A large town in the UNESCO World Heritage listed Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia, Caicedonia is located in the department of Valle del Cauca. It sits only 45 minutes from Armenia by bus (COP$5,500). I used Coomoquin to travel there.
Caicedonia is an interesting town because it belongs culturally to the coffee region even though it is in Valle del Cauca. It’s a relatively new town, founded in 1910, so there really isn’t much in the way of architecture, or anything else of interest, for that matter. The nicest thing about Caicedonia is its large, open plazas.
The first plaza I saw, located near the bus terminal, is full of tall palms with a small statue in the center. The large building attached to the bus terminal was a shopping center full of action. Many small bars blasting loud music lined the outside of the shopping center, as well as jeeps filling up with supplies.
The next plaza I visited was unfortunately under construction. It’s also very big and full of tall palm trees.
The town’s main church sits at one end of this plaza.
Another plaza is a bit further away. It has a playground and is anchored by the hospital.