where's the terminal?
There is no terminal as such in Salamina. There are just two offices of transport companies located on “Carrera 6 between Calle 10 and 9a”.
It is a 10min walk to the main square of the village.