Quimbaya Tourism

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Quimbaya is a town and municipality in the western part of the department of Quindío, Colombia. It is 20 km northwest of the departmental capital Armenia. The name of the city derives from the name of the Precolumbian culture that inhabited the area, the Quimbaya civilization. Quimbaya is bounded to the north and west by the Valle del Cauca Department, with La Vieja River forming the western limit. To the south, the Roble River forms the limit with the municipalities of Montenegro and Circasia. The eastern boundary is with the municipality of Filandia. Quimbaya was founded in 1914 by Juan de J. Buitrago, and became a municipality in 1922. In 2005 it had an estimated population of 43,700, of which 31,300 live in the main urban zone. The National Agricultural and livestock Park (Spanish: El Parque Natural De La Cultura Agropecuaria), PANACA, is located 7 km west of the main township. The 47 hectare park contains a variety of interactive exhibits, including more than 200 species of animals. Along with the National Coffee Park in Montenegro, the theme park is one of major tourist attractions ofthe department. The most important cultural event is the Candles and Lanterns Festival (full name in Spanish: Fiesta Nacional del Concurso de Alumbrados con Velas y Faroles), which began in 1982 and is held each year on 7 and 8 December (Día de las Velitas). Each of the barrios in the township compete to produce the most spectacular lighting arrangements, and many visitors come from throughout Colombia to admire the displays. The festival is held in honor of the Catholic holy day, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, on 8 December.

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Facts and Stats for Quimbaya*

  • Pollution Statistics in Quimbaya

    Know the pollution level of Quimbaya before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Quimbaya: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Quimbaya for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Quimbaya.

    • Burglary and Theft 62.5 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 62.5 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 62.5 (High)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Quimbaya - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 49.22 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 44.83 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 34.09 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.08 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 23.41 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Quimbaya

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Quimbaya

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.01 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.23 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 55.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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