What to do and see in Jerico, Colombia: The Best Places and Tips

April 1, 2018 Sheron Bogner

Discover the best top things to do in Jerico, Colombia including Cerro Las Nubes, Catedral Virgen de las Mercedes, Hecho en Jerico, Museo Maja de Jerico, Cristo Redentor Jerico, Centro Ecoturistico La Nohelia, Centro Ecoturistico La Nohelia, El Cafetal Bar, Jardin Botanico Los Balsos, Cafe Saturia.
Restaurants in Jerico

1. Cerro Las Nubes

Jerico, Colombia
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Cerro Las Nubes

Reviewed By Karl G

Cerro Las Nubes or Parque Natural Las Nubes both describe the top of the highest hill next to the town of Jericó. It is most easily accessed from the teleférico (cable car) which starts on Morro El Salvador (the hill with the Jesus statue) and goes up to Cerro Las Nubes. The cable car costs COP $8000. There is a restaurant next to the cable car terminus. The park has some trails along the top of the ridge with great views. None of the trails are marked, and there is no map, but you are unlikely to get lost. I think it is the best thing to do in Jericó.

2. Catedral Virgen de las Mercedes

Jerico, Colombia
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Catedral Virgen de las Mercedes

Reviewed By Sebastian D - Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland

This is a Cathedral - a big church. No excitingly beautiful ornaments or stuff like that. A lot of people come here for religious reasons - no wonder as Jerico is the birth place of the only saint of Colombia, Laura Montoya Upegui.
The Cathedral was built quite a while ago, but got destroyed around 1940 and was rebuilt with modern techniques afterwards, but lacks the usual pompous ornaments of other christian churches. If you pass by the town (which by itself has more charm IMO), give it a visit, if you are very religious, do the same.

3. Hecho en Jerico

Calle 5 A N 4-27 | Calle de los Poetas, Jerico 056010, Colombia +57 314 8639096
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
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0%
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Hecho en Jerico

Reviewed By BlueMarlinDave - Naples, Florida

I spent a recent afternoon touring the gift stores and wonderful leather selections in Jerico. This area is noted for its fine leathers as well as handmade China. It’s a totally delightful way to spend the afternoon visiting the many quaint shops along with coffee shops and sidewalk bars. Jerico is a great experience.

4. Museo Maja de Jerico

Carrera Sexta con Calle Septima # 6-60, Jerico, Colombia +57 4 8524045
Excellent
72%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
0%
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0%
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Museo Maja de Jerico

Reviewed By BethRose640 - Batavia, Illinois

A nice little museum easy to visit in a few minutes time. The building itself is a lovely, restored colonial and the collection is small but varied. It was very enjoyable. A small fee is charged.

5. Cristo Redentor Jerico

Cra. 5 #11 a 1-81, Jerico, Colombia
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
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0%
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5 based on 7 reviews

Cristo Redentor Jerico

Reviewed By UnconventionalRoute - Vancouver, Canada

The walk up the hill is not strenuous at all and only takes maybe ten minutes, so wear whatever you want. Better yet, most of the walk goes through Jericó’s botanical Gardens, which are an attraction in their own right.
And the view of the town from the top is actually better than it is from Cerro las Nubes.
This should be first thing you do upon arriving at Jericó (…after you check into your hotel, duh.) For a complete guide on Jericó, including locations of the town's many artisanal foods, info on "The Coffee Farm at the End of the World," and where to stay and eat, google The Unconventional Route's travel guide to Jericó.

6. Centro Ecoturistico La Nohelia

Vereda Buga s/n | via antiquia Jericó 3.8 km del Parque Principal, Jerico 056010, Colombia
Excellent
100%
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0%
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5 based on 6 reviews

Centro Ecoturistico La Nohelia

Reviewed By mariellc365 - Wailuku, Hawaii

I had a wonderful visit here. Did a hike to the Waterfalls and passed through coffee fields and views of surrounding Mountains. Also saw wildlife like birds, squirrels and colorful insects. The owners were very welcoming and offered drinks and bananas to eat. The tour included lunch and it was delicious. Their dog Draco came to the hike as well and he's awesome. They picked me up from my hotel, and they were late but their service made up for it. I was glad to practice my Spanish as well. Thank you all from Nohelia for showing me part of beautiful Jerico.

7. Centro Ecoturistico La Nohelia

Vereda Buga, Jerico 056010, Colombia
Excellent
100%
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0%
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0%
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5 based on 4 reviews

Centro Ecoturistico La Nohelia

It is to live the tradition an exclusive experience of leatherwork in the land of the carriel feeling the scent of leather and participate in the elaboration of an authentic jericoan carriel between stories and stories. To know the history of a strong people of arrieros.

Reviewed By UnconventionalRoute - Vancouver, Canada

If you want to stay right on a coffee farm, stay at La Nohelia.
About fifteen minutes outside of town, La Nohelia’s spunky owner John Wilmar built a beautiful eco-pyramid treehouse out of local materials: guadua (Colombian bamboo), coffee tree wood, and rocks from the nearby river. It’s quite the site to behold.
The pyramid’s interior is not as gorgeous as its exterior. The rooms are pretty basic with shared bathrooms below, but it’s fresh, friendly, and certainly unlike any other place you’ve ever stayed at
At Nohelia you can hike to nearby Waterfalls, get a tour of the coffee farm, hang out with John Wilmar and his family, eat some coffee-sauce chicken, drink a lot of delicious coffee, and enjoy even more peace and quiet.

8. El Cafetal Bar

52-5100 Carrera 3, Jerico, Colombia
Excellent
68%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
16%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

El Cafetal Bar

Reviewed By juanespepo

En todo el parque de Jerico, es una de las mejores opciones para tomarse unos tragos y rumbear. Buen ambiente, buena música, buenos pasantes y buenos precios. Con mesas afuera para ver toda la plaza y la gente del pueblo.

9. Jardin Botanico Los Balsos

Jerico, Colombia
Excellent
60%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Jardin Botanico Los Balsos

Reviewed By Lee j - Walt Disney World, Florida

This is a great place to take a break from the town and go for a walk. You can also walk from here up to Cristo Redentor.

10. Cafe Saturia

Calle 5A N 4-27, Jerico 056010, Colombia
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Cafe Saturia

Reviewed By apbdlc - Greensboro, NC

lastimosamente solo compre una bolsa, ya me arrepiento! El sitio pequeno pero agradable. Les hablan del cafe con carino y animo. Pero a probar los cafes... eso es!

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