Hotel Estelar Altamira
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... was freezing and a little short tempered because this was the last thing i wanted to feel right now. We put 2 more blankets over the bed and took an early(ish) night, knowing that we had to be up around 6.20 tomorrow for our journey to Valle de Cocura, one on the centerpieces of our journey.
Valle de Cocura
Several jeeps were parked in the town square. As luck would have it we had the front 2 seats next to the driver. A convoy of three, we set off at ...
... on. It is mainly just a vacation town for gringo’s and locals alike. One of the workers at our hotel speaks nearly perfect English which is a welcome change for us! After settling in we headed out to one of the restaurants that our hostel suggested for dinner. The food was average, I guess you can’t expect too much from a small town like this. It was an early night because we have a big hike tomorrow morning.
November 21, ...
... admit we were a pretty special and warmly energetic group, but I think it was just as much Pedro himself. His passion about what he is doing on this farm oozed from him in speech and action, about teaching travelers like us. It's not an easy farm to get to, so I'll bet he gets some really dedicated and special visitors, not just your average traveler. The sunset was spectacular after the rain. And from La Serrana we got an unobstructed view of the valley. ...
... it made every bead of sweat worthwhile. The remainder of the trail took us about an hour and a half all downhill on a nice dirt road to the park entrance. The La Montana trail provided some of the most beautiful views of the valley and its majestic palms. We arrived back at the park entrance just in time to catch the 3:00pm Jeep taxi back to Salento. That evening I was lazy after the days hiking adventures and decided to lay low and relax at the hostel. Charlotte whom ...
That was a fun journey. Think of the windiest car journey you've ever been in. Now times it by 10 and add a madman driver who thinks it's perfectly fine to overtake cars at speed on blind corners. Bleurgh.
Turns out the journey was worth It though. Salento is in Colombia's coffee zone, i.e. set up in the hills, and it was spectacular. And, the people were the friendliest of any place we've been. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking