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8 March, 2024

Discover the Best Colombian Destinations for Easter 2024

Easter is the ideal time of the year to get out of the city, share with the family and reflect. Discover the cultural and natural richness of Colombia with Elite Apartments.

Easter is approaching, and Colombia is getting ready to welcome travelers in search of unforgettable experiences. At Elite Apartments, we are excited to present you the top 5 Colombian destinations to visit during this holiday, so pack your bags and discover the magic that each place has to offer!

Villa de Leyva: Colonial Treasure in the Andes

Villa de Leyva, with its colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and famous Plaza Mayor, is like a trip back in time. This destination is filled with cultural events during Holy Week, including processions and religious activities. Don’t miss the breathtaking views from the lookout point of the Iglesia del Carmen.

The peaceful atmosphere atmosphere, rich history and architectural beauty make Villa de Leyva the perfect destination for those seeking peace and tradition during Holy Week.

Not to be missed: Enjoy the serenity of the Candelaria desert and visit the Terracota House, a unique architectural work in South America. Delight yourself with its gastronomy and make a mandatory stop at the Chocolate Museum. Visit its museums full of history. Experience the adrenaline of an ATV ride through the Pozos Azules.

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Eje Cafetero: Unforgettable Scents and Landscapes

The Eje Cafetero, with its extensive coffee fields, offers a unique sensory experience. The coffee culture, the mountainous landscapes and the friendliness of the people make the Eje Cafetero a magical destination.

Not to be missed: Explore the Cocora Valley and discover the beauty of the imposing wax palms. Take a tour of a coffee plantation and learn about the production process, from harvest to cup. Explore the rolling mountains, enjoy the aroma of freshly roasted coffee and discover the warmth of its inhabitants.

Highlights in the Eje Cafetero:

Salento: A picturesque town surrounded by green hills, it is famous for being home to the majestic wax palms in the Cocora Valley, a natural spectacle not to be missed.

Not to be missed: Take a hike through the Cocora Valley, home to the majestic wax palms, and discover the natural beauty of the region.

Filandia: This small municipality, in the heart of the Eje Cafetero, offers an authentic experience of the Colombian coffee culture. During Holy Week, the town dresses up with local traditions and celebrations.

Not to be missed: Visit a coffee farm on the outskirts of Filandia and learn about the process of coffee cultivation and production. Don’t miss the religious activities at the María Inmaculada Church. Nor can you leave without visiting the Museum of Records and Music, El Palacio del Barbas, El Mirador de la Colina Iluminada, or the Los Bejucos Natural Reserve. Of course, walk through its picturesque streets, and take a nice souvenir with you.

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  • Pereira: One of the largest cities in the Eje Cafetero, it combines modernity with the natural beauty that surrounds it.

    Not to be missed: Explore the Ucumarí Regional Natural Park, and enjoy the variety of flora that characterizes this region. Visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of Poverty in Pereira. If you are interested in living an ecological experience, you can visit the snow-capped mountains in Los Nevados National Natural Park, or La Laguna del Otún; you can also visit the Botanical Garden of the Technological University of Pereira.

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    La Tebaida: Surrounded by coffee plantations, it is a perfect destination for coffee lovers. During Holy Week, the tranquility of the environment is mixed with local cultural events.

    Not to be missed: Take a coffee tasting in one of the nearby farms and discover the different flavors and aromas. You can go horseback riding, while enjoying the views of the Eje Cafetero.

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  • Quimbaya: With its rural charm, it offers a quiet getaway in the middle of nature. During Holy Week, the town is filled with religious celebrations and traditional events.

    Not to be missed: Explore the National Coffee Park and immerse yourself in the history and culture of Colombian coffee. Live the adventure in Panaca. Visit the different rafts: La Berraquera, Alejandría, or Pijaos. Visit the Parish of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Enjoy a unique tour in the Artisan’s Village.

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    Armenia: A city known for its charming architecture and its proximity to the coffee plantations. During Holy Week, the city dresses up for religious celebrations and cultural events.

    Not to be missed: Explore the Plaza de Bolivar and visit the Quimbaya Gold Museum to immerse yourself in the rich history of the region. Visit the Santa Rosa Hot Springs. Discover magnificent stories at the Quimbaya Gold Museum. Delight yourself with a craft beer. Go to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, or to the different churches of the city.


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  • Montenegro: Located in the heart of the Eje Cafetero, it is a perfect destination to explore the coffee plantations and enjoy the tranquility of the mountainous landscape. During Holy Week, the town is decked out with traditional events.

