Pereira, located in the foothills of the Andes in the coffee-rich region of western Colombia, is the capital city of the Risaralda Department known for its exquisite culture, friendly locals, and a myriad of landmarks. Revered as the heart of the "Coffee Cultural Landscape," Pereira's coffee plantations are renowned worldwide, inviting visitors to discover the rich history and process behind Colombia's infamous coffee. It is also home to the remarkable Technological University of Pereira, and the one-of-a-kind Matecaña Zoo which houses a variety of Colombian endemic species. Its beautiful natural surroundings, including the Otún Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary, feature amazing biodiversity and exhibits the city's focus on eco-tourism. Vibrant yet serene, Pereira offers a unique blend of urban life and natural beauty which continues to delight travelers from around the globe.