Gazebo next to the road leading to Manila where you can see the National Park of Los Nevados. Located at the top of the Cordillera Central, is composed of five grand mountains that has the country: Quindio, at 4,750 meters, the Santa Isabel, with 4,950 meters high, the Swan, with a height of 4,700 meters, the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, with 5,400 meters, the Nevado del Tolima 5,200 meters and the crater's Olleta to 4,850 meters. Access to this beautiful park can be done by road from three capital cities: Manizales, Pereira and Ibague, once you reach the park boundary, the journey must continue on foot or horseback. Among the many activities that can develop in this area are climbing, fishing, hiking, hot springs, camping and of course the observation of flora and fauna. Visitors are advised to take all the necessary equipment for cold weather, it can occur at temperatures between 14 and -3 degrees Celsius. FEATURES OF THE AREA: Area: 58,300 Hectares. Year established: 1974. Location: Located in the jurisdiction of 4 departments in the municipalities of Villamaría (Caldas), Pereira, Santa Rosa de Cabal (Department of Risaralda), Salento (Department of Quindio), Anzoategui, Casabianca, Villa Hermosa, Santa Isabel, Murillo and Ibague (Tolima Department). Weather: Cold, moor and perpetual snow. Temperature: Varies from 14 ° C and 3 ° C. Ecosystems: In the heart of this area is the Los Nevados National Park, a mountainous Andean forests, deserts and eternal snows. Fauna: The park's bird life is varied, and the parrot stand or goat paramo hummingbird endemic to the region of the park and its surroundings. Hydrography: On the east, from the snows of Park down several rivers in northern Tolima, these areas also depend on coffee to descend to the plains of the Magdalena River. That is, in this reserve waters are born indispensable for the production of more than 50% of Colombian coffee, and rice, sorghum, cotton and corn. Similarly, peaks arising from these streams that feed more than 37 municipalities and more than two million people living in the departments of Caldas, Quindio, Risaralda and Tolima. History of the Area / Background Nevados was initially populated by indigenous communities, this was an important place for trade and development of religious practices. Perhaps the two groups with greater control and presence in the area were on the side Quimbayas West and Pijaos, Panches and Putímaes in the East. There is little information about a tribe located in the basin of Quindio, called The Natural Quindíos.Ecoturismo National Park provides the service of ecotourism. There hosting service in the visitor center at 4050 Swan meters above sea level, making it one of the highest mountain huts of Colombia. It comfortably accommodates access to 49 personas.Se charged to the Park.