Pereira Adventure Tours
In time, settlers from Antioquia occupied the area and established themselves in the city. Pereira was favored by its economically strategic location, fertile soil, and good weather. The settlers grew large quantities of high-quality coffee in the mineral-rich volcanic Andean soil; this is still the most important crop produced in the area, which is in the center of the so-called “coffee axis” (eje cafetero) region.
Migrants have come to Pereira also from Valle del Cauca, Bogotá, and other major Colombian cities. However, during the economic recession of 1999, and the low-growth years of 2000 and 2001, many Pereirans emigrated to the United States and Spain.