The Colombian municipality of Palmira is located at the Cauca Valley department and it's also known as "Villa de las Palmas". It's one of the main commercial, industrial and agricultural centers of the region and harbors the Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), which is a research place to improve the agricultural production and to take the most of the resources; reason why the city receives the name of Agricultural Capital of Colombia. You can get to know Palmira through the main streets: Tiendanueva-Tablones, Rozo, Bolo San Isidro and La Buitrera. There you can find rural farms with pool, beautiful beaches to spend the afternoon with the family or restaurants which have the best gastronomy of the valley, all of it surrounded by splendid green landscapes with leafy trees and flowers. We recommend also the Nirvana Natural Reserve for its beautiful butterfly house and the Cathedral Nuestra Señora del Rosario del Palmar. Some unmissable dishes on your stay in Palmira are sancocho de gallina, fiambre vallecaucano and pollo en su jugo, but the bandeja paisa will capture you with its flavor variety. In Palmira is celebrated the Fiesta Nacional de la Agricultura, a union festival that stands out for the agricultural vocation of the settlers and generates an economic well-being environment for business owners and exhibitors. The Festival Internacional de Arte y Cultura Ricardo Nieto looks for giving power to the artists of the area. Palmira has been the last years ameliorating its offer to propose to the traveller a comfortable place to visit and the city is achieving its goal. Travel to get to know this enterprising city, visiting it soon.
Travel tips for Palmira
If you have planned to move around the regions in Colombia, you might be asked to have the yellow fever vaccine. Other vaccines that you should consider -in case you travel to the jungle- are the tetanus vaccine and the hepatitis A/B.The electric current kind used in Colombia is 110-volt AC (110 V), with a frequence of 60 Hz. We recommend you to have a plug adapter if you travel to places that use other voltage to avoid that the electronic devices suffer a short-circuit and don't work.