Tourism Is The New Cocaine For Sierra Nevada Villagers

 - Mar 12, 2007
References: emsolmecltda & eltiempo
Tired of the constant threats by guerrilla, drug dealers and paramilitary groups the “cocaleros” of the Sierra Nevada region, have replaced the coca plantings for lodging huts made of wood and palms.

This plan, supported by the government, attracts hundreds of local, european and american tourists seeking different experiences of interaction with nature and natives.

The villagers miss their lucrative business which gave them around US$ 900 monthly profit, but totally prefer the peace of their new work.