Although the town is very much set up for tourism, it still retains a traditional country town charm. As in many country towns in Colombia there us a Tejo court, and because the town has many tourists, the locals are keen to teach visitors about the traditional game.
Tejo consists of throwing metal weights at a clay filled box to try and land the weight in a metal ring embedded in the clay.
The court is in Carrera 4 just outside of the town centre - just ask for "Amigos Tejo". The games are free with purchasing drinks. I started by drinking beer but the locals told me that drinking Aguardiente (the local anise-flavoured liquor) would improve my game - and after a few shots, I was rewarded with several explosions.
After a few more drinks we amped up the game by adding more explosives
The Cocora valley
To get to the trail you need to take one of the jeeps from the main square for $COP3000 (about $A1.50). The best time to go is to catch the 7:30am cars before the trail gets too crowded.
The trail starts through farmland
Farms with the wax palms growing on the hills
A bridge crossing the river
The top of the hill
Wax palm in the mist
Farmland with wax palms
The last stand of palms before catching the jeep