The 5 greatest amusement parks in Colombia
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- On Wednesday May 18th, 2016
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- Acolap, Barranquilla, Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Colombia, Divercity, Maloka, Medellín, PANACA, Parque Nacional del Cafe, Parque Nacional del Chicamocha, Quimbaya
The traditional concept of park in Colombia has changed significantly. Actually, the model of entertainment in the region has given a positive change to the amusement market. According to the Colombian Association of Attractions and Amusement Parks, Acolap, Colombia ranks third in Latin American recreation business just after Mexico and Brazil.
Each year, the number of visits to amusement parks increases. The entry of BioPark Ukumari of Pereira and other amusement parks into recreation market has shown versatility and have changed the traditional concept of this kind of entertainment. There are several Colombian amusement parks in all categories: aquatic, thematic, rides and family entertainment, which are visited by millions of travelers that are looking for ecological, cultural, adventure, family or business options.
This time we will let you know what are the 5 greatest amusement parks in Colombia so that you can consider to visit them soon.
- Parque Nacional del Cafe
Located near Armenia, in one of the most popular tourist regions of Colombia, this is an attraction that you should not miss when you travel with your family. The main objective of Parque Nacional del Cafe is to show coffee culture and the importance of this product for the economy of the country, without forgetting a fundamental aspect that surrounds this activity: nature and its care. Additionally, in order to make it much more attractive, this park has incorporated playful activities which complement visitor’s experience although they are not related to coffee.
- Parque Nacional de la Cultura Agropecuaria – PANACA
The slogan of PANACA, Without field there is no city, says it all about this place. It has managed to get millions of local and international tourists to approach them to typical activities from the countryside in an experiential and authentic way. The first park, located in Quimbaya between Armenia and Pereira, has eight themed stations where you can interact with animals and feed them. There are shows about 30 minutes long where the children can learn about these issues.
- Parque Nacional del Chicamocha
Also known as PANACHI, this park was opened less than 10 years ago and it has become one of the main tourist attractions of Santander and Colombia. One of its values is that it continues the line of ecotourism and adventure that prevails in the region. The diversity of outdoor activities in this place such as paragliding or cable flight, allows you to have a privileged view of the Chicamocha canyon. Parque Nacional del Chicamocha is located an hour and a half far from the city of Bucaramanga.
It is an urban theme park dedicated exclusively to kids aged from 3 to 13. The goal of Divercity is to give children an idea of how to engage in the city life, so it recreates different professions and situations of adulthood in which they interact. Several business partners are present in this place to teach children about the role that they play in the city and how they can get involved. A fire station, banks, hair salons, universities, hospitals, theaters, a language school, the bus terminal and the food court, are some of more than 50 places where different trades and occupations are taught in this place. Divercity was opened in 2006 in Bogota and it currently has parks in Medellin, Barranquilla and Lima, Peru. Soon, it will open others in Guatemala and Ecuador.
This theme park of science and technology is one of the most interesting attractions of Bogota. In Maloka, age, sizes, professions or interests do not matter; every person who visit this place is fascinated with their experiential activities. The idea behind this park is to bring science to everybody by promoting experiences that lead them to understand how the universe works and what is our role in it.