Risaralda was divided from the department of Caldas in 1966. Risaralda is very well known for the high quality of its coffee, and a booming industry: clothes, food, trading of goods and services. An important touristic, commercial, and business center.
The territory is very mountainous and has many kinds of climate in a very small area. Its proximity to harbours like Buenaventura on the Pacific Ocean and to the biggest cities in Colombia – Bogotá, Cali, Medellín – it a fast growing economic center.
- The Farm of Noe
- Otun Lake
- Hot springs of Santa Rosa de Cabal
- Marked Stones of Alto del Toro
- Natural park "Los Nevados"
- Natural Reserve "Otun - Quimbaya"
- Orchids Garden Tsubota
For Pereira sights see the main article for Pereira.