- Belén de Umbría
- La Celia
- La Virginia
- Pueblo Rico
- Santa Rosa de Cabal
- Salento — A sleepy little town of 4000 or so inhabitants, perched on a hill in "La Zona Cafetera", 24 km from Armenia and 60 km from Pereira (pronounced Pay Ray Da), beside the valley of the river Quindío, after which the department (state) of Quindío is named.
- El Parque del Café is a must if you're in the area. The colonisation and history of the entire area is explained as well as all the details of growing and processing coffee. In addition it features a botanical area (bamboo forest, coffee plants, etc) and an amusement park like Disneyland.
- Los Nevados close to Manizales is where you have to go if you want to touch snow or if you want to see that one can climb an altitude of 5000 m by car.
The people in the area basically speak the same dialect as in Antioquia. Soon you'll recognize that the word "pues" can be used in every sentence.
As in entire Colombia: by buses of all sizes you can reach every point.
Stay in one of the touristic "fincas" where you can do horse riding or swimming.
Go to the "El Parque del Café" where you can see different fauna, vegetation. You can also see there some typical dances and enjoy the nice weather.
- Lots of plantain
In some of the remote areas of the Los Nevados park there is guerrilla presence. Usually they don't harm tourists.