Finca Cafetera El Balso
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Finca Cafetera El Balso Armenia
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... that she wanted to connect with other Americans, funny as I wanted to avoid them. She was super chatty but in the end harmless. Out of nowhere, Annie showed up. She was perky, we were happy to see her. We got her a coffee, walked down to great cheap breakfast of eggs, arepas, sausage and more good coffee.
After stuffing ourselves for about $2.50, we strolled up the probably 200 stairs of the Mirador (lookout) at the end of the cobblestone streets. Lots of Colombian weekenders were ...
... USA so had good English to translate/ ask questions and Ceiran, Vic and Gemma used their Spanish to chat a bit too. We ended up having a group picture with them for their teacher, and I had to turn one girl down (she was only 13 after all!!!) after they'd been telling me i had nice eyes. Apparently you don't get blue eyed people much in South America so it gets a bit of "pretty eyes" attention. They were finally taken away by their teacher to go and do ...
... I was really poorly by now, so we did nothing but drink coffee, tea and chat with the main coffee administrator who lives on the farm; Andres. We cooked soup and admired the view. Feeling very lucky to be staying on such a beautiful Finca. The coffee farm is actually owned by the owner of the hostel. But I can only presume because of access people choose to stay at the hostel instead. Bliss, we have loved salento. ...
... of the country. It is believed the name was changed in memory of the Armenian people murdered in the Turkish Ottoman Hamidian Massacres of 1894-97. It is also known by its nickname "Ciudad Milagro" (Miracle city).
Despite Armenia's quickly expanding economy at the time, the means of transport were still very limited. The main form of transporting people and merchandise was by mule, due to the mountainous terrain surrounding the city. It was not until ...
... owners are incredibly nice. Salento is a very traditional "Colombian" town, whereas Villa de Leyva felt more Spanish.
Tomorrow will be a long day of hiking in the Valle de Corcora and visiting a coffee farm, so I'm going to post a few pics and then hit the hay. I think the valley will be amazing!