Sandwiched between lively Medellin and touristy Cartagena, Salento was the perfect oasis. It’s small-town vibe and abundance of nature gave us the chance to sit back and really take in everything it had too offer.
We split our time in Salento into two parts, which allowed us to see Salento from two different angles. We first spent three nights at Kasaguadua, a rainforest reserve that (currently) hosts up to 10 guests at a sustainable eco-lodge. At Kasaguadua, we spent most of our time working from hammocks and reading books and not talking. It was peaceful, beautiful, and so relaxing.
Then we made our way to Coffee Tree Hostel which was nicer than I ever expected a hostel could be and we got spoiled with their free breakfasts and views of the valley.
Here’s our recommendations of our favorite things to see, eat and do in Salento. Since it’s such a small town, picking our favorites things was quite simple.
Have you been to Salento? Let us know if you agree or had a different favorite spot.
Blueberry Granola Waffles from Brunch
Cafe Lemon from Café Bernabé Gourmet
Dive Colombian bar near Summer Cafe (I can’t even find the name of it!)
Poker (local & cheap)
Valle de Cocora
Playing Tejo with our new friends Aaron & Lesley.
The hike from Salento to Kasaguadua
Our eco-pod at Kasaguadua