Chinchina town square, Caldas Colombia

Top Reasons To Visit Chinchina

The top reasons to visit Chinchina are few and far in between. However, there is no denying that the little it has to offer as far as tourism go are rich and beautiful; probably the most appealing in all of Colombia. As a municipality in the Caldas department, it’s very easy to form conclusions of what a guest could look forward to during her visit. But then again, as with any destination, there is more to Chinchina than meets the eye so it would be best to keep an open mind about it. For instance, it is known as Colombia’s coffee heart, having the land cultivated as plantations in the 1800’s. Today, it serves as home to the Buendia coffee factory and Cenicafe, one of the oldest and most prominent coffee research center and produce in all of the nation.

Chinchina town square, Caldas Colombia

Chinchina town square, Caldas Colombia

In addition to that, another one of the top reasons to visit Chinchina is  Colina del Sol, a coffee finca that’s set on top of a hill. Apart from the peaceful surroundings, this point of interest also offers a spectacular scenery of town as well as a great workout. Of course, it’s not unusual for it to be close to the public knowing that it is a private property. But there are means for you to set up a tour appointment with the owner. Local hotels usually have the managements number.

To give you more adrenalin pumping action, you could also head on out to Nevado del Ruiz, or Kumanday, and climb up to the caldera of this volcano, located at the border of Caldas and Tolima. It is just 129 kilometers from Bogota. So it’s a pretty convenient pit stop before you move on to other places. Sure, it might be quite dangerous to explore its surroundings given the unpredictability of this highlight. But considering that it is well monitored by folks at the Los Nevados National Park, to which it is a part of along with other top reasons to  visit Chinchina, it makes sense for you to take your chance and develop a better appreciation of the environment as well as the wildlife it harbors.

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