Finca Cafetera El Balso
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... seem, although the old parts of the town seemed to bustle with industry and commerce on a small individual scale. After a lengthy drive to our country hotel down beautiful country lanes with gated farms, we arrived at Hotel Finca Azulina. Azulinas are these gorgeous blue flowers on bushes that lines the fenced area of the hotel. It was smallish, with a walk-around veranda skirting the entire farm house. The "farm" area was really more of a large garden full of ...
... their jeep with us back into town for a small fee, rather than slogging out guts out getting back up that road, carrying our small but heavy day packs.
From there, we went back to our new favourite restaurant La Eliana's, the curry place, for a great value set lunch of soup, trout with chips salad and veg and a juice... All for $4. Just at this point, the heavens opened and the rain was flowing freely and heavily. This is when ...
... our destination.
Salento is an attractive little town with a lively square in a beautiful, green and hilly setting. We're relieved that it's a fair bit warmer here than in Bogota, time to get the legs out!
We stay in La Floresta, a comfy and sociable hostel a few minutes walk from the main square. It's a Bogota hostel reunion when we bump into a couple of Swiss friends, Antoine and Martin, that we met a few days ...
... meal...burger and chips. The next morning as we were waiting for the bus to Bogota we suddenly became the number 1 tourist attraction in Salento. Surrounded by about 30 Colombian beady eyed school kids, we were bombarded with questions and fascination by the colour of Gemma and Victorias eyes (mine being brown are boring to them). Of course a quick few photos were taken (I mean who can blame them) and it was adios, hasta ...
... coffee bushes and gives the beans various flavours.
The soil is so fertile that beans are produced all year long and picked every 12 days or so in cylces across the estate.Only the red beans are picked,they must not be under or over ripe and the average picker of the 300 work force can pick up to 50kg per day,which believe me is a lot of beans.When you break open the skin of a ripe coffee bean,two seeds are revealed in the shape we are all familiar with.The texture ...