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Medellín - Colombia

Party, fun and nice walks. Medellín is one of the most nocturnal cities that I have ever known, despite that we can do many walks in nature and cultural activities.

by belencangroAbout Me:My name is Belén and I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since 2017 I have not been at home. In this profile you will find my travel itineraries through South America in all this time. I hope you enjoy it and all the tips serve you. Good tr... read more

South AmericaColombia90 days / May - June - July 2019

Highs & Lows

Spring all year!

The city has a lot of pollution

Itinerary Overview

Tuve la suerte de disfrutar Medellín al máximo, estuve allí unos 3 meses. Es muy fácil conseguir un voluntario en un refugio y el costo de vida no es mucho. Conocí a muchos artistas, eso me pareció muy interesante. Aunque la historia de la ciudad es un poco triste, debido a su pasado violento, la gente suele ser muy amable y hay muchos turistas con los que compartir recorridos o salir a bailar a discotecas. Durante el tiempo que estuve allí noté que la cultura está en un proceso de cambio impresionante, las nuevas generaciones se han apropiado de los espacios y los han convertido en ambientes muy artísticos. Las calles tienen muchos murales y grafitis, hay muchos DJ tocando en vivo en los clubes y podemos encontrar músicos tocando en las calles.

  • 45 Nights: COOLTO Art Lodge
    Many restaurants, bars and clubs.
  • 45 Nights: Manila
    Tranquility, delicious food and friendly people.
  • Day trip: Arví Park Medellin Colombia
    Escape to nature!

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    In general, large cities have very serious pollution problems. Medellín does not escape from this situation. However, the area of ​​"El poblado" has a lot of vegetation and the air feels a little cleaner. In the center of the city there is a lot of car traffic, the streets are quite dirty and the noise can become unbearable. I particularly avoided being in the center.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    At night you have to be careful, it can be unsafe. They tried to mug me, but luckily there were other people in the place who prevented this from happening.

  • How was the food?

    The traditional food of the area is very similar throughout Colombia, but in Antioquia there is a typical dish called "Bandeja Paisa", it is a combination of many things that are delicious, so the dish cannot fail. We also find many restaurants with excellent cooks, some can be a bit expensive but worth it.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    I think Medellín is one of the best places to party. I had very good times and met very funny people. There are also several attractions that are easily accessible by public transport.

  • Packing tips?

    Here it is spring all year round! The weather is super friendly, there are rainy seasons so it would be good to always have a waterproof jacket. But in general I recommend loose clothing and a light coat for the night.

  • Transportation Tips?

    There is public transport and the tickets are cheap. At some times of the day they may be collapsed and it is not advisable to travel at those times. Anyway, the Metro is very nice and has stations in all the tourist spots.

  • Any surprises?

    In August the flower festival takes place, there are concerts in different parts of the city, fairs and activities.

  • Booking details?

    We find thousands of hostels throughout the city, but many tourists prefer to rent furnished apartments for a few days. Both options are good, although I prefer hostels because many people meet there and fun things happen.