The Cocora valley is located in the Central Cordillera of the Andean mountains, in Colombia.
“Cocora” was the name of a Quimbayan princess, daughter of the local chief Acaime, and means “star of water”.
Across the valley, one can see the large palm trees. These are the Quindío wax palms (Ceroxylon quindiuense) , which is also the national tree of Colombia. There are a wide variety of other flora and fauna (some endangered), all of which are protected under the park’s national status.