Norte del Valle del Cauca - Uninhibited Safety
by Jose Luis Melendez
(Bronx, New York)
Panoramic view of Obando
This is one of the peaceful regions of Colombia and breathtaking. I love it so much, that in 2007 I bought my first property (two-family home) in Obando Valle. I am an American who has been traveling to Colombia and the small town ("pueblo") of Obando Valle for the past 10 years.
I love the laid-back and peaceful atmosphere of the town and the region. I love the surrounding towns of Ensermanuevo, Cartago, Zarzal, Toro, La Union and La Victoria.
This is going to be my retirement place. I am trying to organize 'ecotourism' to this region and the townspeople of Obando, the Mayor (Don Mario) and the Commandor of Police (Don Henry) are encouraging me to move forward with this project. I can offer "personal" accommodations to all who want to be pampered and treated like a king.
I am very much loved and appreciated by mostly everyone in this region, due to my longstanding commitment to them for the past 10 years. I've even had two children named after me (I am not kidding). Jose Luis and Juan Jose.
Look forward to working with travelers who like a personal touch to their vacations, along with "uninhibited safety".