Nature in the midst of town

It’s natural and it’s there, just between buildings

Nature in the midst of town

It’s natural and it’s there, just between buildings

The most exotic bird species of the Coffee Region’s Cultural Landscape and the native flora with its iconic orchids and Asian bamboos can be found just at five minutes from the center of town.

In the Botanical Garden of Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira you will hear a unique song from 156 bird species, and you will see a large variety of reptiles, mammals, amphibians and butterflies.

The calm and the silence that become synonym to the pleasant natural environment will make you feel at an uncommon place. Native forests with guadua passages and rhizomes, Amazonian motmots (emblematic species of this region), ferns, magnolias, arrierales and wetland butterflies will wrap you as if they were a dimension in itself.

At the Center of Research, Conservation and Environmental Education you will have fun while you learn about and interact with nature.

If you have the chance to attend the international poetry festival Luna de Locos, don’t hesitate to listen to poets reciting their most beautiful works in the Turtle Lake, a magical place in this garden.

In Quindío there is also a botanical garden where you can find the Geological Museum , the Insect Zoo and an extensive plant collection. In all these contexts, you can learn about the geology and biology of the Coffee Region’s Natural Landscape.



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Follow these recommendations before making this trip, they will improve your experience on the site.

  • Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes, preferably boots, t-shirts, sweatpants or loose pants.
  • Use sunscreen, a hat or a cap if necessary.
  • Bring a waterproof jacket. Rains are frequent in the rainforest.
  • Bring binoculars to watch birds or other animals.
  • You can use cameras but avoid using their flash
  • Macro lenses will come in handy for insect shots
  • Bring bottled water to keep hydrated but avoid using disposable bottles.


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