Dosquebradas

If you find yourself in Pereira during the day and get bored (which is easy to do), head across the bridge to the suburb of Dosquebradas. Here you’ll find a beautiful park surrounding a small lake with plenty of activities to keep busy. It’s great for families and couples alike. Dosquebradas is part of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia.

Parque Lago de la Pradera in Dosquebradas, Risaralda, Colombia

Parque Lago de la Pradera

Parque Lago de la Pradera only costs COP$1,000 to enter, with extra activities costing just a bit extra. It’s possible to ride paddleboats, go swimming, play basketball, tennis, or football, go rollerblading, play paintball, or even ride horses. There are vendors selling fresh fruits and drinks and a few small cafeterias on the grounds.

Rollerblading area at Parque Lago de la Pradera in Dosquebradas, Risaralda, Colombia

Rollerblading area

Basketball court at Parque Lago de la Pradera in Dosquebradas, Risaralda, Colombia

Basketball court

A few small islands in the lake have chickens and rabbits.

Chickens and rabbits at Parque Lago de la Pradera in Dosquebradas, Risaralda, Colombia

Chickens and rabbits

Feeding the ducks and fish is popular with kids. You can buy food from small vending machines on the bridge.

Bridge at Parque Lago de la Pradera in Dosquebradas, Risaralda, Colombia

Bridge

Another couple small ponds have giant lily pads and bamboo near their shores.

Pond at Parque Lago de la Pradera in Dosquebradas, Risaralda, Colombia

Pond

Bigger pond at Parque Lago de la Pradera in Dosquebradas, Risaralda, Colombia

Bigger pond

A taxi to the park is less than COP$7,000 from Pereira city center. Finding a taxi to get back may be a little tough. You’ll have to walk to the main road and grab one from there.

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