Medellín, nicknamed the City of Eternal Spring for its ideal climate, radiates a warm, small city feeling. It’s known for its modern metrocables, annual Flower Festival, and Botero Plaza, where the renowned artist’s most famous sculptures reside. Traditional Colombian meals, welcoming charm, art museums, music and dance are what bring a rainbow of colorful culture to this vibrant city.
It’s always bonito in Medellín with temps between 83º – 59º. April, May, and October receive the most rainfall while December and January have the sunniest skies.
Medellín is home to traditional dishes including the calentao, ajiaco soup and our personal favorite, the bandeja paisa, including rice, beans, shredded meat, chicharrón (pork rind), chorizo, morcilla (black pudding), fried egg, avocado, plantains, and of course, arepas.
How To Get There
Medellín’s main airport (MDE) is located 23 miles outside of the city with direct flights from Miami, Atlanta, New York City, and Fort Lauderdale (just 3.5 hours away). From MDE you can fly to Bogotá, Cartagena and the Coffee Region.
Historic Foodie Walking Tour
Meet Medellín properly, strolling through the city, tasting its unique flavors, and listening to fascinating tales of urban development.
Hone your photographic skills by discovering the city through an artist’s lens. Your professional photographer guide will lead you to the city’s most amazing architecture, colorful buildings, and kind local faces. Whether you have an iPhone or a pro-camera, this photo tour is suited for all skill levels.
Ride a Cable Car to Hike Parque Arví
Ride into the clouds on a cable car and witness the lush wilderness of Paque Arví. Here your host could be a biologist or the actual man who helped design the trails of the park! Spend the day outside the city surrounded by nature, hiking the trails, walking beside lakes and visiting the mariposario (butterfly sanctuary). Zip lining and other kid-friendly adventures await!
Visit a Flower Farm
Medellín is known for its annual Flower Festival and beautiful flower farms. Take a walk with a farming family through their historic plantation to learn about the unique species and traditions of Colombian flowers.
A trip to Colombia isn’t complete without feeling the Latin rhythm. Learn the basic steps with a salsa dancing master, and if you are feeling shy, you can have a local drink to loosen things up! Once you have the basic salsa steps under your belt, you can hit the town and visit the most iconic salsero venues in Medellín.