When to Go in Pereira

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Pereira is the capital of the Department of Risaralda, which is similar to a state in the US. When visiting Pereira, when to go is an important decision to consider. Situated in a valley beneath the western part of the Andes Mountains, it is in the ideal location for producing coffee. It is also one of the most populated areas in Columbia with more 570,000 inhabitants. Yet, among the crowd, you can still find beautiful places and nearby destinations to explore, depending on the time of year. 

General Climate

The general climate of Colombia’s low lying areas is a tropical one, creating a fairly stable climate year-round. That said, the best time to visit would probably be between the months of December and March because there is less rainfall. The worst time to visit, with regards to weather, is between the months of May and July, as well as between the months of October and December, because of heavy rainfall.


The city of Pereira has two seasons, each lasting about six months: a rainy season and a dry season. These two seasons are caused by the trade winds. Rainy season lasts approximately from April to November.

Harvest Festival of Pereira

The Harvest Festival of Pereira or Fiestas de la Cosecha de Pereira is celebrated in the month of August. It is marked by cultural and social festivities including a beauty pageant and the festival of orchids. It celebrates a tradition of history and culture with a wide variety of events native to the region; a wonderful experience.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Pereira is during the non-rainy season. There are so many more activities you can do. For instance, you can visit the zoo, which is much more enjoyable in dry weather. You can also take part in some sport activities at the Olympic Village complex. There are also plenty of activities here that allow you to interact with the natural plant and animal life of the region that rain and mud would definitely steal the enjoyment from. Your best bet is to visit between the months of December and March.

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