OUR GUIDE TO the weather in the Coffee Region (Zona Cafetera)
The coffee region is famous for its verdant sloping landscapes peppered with rustic traditional towns. Here the weather remains pleasant throughout the year, with a temperate climate and enough rainfall to quench the thriving greenery. Keen hikers will do well to visit this region, which is known for stunning scenic trails through cloud-forest and farmlands - the most famous being the Cocora Valley trek from Salento which takes in the world’s tallest palm trees. The driest months tend to be November - March and July - August, although you should always pack clothes for all climates as rainfall is highly unpredictable. It’s best to avoid the fortnight over Christmas and New Year as visitor numbers will be higher.
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