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Gimnasio Inglés is located in Armenia, Quindío in the central part of Colombia. The climate is always moderate with the temperature averaging 20 degrees C or 75 degrees F. Armenia is the capital of Quindio Department. It is one of the main centers of the national economy and of the Colombian coffee growing axis.
Armenia is a medium-sized city located between Bogotá, Medellin and Cali, the three biggest cities in Colombia, with a population of 320,000 (last data available 2004) . Telephone area code 096. Temperature 18ºC- 22ºC
Armenia was founded in october 14 1889 by Jesús Maria Ocampo A.K.A “Tigrero” (tiger killer, because his affection to the hunting of “Tigers”, as they called the local jaguar, extinct today.
The city was founded because of the need of a “fonda”, or trade center, which was built in the location where the Bolívar square is today, not only for Tigrero, but also other colonists who came from Salento, Antioquia, Manizales and areas surround the Quindío river and the La Vieja River (River of the old lady).
Departament of Quindio
Quindío offers a variety of activities such as extreme sports, camping, ecological tours, and other amazing adventures that will remain in your memory for the rest of your life.The vast array of beautiful landscapes, recreational activities, and rich culture makes this an ideal place to live and work. International travelersmay also find prices very attractive.Our beautiful intact small colonial towns are as close as
20 minutes away from Armenia. There is a new airport just 20 minutes away from downtown, plus big cities to visit such as Pereira (30 minutes away, 30 miles north), Cali (2 and a half hours away, 200 miles south) and Medellin (6 hours away, 350 miles north).
The wonderful people of Colombia are about 39,685,000 outstanding citizens who love our country.
Colombia is located in northwestern South America, with coasts on the Atlantic (Caribbean Sea) and the Pacific oceans, and with the Amazon River at the south. The area encompasses 439,737 square miles (1,138,914 square kilometers).
It offers a unique combination of magnificent scenery, rural tranquility and plenty of good social and cultural events to enjoy.