Calarca is a city in Quindío. Calarca is a municipality in the eastern part of the department of Quindío, Colombia. It is 4 km east of the departmental capital Armenia. Its nickname is La Villa del Cacique.
Just like in others towns in the Quindio, the economy is based in Colombian coffee crops, plantain and manioc. The ecotourism is promoted with destinations such as Peñasblancas Park, with rock climbing and hiking activities.
Other important source of income is money remittance from people working in other countries to their families.
- Peñasblancas Park, with rock climbing and hiking activities
- Mariposario enthomologic display specialized in Lepidoptera
- Quindio Botanical Garden
Very diverse options of foods, from hot dogs to traditional dishes and desserts. Excellent restaurants in the outskirts of town.
- Hotel Karlaka. A warm eco-friendly place: kind staff, all types of rooms, swimming pools and a Turkish bath to relax.