Best Areas to Stay in Armenia, Colombia

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Where to stay in Armenia – A guide to the capital of Quindío

Armenia is a Colombian city that is located 290 km west of Bogotá, and the capital of the department of Quindío.

This vibrant city is one of the main tourist centers of the Paisa region. In addition, it is one of the main cities of the coffee axis.

When visiting Armenia, you can enjoy pleasant walks through shopping centers, make a stop at the Plaza de Bolívar (Bolívar Square), the Park of Life and the Gold Museum of Quimbaya, among other attractions.

The gastronomy of the city includes typical dishes of the coffee axis, such as the delicious Bandeja Paisa, and corn arepas with cheese.

Keep in mind that the best time to visit Armenia goes from mid-December to mid-March, with average temperatures of 22ºC and clear skies that allow you to explore the city with tranquility.

The capital of Quindío has El Eden International Airport, located 15 minutes by car from the Downtown area, with flights to cities such as Bogota or Medellin.

Another valid option is the Terminal of Armenia, where many bus routes from other parts of Colombia converge.

Since Armenia is a small, quiet city, with little pollution and lots of nature around it, moving around its attractions is easy, either on foot, by bus, taxi or rental vehicles.

As for the best areas to stay in Armenia, the north of the city stands out for its great hotel offer, ideal for business travelers. See accommodation in Armenia.

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Armenia, Colombia

The best areas to stay in Armenia, Colombia

1. Our favorita area: North of the city & Zona Rosa

The north of Armenia is an important point in the economy of the city and the department of Quindío.

This area stands out for hosting the best upper-middle-class neighborhoods in Armenia.

The north of Armenia has an important commercial street, Bolivar Avenue, where you can find a large number of restaurants, banks, hotels, and shops that give the name of “Zona Rosa” to the area.

Parque de la Vida (Park of Life) is the main vegetable lung of the north, with a garden adorned with paths, trees, waterfalls, and a skatepark to enjoy with the entire family.

Other important attractions of northern Armenia are the Quimbaya Gold Museum, the Founders Park and the Metropolitan Cultural Center.

The north and the Zona Rosa of Armenia connect with the rest of the city by bus, but they are also very friendly for the pedestrian.

The north is the best area to stay in Armenia, as it has a wide range of apartments and hotels for all tastes.

Best areas to stay in Armenia, Colombia - North & Zona Rosa

Best areas to stay in Armenia, Colombia – North & Zona Rosa

Accommodation in North Armenia - Click to see all available accommodation on a map

Accommodation in North Armenia – Click to see all available accommodation on a map

Why we love this area for a stay in Armenia, Colombia:

  • Best area for sightseeing
  • Safest area to stay
  • Best area for business travelers

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel Café Avenida

Café Café Avenida offers comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi in Armenia, a 15-minute drive from Peñas Blancas Ecopark. Guests can book day trips to the famous Colombian National Coffee Park, located 19 km away.

from US$22
Budget

Casa Quimbaya Backpackers Hostel

Hostel Casa Quimbaya Backpackers Hostel is located in Armenia, about 10 minutes by car from the city center. There is free WiFi in the common areas. The property offers functional-style rooms and dormitories.

from US$19
Luxury

Mocawa Plaza Hotel

Offering a restaurant, Mocawa Plaza Hotel is located in Armenia, just a 5-minute drive from the center of Armenia. It has free WiFi, lounge and bar. The modern rooms feature air conditioning, a laptop safe, a wardrobe and a private bathroom.

from US$88
 

 

 

2. City Center

Armenia’s city center is home to popular streets and squares, as well as one of the busiest places in the city.

The Plaza de Bolívar (Bolívar Square) is a historical landmark that includes monuments such as the statue of the Liberator Simon Bolivar and emblematic buildings such as the Cathedral of the Immaculate.

Here, it is popular to visit the Cielos Abiertos Shopping Center, with many clothing stores, cafes, restaurants, and some banks.

Another place that deserves to be visited is Plaza Sucre (Sucre Square), located 800 meters from Plaza de Bolívar.

The best thing about the city center is that you can easily go to the places of interest, either on foot or by bus.

The city center is one of the best areas to stay in Armenia for its varied hotel offer, at affordable prices.

Where to stay in Armenia, Quindío - City center

Where to stay in Armenia, Quindío – City center

Accommodation in Armenia's city center - Click to see all available accommodation on a map

Accommodation in Armenia’s city center – Click to see all available accommodation on a map

Why we love this area for a stay in Armenia, Colombia:

  • Heart of the city
  • Pedestrian-friendly
  • Cheap hotels

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel San Jerónimo

This hotel offers comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi in Armenia, in the Cielos Abiertos shopping center in Armenia. Domestic phone calls are free and the local bus terminal is 15 minutes away by car.

from US$44
Budget

Hotel Centenario

Offering a fitness center, Hotel Centenario is located in Armenia. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom. The hotel has a shared lounge.

from US$24
Luxury

Hotel Bolivar Plaza

Hotel Bolivar Plaza is located in the city of Armenia, 30 meters from Bolivar Square and 15 minutes’ drive from the bus station. It offers breakfast and free Wi-Fi. There is also a restaurant and a business center.

from US$69

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