RESERVA EL CAIRO
Salento, Cocora valley
The hotel prides itself in creating an atmosphere dedicated to provide ecotourism in Salento, Quindio; an area that is part of the Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia. This region was recognized in 2011 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which is a testament to the outstanding example of Sustainable Production and Cultural landscape of Salento.
The project is developed in a beautiful coffee house that is more than 100 years old, surrounded by 100 acres of amazing landscape. It is located three kilometers (3 km) away from the town of Salento in the road to the Cocora valley. The road to the Cocora valley is also the entrance to one of the 59 National Parks of Colombia called Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados, one of the most visited protected places in Colombia. The Cocora valley is the birthplace of the world biggest wax palm (Ceroxylon Quindiuense), which is Colombia's national tree.
In the 100 acres that surround the house there is a forest with an inventory of more than 140 species of birds, more than 200 species of trees and shrubs and also a primary forest with river, waterfalls and different species of wax palm (Ceroxylon Alpinum and Ceroxylon Quindiuense) the biggest palm in the world with heights up to 60 meters.
This project is done with the support and help of the following entities:
Reserva El Cairo is aimed towards people who believe that luxury resides in simplicity, authenticity, healthy living and aesthetics.
Reserva El Cairo is therefore a relaxing space and offers a commitment to an ecological lifestyle.
We offer a variety of local products and options including eggs, milk, bread, cereal, pancakes, arepa, fruits, home made jelly, coffee and juice.
Birding & night safari
More than 140 species of birds, 200 species of trees and shrubs, insects, amphibians, reptiles and mammals including night monkeys, armadillos, sloths, wild dogs and many others.
100 hectares with more than 50% in conservation. A primary forest with water births, native and endemic species of plants and animals and much more to discover.
Cycling & trekking
Bicycle rental, bicycle tours and many trails for walking and hiking in the Nevados National Natural Park.
17 meters waterfall full of quarts and different types of stones. Enjoy taking a bath of good energy or jump down the waterfall in a Canyoning tour!
Restaurant hours 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm. We collect the ingredients daily this is why dinner must be booked before 2:00 pm so we can prepare everything in the moment and guarantee its quality and freshness.
THINGS TO DO
Cafe Jesus Martin
El Ocaso coffee tour
Salento & Filandia towns
Gold museum & botanical garden
and much more!
Walk through Reserva El Cairo forest to find a 17 meters tall waterfall that you will have to descend!
Birding tours with local english speaking biologists. More than 140 species of birds!
From 6:30 pm until 10:00 pm come and discover what nature has to offer in the darkness of the night!
Horse riding tours in Salento and the Cocora valley.
“You need to visit this place, the views, the staff, the food, EVERYTHING was perfect. - William (US) through Booking.com”