Contact and Directions
Mystic Banana is located about 12 km from the city of Armenia amidst banana and coffee plantations.
Far enough that you will feel in the middle of nowhere yet a jeep ride away from civilization.
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In the Hills of Armenia, Coffee Region of Colombia
Board a Willyz in Calarca Typical old Navy jeeps loaded with merchandise and locals
How to get here
From anywhere in Armenia
Take a bus to CALARCA LA GALERIA – Approx. 15 -20minutes 2100 pesos per person
On the left, pic of the area from Calarca to Mystic Banana.
On the right, a map of Calarca with jeep location, supermarket, street vendors…
In Calarca La Galeria
Communal jeep GRANADA (pic on right) Leaves at 4 PM
6 500 pesos per person
Do not take a taxi
Below are other options with hourly jeeps + 45 mn hike
Jeep to GRANADA
Drivers and passenger will probably say “Natalia’s ?” when they see you
They do not know the place as Mystic Banana.
Get off at Las Mirlas. Walk down a dirt path for 150meters. Pass between the 2 houses. Continue the dirt path down another 200 meters
Hourly Jeep + 45 mn Hike
Jeeps leaving every hour (fewer on Tuesdays and Thursdays).
Take the Jeep QUEBRADA NEGRA.
3 700 pesos per person.
Get off at LA CHICHONERA. Hike all the way to the sign Las Mirlas. Walk down, pass the 2 houses, follow the path another 200 m.
Bring Food With You
If you can help me start a fire then we can cook on wood burner
It is best to bring everything you will need as the food forest is not yet operational. For emergency, i have items for sale (pasta, tuna, oil, condiments, beers)
There is a small village (45 mn walk) with a bakery, cheese, sometimes veggies and WIFI
A faster way when you leave
Upon leaving, you will be able to either catch the 6AM or 4PM jeep at the top ofthehill OR Walk down about 30 mn and catch the hourly jeeps.
You cannot come up this way though because you would not be able to spot the entrance. Leaving however is not a problem