Outside of Jardín’s plaza is a cable car that takes passengers up to a viewpoint and a church on a hill across the way. The cable car is open until 6pm. We arrived at 5:30pm but were turned away because there were too many people on the other side that had to get back. A ticket costs COP$5,000 per person.
On the other side of town is another cable car. It’s at La Garrucha, which is a deep ravine. The cable car lifts people to a high viewpoint that has a cafe. Rides cost COP$2,000 one way.
It’s a very romantic setting with incredible views of the town and surrounding countryside.
The café serves empanadas and drinks, sometimes until after midnight. The cable car runs until the café closes for the night.
For visitors with more time to spend, there are several opportunities to visit the natural areas around Jardín, including ecological tours and trails, nature preserves, waterfalls, ravines, caves, and traditional fincas (plantations). Just like the rest of the region, the scenery is spectacular.