Quimbaya Tourism

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

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 83.33 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 58.33 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Quimbaya for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Quimbaya.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26.79 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 21.15 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 30.36 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85.71 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 11.54 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 35.71 (Low)
    • Safety Index 69.51 (High)
    • Climate Index 98.81 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 81.03 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45 (High)
    • Health Care Index 69.44 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.4 (Moderate)
    • 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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.04 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.59 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.39 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 47.86 USD

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