Among many things, the Republic of Colombia is known for one of their biggest exports, coffee. In fact, they are so proud of this fact that they have built an entire theme park to celebrate their most prized native product.
Location and How to Get There
Parque Nacional del Café, the Colombian National Coffee Park, is located in Montenegro, Colombia. It is one of the principal tourist attractions of the Eje Cafetero (also known as Zona Cafetera), a coffee-growing region of Colombia’s Andino region. To get there, one should first go to the city of Armenia, which one can travel to via car, bus, or even airplane. Upon arrival to Armenia, one can go to the park by car, but one can also take the bus on the way there.
What to See There
The Colombian National Coffee Park has several fascinating attractions based around the Colombian coffee culture. There are a number of coffee-themed museums in the park, the foremost among them being the Museo Nacional del Café, the National Coffee Museum. Visitors can also enjoy the performances of theatrical plays and
There is a tourist train ride that gives a tour around the 36 hectare park. There are so many beautiful vistas to behold, such as the lush coffee gardens and bamboo forests, and replicas of folkloric architecture. Tourists can also take horse rides, as well as cable cars and chairlifts to take in a breathtaking aerial view of the park.
And of course, since it is a theme park, there are the familiar but no less exciting amusement park rides such as the roller coaster, go-karts, bumper cars, bumper boats, a splash ride, and a Cumbre or freefall ride. And should one get hungry, there are a number of restaurants and food stands in the park to dine in.
The Colombian National Coffee Park was commissioned by the Colombian republic’s National Confederation of Coffee Growers, in cooperation with the Departmental Committee of Coffee Growers of Quindio. Opening in 1995, the park was built in honor of Colombia’s lucrative coffee-growing industry.
The entrance cost can vary depending on which park attractions one would wish to ride. The least that one could spend is 16,000 (Colombian) pesos, while 43,000 pesos would be the most expensive cost. The expense includes the entrances to nearly all of the attractions in the Colombian National Coffee Park.