Showcase April: collection of photos from Cocora Valley, Colombia
this is my contribution to the Showcase April Initiative the purpose of which is to share the best posts you have ever created on Steem.
I just compiled a photo collection with some of my best photos taken in the Cocora Valley, Colombia that I have featured in my posts here on Steem. Below, you will also find some information about this amazing place.
Located in the Colombian Andes, approximately 24 km (15 mi) north-east of the town of Armenia, the Cocora Valley (or Valle de Cocora in Spanish) is a picturesque valley in the Quindio Department of Colombia and it is also a part of the beautiful Los Nevados National Park. An increasingly popular tourist destination, the Cocora Valley is a true heaven for all nature lovers, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts as it boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes and views in the country and possibly even in all South America. The valley is also known as the principal location of the Qunidio Wax Palm, a very distinctive palm species endemic to mountain forests of Colombia and northern Peru. Scientifically known as Ceroxylon Quindiuense, the wax palms can reach up to staggering 60 m (almost 200 ft) in height, making them the tallest palm trees in the world.