"The Biennial is a trip to discover new worlds and also to be discovered and seduced by new movements, lenguages and imaginaries to think about dancing as a way to express our emotions" says Amparo Sinisterra de Carvajar, president of the 2nd Biennial.
This is the Pacific festival, in which the most importat thing is to highlight the gastronomy, the folk music and the traditions of this region in Valle del Cauca. It is an awesome experience for the locals and of course for the visitors who want to dive into this culture.
This is one of the most important and traditional festivals in Colombia. In which the favorite attractions are the "Salsódromo", the "Cali viejo" carnival, the antique cars parade, the "Melómanos" meeting, the "Superconcierto" a really nice musical show, between other shows ans events.
The charm of the Juan María Céspedes Botanical Garden of Tuluá is unique, since it houses a variety of fauna and flora that will leave you astonished. This is the most biodiverse ecological corner that Valle del Cauca has. Any tourist with a desire to enjoy a fresh air and admire the different facets that nature has to offer will not hesitate to visit this place. One of the reasons is that the Botanical Garden is full of plants and animals that do not inhabit anywhere else in the world.
This Garden was founded in 1948 and years later it became part of the renowned “Instituto Vallecaucano de Investigaciones Científicas”, INCIVA. Its name was given in honor of the scientist and independence hero Juan María Céspedes, who was born in Tuluá, same municipality where the Garden is located.
Located in the foothills of the central mountain range, this place covers 154 hectares of natural forest and is an area for conservation of natural resources, flora and fauna of Valle del Cauca. Currently, the Garden offers its visitors: educational programs of environmental education and conservation of natural resources, ecological trails, camping area and cabins for lodging in front of the Tuluá River. Also, it allows its visitors to practice extreme sports (rapelling and rafting) in the La Arenosa waterfall and the Tuluá River. In addition, this space has an Ethnobotanical Museum and the largest bamboo and guadua seedbed in Latin America.
How to get there?
The Botanical Garden is located in Mateguadua, part of Tuluá municipality, at 7 kilometers from the municipal capital. The Garden is located just behind the Simón Bolívar Police School. If you need to take a bus, from the transport terminal of Cali, Lineas del Valle, Expreso Palmira, Coopetrans Tuluá, Coopetrans Trujillo, and Cooperativa Palmira companies, offers lines to Tuluá.