This newer Apartment is close to Cable Plaza shopping mall, Great Restaurants and The World Famous Juan Valdez coffee Plaza. It is in the newest part of the city, very safe and clean surrounded by beautiful green Mountains. It has internet, washer/Dryer, full kitchen, more space, and cheaper than a decent hotel. There are hot springs, hiking, biking and site seeing to coffee plantations. The people here are very friendly and simply put, Beautiful. Colombia has been so misrepresented with negative articles it's really too bad. This is without doubt a fantastic place to retire, an undiscovered jewel. MSN columnists wrote about Quito Ecuador just last year and now Cuenca, Ecuador being the #1 place to retire in the world. I have traveled all over Central and South America for 35 years. I have been to Ecuador and this place blows Ecuador AWAY !! GETTING HERE IS SIMPLE. If you plan ahead Avianca airlines fly from Miami (MIA) Manizales (MZL) via Bogota (BOG) in 5:40 hours total time for about $500 round trip. There are other easy ways to get here just ask. Money goes a lot further down here, go out to breakfast for $3.50 or get a massage for $16-$18. There is also the opportunity to get medical surgeries, skin, cosmetic, dental, Lasik, with top notch doctors with enough savings to pay for your trip. This is how Costa Rica and Panama wer'e 25 years ago. Feel free to ask me any questions about Colombia or other cities in Central and South America Keywords: Beautiful new apartment in Manizales in the heart of Colombian Coffee country. The apartment has Computor and internet in the room. Manizales is a medium sized city of about 400,000 people. The city is safe, clean and the people are beautiful, friendly with many things to do close by.