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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Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.
Ben Line - Travel Consultant
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.
Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.