Activities and things to do!

There is so much to do around here we don’t know where to start! Here is a quick summary of some of the things on offer at the farm, in Filandia, and in Quindio (the local region). We have heaps more information here so come on down and we can help you decide what to see!

Things to do right here at the farm

Hang out and socialize: Meet other overlanders – start a game of Tejo – have a cold beer – come to BBQ night – take a Spanish lesson – meet our animals – enjoy our gardens -Nintendo 64 – or plan your next destination.

Hiking: Around our finca you can find several beautiful waterfalls. To get to them you hike through lush green valleys and along crystal clear creeks flowing past huge tropical plants that wouldn’t look out of place in Jurassic park!

Cycling: If you are a passionate cyclist then Colombia is certainly the place to be. Cycling, whether it be on or off road is a national sport and a hobby enjoyed by many. If you are looking for adrenaline filled, guided tours complete with the latest model, full suspension trail bikes or racing bikes through the coffee district we can certainly introduce you to some fantastic companies and people who provide this.

A Motmot in our back yard.
A Motmot in our back yard.

Cycle between the local coffee fincas testing their artisanal brews or take a trip down-hill through banana plantations to the next town returning with the locals in their historic Willys jeeps.

Relax and Recharge: Or, you could simply spend time on our finca, enjoy hand-feeding our animals on the farm, exploring the hostel grounds and watching the local wildlife from the patio or your balcony.

 

Coming Soon! Motorcycle rentals: We are looking forward to providing a selection of motorcycles for short or long term rental and sale. We have some of the world’s best paved and off road motorcycle routes in our area.

Coming Soon! Jeep and motorcycle tours: We are currently working with locals to provide jeep and motorcycle tours to our guests.

Things to do in town (Filandia)

Restaurants: We have lots of great restaurants in town. Helena Adentro is our favorite!

The Mirador: Watch the sunset from the mirador, a huge view viewing platform that looks a bit like a spaceship!

Local events and festivals: Immerse yourself with the artisanal markets, Willys Jeep parades, Horse processions and other fun happenings throughout the year!

Take a Coffee Tour: We have great relationships with our local coffee farming neighbours who offer personalised tours of their farms and love to share their knowledge and passion for growing coffee.

Horse riding: What better way to enjoy the countryside than on the back of a horse, especially a local Colombian Paso Fino (a breed of horse with unique floating movement that makes them very comfortable to ride). There are some excellent riding stables located close to our finca, with well trained and well cared for horses that we can get in touch with for you to organise a tour.

Enjoy the Cultural Coffee Region, a UNESCO world heritage site: We are located at the heart of the coffee district, the perfect place to experience the local coffee farming cultures, relax in the stunning landscapes and savour the taste of the fresh coffee that has made this area so special and enabled it to become a UNESCO listed, world heritage site. Some of the worlds finest coffee is grown in Filandia. Immerse yourself with a tour around a local coffee farm or simply enjoy a delicious cup in Filandia’s colourful, colonial square.

Barbas-Bremen National Park: We are located next to this beautiful protected reserve filled with howler monkeys, exotic birds and butterflies. There are a number of beautiful hiking trails through this protected forest that you can experience with a local guide.

 

Things to do as a longer day trip (in Quindio, the local department)

Los Nevados: Breath taking off-roading and hiking into the mountains of these incredible volcanos in Los Nevados National park.

The Cocora Valley
The Cocora Valley

Cocora Valley: Famous for the worlds highest palm tree. Speak to us about how to find off-the-beaten-track routes with the best views!

Paragliding: The views of the coffee district from the sky are simply breath taking. We can introduce you to the best, fully licenced companies with fully qualified bilingual guides that can take you sky high, soaring over the beautiful landscapes of the countryside.

Tour the local towns: There are some incredible hidden gems around here. Speak to us about where to find untouched colonial coffee towns rich in culture and history.

Tour the coffee district by motorcycle or Jeep: Everyone who has taken a day tour of the coffee region has arrived back at he finca with beaming smiles and stories of the local people they have met, cultures they have experienced, and rich coffee they have tasted.

Parque del Cafe Theme Park: With rollercoasters, coffee tours and performances with local dancers. http://www.parquedelcafe.co

Botanical Garden and Mariposario (butterfly farm): http://www.jardinbotanicoquindio.org

Zip-lining: Take an exhilarating soar through the trees.
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Recuca Coffee Park and Tours
http://www.recuca.com

Panaca: A big farm park with interactive displays. Great for children!
http://www.panaca.com.co