Pereira is a popular destination to do business, but it is also a fantastic gateway town to some stunning nature reserves and has some interesting architecture and attractions. For art lovers the city houses the Museo de Arte de Pereira; an excellent art gallery exhibiting contemporary art from Colombia and the rest of South America. You should also head to Plaza de Bolívar to see the Rodrigo Arenas Betancur's brilliant 28-foot-high statue of Simón Bolívar the Liberator, charging naked on horseback.
Perhaps because Pereira is a thriving business hub, the city also has a fantastic bar and restaurant scene. Sector Lago Uribe is a particularly good hotspot. If you are searching for some nature and relaxation, visit the Jardín Botánico for its bamboo plants, orchids, medicinal plants, and hummingbirds.