Natural Destinations in Caldas
National Natural Park Los Nevados
This park is one of the most outstanding natural regions of the country. It is recognized as one of the biggest water reserves, and home to unique species such as the PERICO DE LOS NEVAODS and COLIBRI DE PARAMO.
It has a total area of around 58300 hectares and limits with the towns of Villamaria in Caldas, Pereira and Santa Rosa de Cabal in Risaralda, Salento in Quindio, and Villahermosa, Libano, Herveo and Ibague in Tolima.
In the park you can find 5 volcanic craters: Tolima, Quindio, Paramillo de Santa Rosa, Santa Isabel and Ruiz. The temperatures varied greatly according to the latitude in between –25 C up in the snowy peaks to 18 C in the lowest areas.
There is also in the park a few hot springs reknown for their health benefits.
It has a total area of 1019 hectares, in between 1700 to 2300 mtrs over the sea level. The average temperature is 19C.
This small area of BOSQUE NUBLADO is home to the biggest number of frogs in the country, including more than half the species registered in the Cordillera Central. Even more outstanding is the number of endemic species, with 71% of the species not found anywhere else.