Salento: Hotels Restaurants Nightlife Getting There

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ACCOMMODATION, HOTELS AND HOSTELS
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The Plantation House
We stayed here during our visit. It's a great hostel slightly outside of town (only a 10 min walk from the center) and an amazing place to relax and meet other travellers.

Prices:
Dorms start at 20,000 Pesos and Double at 40,000 pesos for 2.
Address: Alto de Coronel, Calle 7 1-04. To get there, get off the bus at the fire station in Salento, then turn right and walk uphill 100m. Turn right again, walk another 100m and it will be on your left. You can also ask anyone, they will know where it is.
Cel: +57 315 409 7039 (Spanish) or 316 285 2603 (English)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / http://www.theplantationhousesalento.com

Hosteria Calle Real
A nice hotel in the main street of Salento, not as quiet as Plantation House though. Very nice people making you feel at home.

Prices: Double rooms at 25,000/30,000 pesos per person and they do nice breakfast for an extra 5,000 Pesos each.
Address: Carrera 6 No. 2 - 20 Salento
Tel: (57 6) 759 3784 with Cristina Palacio or Cel: 311 771 5188 / 317 285 9280 / 301 432 3745
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EATING AND RESTAURANTS
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Of course, your goal is to try the local trout. You will find various options of more or less the same price on the main square at the weekend. We recommend:
 
Rincon del Lucy
Amazing value for your money at this little restaurant. You will pay 6/7,000 pesos for a set meal and 3/4,000 pesos for breakfast. It is opened every day for lunch and breakfast.
Address:
Carrera 6 No 4-02

El Portal de Cocora
Yes, you will enjoy a very nice trout there, but you will mainly remember the place for the stunning views of the valley. If you can spend a bit more for accomodation, they offer (self-contained cabin) for 7 and 3 people at the price of 240,000 and 120,000 pesos. Negotiate if you're there during the week. Enjoy the view.
Address: 500m from the main square on the road to Cocora.
Opened: It is opened from Friday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
http://www.elportaldecocora.4t.com

Cafe Jesus Martin
A great coffee place serving perfect expresso from coffee coming from their own brewery. They open every day from 8am to midnight. They also have salads and sandwiches, beers and wine.
Address: Tienda Salento Cra 6 (the main one) # 6-14
http://www.cafejesusmartin.com
 
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NIGTHLIFE
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If you want to experience the traditional nightlife of the Coffe Region, Salento is a great place to do it. Visit the bars or pool places in the town, drink some aguardientes, listen to crossover and when for the night to come alonh with salsa music and a lively party.

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GETTING THERE
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You will need to get a bus from Armenia or Pereira.

=> Minibuses run to and from Armenia every 20 minutes from 6am to 8pm (3,000 Pesos, 30 minutes).

If you miss the last bus to Salento, you can take the bus to Circasia until 10pm (1,500 Pesos, 25 minutes) and then take a taxi (15,000 Pesos, 15 minutes). Or you can also negotiate a taxi from Armenia (40,000 to 50,000 Pesos depending on people and your negotiation skills, 30 minutes).

There are direct buses from Pereira 3 times a day (5,000/6,000 Pesos, 90 minutes), more on the weekends. You can also take a bus to Armeia that stops at Los Flores and then take a Northern Bus to Pereira that will stop you at Salento.

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