The visitor can also get to know the inhabitants, who are warm people of peasant farmer origin, of the surrounding areas of the Park and be able to enjoy their typical food, handcrafts and guiding services. The great majority of inhabitants are descendants of the migrating process known as the colonization from Antioquia department that began in the mid-nineteenth century. Most of the families come from Caldas, Risaralda and Tolima departments, followed by Cundinamarca and Boyacá. The populations of the protected area, and buffering zones, represent the páramo culture and can be recognized by their pink cheeks due to the effects of the sun and the wind in the mountains. A characteristic of páramo culture and lifestyles in the páramo can be seen and experimented in the kitchens of the homes. The kitchen zone of houses in the mountains is a central space for socialization and interaction where the occupants’ everyday lives and stories of are woven.