The Coffe Axis
EXCELLENT ROAD NETWORK AND AIR CONNECTION
The region is an important commercial axis, thanks to the privileged road infrastructure that connects them to each other through double roads and with the main productibility centres of the country like Bogota, Cali and Medellin, the excellent roads and relatively short distances.
These big cities have an integrated public transport system, highlighting in Pereira articulated public transport and in Manizales a modern air cable system that simplifies and shortens distances.
There are also 3 international airports as El Eden (Armenia), Matecaña (Pereira) and La Nubia (Manizales), to facilitate the connection with Colombia and the world.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Intermediate cities are peaceful than mega large metropolis, that way they are allowed to respond the tendency of families, who look and move from more populated centres to quieter cities with a cheaper cost of living.
The human quality of the inhabitants, the perseverance and the desire to get ahead, make living in the coffee region a very pleasant experience. Like waking up every morning with the singing of birds and the cordiality of a ‘good morning’, accompanied by a smile are the reflection of a pleasant and suitable environment to live.
YOUR COFFEE AND GASTRONOMY
Those responsible for the prominence of the Coffee Region nationally and internationally, have been among others, the delicious coffee that produces its land and the growing gastronomic offer of Colombian dishes as Bandeja Paisa with (kidney beans, rice, chorizo sausage, belly pork, mince meet, avocado, egg, sweet plantain, cornbread), or Sancochos Paisas made with a variety of meats and vegetables as (organic chicken, beef, pork, plantain, cassava, potatoes) accompanied with rice and avocado and so many others lovely and tasty plates that (Eje Cafetero) The Coffee Triangle can offer to their visitors and citizens; and of course we cannot forget the traditional homemade snacks like Empanadas, Buñuelos, Pandebono, Pandeyuca, Almojabana, Arequipe, Arepa rellena, Mazamorra con Panela, Pastel de yuca, etc., all this traditional and typical delicious food of the axis area.
People from the region and tourists, they can also enjoy an extensive menu that now expands to international cuisine with restaurants specializing in Mexican, Thai, French, Italian, Peruvian, Hindu food, among others, making the Coffee Triangle simply the best place to be.
NATURE AND BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES
The region has a beautiful natural and biodiverse landscape that is perfectly articulated with traditional and contemporary architecture.
Highlights include the mountain relief of these departments with a topography of moors, wetlands, protective, micro-water and broken forests, which regulate the water and climate balance, for the supply of water, energy and food and avoid in many cases landslides or floods associated with the rainy season, thus shaping an oxygenated environment and green landscapes so attractive to their own and visitors.
Among the most representative sites of this landscape is the Nevados Natural National Park shared by Caldas, Risaralda, Quindío and Tolima, in Risaralda the Sanctuary of Flora and Fauna and the hot springs of Santa Rosa de Cabal and in Quindío the National Park of Coffee and the National Park of Agricultural Culture.
CULTURAL AND HUMAN HERITAGE
UNESCO has included (El Eje Cafetero) The Coffee Cultural Landscape (PCC), on the list of intangible heritage of humanity.
Caldas, Risaralda and Quindío are part of the cultural diversity and historical formation that has been highlighted worldwide by geographical, topographical, urban, architectural and landscape conditions.
TOURISM, ADVENTURE AND FUN
Although, the tourist activity has been positioned in the region, activities for adventure and fun, have taken shape with the promotion of the different natural and recreational environments that exist in the territory. In Quindío rural tourism is promoted where coffee farms and extreme activities such as rafting and paragliding stand out in natural environments; Risaralda also promotes its biodiversity in its different theme and cultural parks; and Caldas, in addition to ecotourism, highlights its annual festivities such as the Manizales Fair and the International Theatre Festival.