For too long Salento's quaint and colorful streets have been the preserve of only the well-informed and adventurous. But visit this charming town in the coffee-producing heartland of Quindío to truly appreciate rural Colombia. Enjoy locally caught trout, take a hike among the mighty wax palms—the national tree of Colombia—of the Valle de Cocora, towering above you, and settle down with a tinto harvested from locally grown and roasted coffee beans.


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