Ecoparque Los Yarumos is a nature and recreational park near the city center of Manizales. Admission was free when we visited and there were great views of the city, but the rest of the park was kind of a waste of time. A taxi to the park cost us COP$5,500.
There is a food court with some public art, a concert shell, and some nature walks. We found that it wasn’t nearly as interesting or organized as Recinto del Pensamiento.
A short nature walk lasts 30 minutes and a long one lasts 90 minutes. We waited a half hour for the short nature walk but the guide never showed up. We ended up doing the trail in 10 minutes and leaving the park.
On a positive note for families, Los Yarumos is very kid-friendly. There is a large playground and plenty of activities for children. The park is located within the UNESCO World Heritage listed Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia.