Your destination for coffee and eco-tourism
Minca is a small town of two thousand inhabitants located at an altitude of 650 meters above sea level, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, which has 383,000 hectares park territory and lost among the lush vegetation. Up there you will arrive by a winding road of 14 kilometers (completely renovated in 2016) that departs from Santa Marta and is 15 minutes by car.
The mountainous massif of the Sierra Nevada
Covers an area of 17,000 square kilometers and its snowfall, with peaks reaching heights of 5,775 meters, is the highest tropical mountain in the world. It has an almost complete spectrum of environmental conditions, of ecological niches, not only of Colombia but of the tropical world.
In 2013, the International Union of Natural Conservation declared the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta the most irreplaceable ecosystem on the planet in terms of its contribution to the long-term survival of threatened species.
It is home to 19 endemic bird
species to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, of which nine are endangered, and seven threatened amphibian species, including two critically endangered species, the Stubfoot Toad (Atelopus nahumae) and a species of Harlequin frog (Atelopus laetissimus).
Observations recorded an extraordinary 415 species of birds in the reserve El Dorado. The reserve is important for the halting and wintering of migratory birds, such as the Blue Sky Warbler (VU) and Winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) (NT).
The tropical humid forest is found with trees of high heights - up to 40 m - and of diverse species. Abundant lianas, palms, ferns and o.o.
The fauna is still larger with bears, deer and smaller species such as armadillos, hedgehogs, ocelots and monkeys. Thousands of birds, insects, and butterflies make concerts of songs, buzzing and chirping.
Minca has history and is an archaeological paradise
With the river GAIRA (here says La Minca) of crystalline waters and its immense green vegetation that keeps below the earth the archaeological wealth of its ancestors.
This wonderful scenery served in the past as home to the Tayrona culture and today are in the highlands indigenous belonging to the Kaggaba (Kogui), Ika (Arhuaco), Wiwa (Arzarios) and Kankuamo, the Sierra Nevada Santa Marta is the heart of the world and they are the guardians.