There is nothing special for foreigners to see or do in Pereira other than to walk around the city center. If you find yourself passing by the obscure Fomento de Turismo or the Banco de la RepÃºblica, pop in to find out about current events or local activities. Pereira is mainly a commercial center and a transportation hub between Manizales, Armenia, and northern and southern Colombia. There are some nice thermal springs worth visiting about 20 minutes from Pereira in Santa Rosa de Cabal. Parque Nacional UcumarÃ is 30 kilometers (18.6 mi) southeast, in the direction of La Florida.