Salento Tourism, Colombia

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Salento is a town and municipality in the north-east of the department of Quindío, Colombia. The municipality covers an area of 377.67 km2. It was the first settlement in Quindío of the modern era, and the first municipality founded in the department. The town of Salento itself is located 24 km northeast of the departmental capital Armenia. In 2005 the municipality of Salento had an estimated population of 7247, of which 3597 lived in the main urban zone. The main route from Popayán and Cali to Bogotá used to pass through Salento (see below), but when the route was diverted the town became isolated and did not develop as rapidly as the rest of the region. For this reason it has retained more of its traditional colonial architecture than almost any other town in the eje cafetero, along with a quiet and relaxed way of life, and as a result the town and nearby Cocora valley are among the most popular tourist destinations in Colombia.

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Facts and Stats for Salento*

  • Pollution Statistics in Salento

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

    • Air Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Water Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 62.5 (High)
  • Salento: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 68.75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 66.67 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Salento - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 51.69 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 75.86 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 33.89 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 86.11 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.61 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 36.55 (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 Salento

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.4 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 64.23 USD

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

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