    Not to be missed: Take a tour of a coffee plantation and learn about the production process, from planting to the cup. Learn about the benefits of bamboo in El Paraiso del Bambu and La Guadua. Take a rafting tour on the La Vieja River. Live a unique experience with cocoa at La Vieja Finca la Alejandra. Feel the adrenaline with the different extreme activities.

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    The Eje Cafetero awaits you with its enveloping aromas and unforgettable landscapes. Elite Apartments invites you to discover this unique region during Easter. Click on the link to explore our exclusive apartments and book your stay to live unforgettable moments.

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Santa Marta: Caribbean Charm and Exuberant Nature

Santa Marta offers dream beaches, natural parks and a vibrant nightlife. During Holy Week, the city is filled with religious events and cultural festivals. The combination of beautiful beaches, colonial history and proximity to the Sierra Nevada make Santa Marta a versatile destination for an unforgettable vacation.

Not to be missed: Don’t miss the light show in the bay of Santa Marta and visit the San Juan Market to sample the delicious local cuisine. Explore the Tayrona National Natural Park and connect with nature. If you want total disconnection and relaxation, visit Minca and discover the diversity of natural landscapes and rivers it offers.

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Cartagena: A Walled and Historic City

Cartagena is a Caribbean treasure with its cobblestone streets, centuries-old walls and colonial architecture. During Holy Week, the city is filled with processions and religious celebrations. The mix of history, culture and paradisiacal beaches make Cartagena a must-see destination.

Not to be missed: Explore the Historic Center and let yourself be enveloped by its charm. Live the unique experience of walking along the walls at sunset and enjoy the panoramic view of the city. At Elite Apartments we have allies to make your stay in Cartagena unforgettable. Find out about the activities we have for you here.

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Antioquia: Diversity in Landscapes and Traditions

Antioquia, with its charming towns and cities, offers a variety of experiences. From the tranquility of Guatapé to the history of Medellín, every corner has something special. The diversity of landscapes, the rich history and the warmth of its people make Antioquia a fascinating destination to explore at Easter.

Highlights in Antioquia:

  • Guatapé: Known for its vibrant houses decorated with colorful skirting boards, Guatapé offers a tranquil and picturesque experience. During Holy Week, the serene atmosphere of the reservoir invites reflection and connection with nature.

    Not to be missed: Explore the Guatapé reservoir on a relaxing boat ride and marvel at the imposing Piedra del Peñol, a granite monolith with breathtaking panoramic views. Visit the town, and walk the streets full of color and history. A plan that you can not miss is to climb the Piedra del Peñol and admire a panoramic view of Guatapé.

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  • San Jerónimo: San Jerónimo, a charming town near Medellín, is known for its hot springs and relaxed atmosphere. During Holy Week, the town comes alive with local celebrations and cultural events.

    Not to be missed: Immerse yourself in the hot springs of San Jeronimo and enjoy the peace and serenity that this destination offers.

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  • Doradal: Located in the Magdalena Medio region, it is known for its exuberant nature and its proximity to Las Orquídeas National Natural Park. Considered “The Colombian Santorini”.

    Not to be missed: Explore the natural beauty of Las Orquídeas National Natural Park and discover the diversity of flora and fauna it houses. Get to know the great natural wealth of eastern Antioquia on excursions through the different rivers and waterfalls. Visit the Hacienda Nápoles. You can also go to the Nuestra Señora del Carmen Parish.

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  • Cocorná: Surrounded by mountains and waterfalls, it offers a peaceful and scenic escape. Not to be missed: Take a hike through the nature trails that surround Cocorná and discover the natural beauty of this region. This area is ideal for adventure sports such as: river rafting; trekking through the magical Andean forest, and discover exotic plants and amazing birds; hiking through hidden places between mountains and waterfalls that descend from the tropical rainforest, where you will enjoy a great climate and one of the most crystalline rivers in South America; you can also paraglide over waterfalls.

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  • Guarné: With its rural charm and picturesque landscapes, it offers an authentic and tranquil experience. During Holy Week, the town dresses up for local celebrations, giving visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the traditional culture of Antioquia.

    Not to be missed: Rent the different Atvs tours and mountain bike tours and explore the surroundings of Guarné, discover its local traditions and enjoy the serenity of this unique destination. Visit the Sanctuary of Mary Sanctifier and Alto de la Virgen.

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Antioquia is a destination that captures the very essence of Colombia, from its vibrant cities to its picturesque villages. Elite Apartments invites you to explore this fascinating department during Semana Santa. Click on the link to discover our exclusive apartments. Your perfect getaway awaits.

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