series, we interviewed Dave Lee who lived in Medellin for 18 months and created his own Travel Guide.Dave shares with us his insider knowledge on things to do in Medellin, Columbia.Including where to stay, eat, drink, and where to go for some salsa dancing.
Combine the natural setting with spring-like temperatures year round, Medellin offers a very comfortable climate both day and night.
Nightlife in Medellin is a big draw among younger travelers, as paisas love to dance, drink, and party.
The women are reputed to be the most beautiful in Colombia, if not all of South America, and that reputation alone continues to attract more and more male travelers.
Most foreigners know little about Medellin other than it was the former home and stomping grounds of Pablo Escobar, and therefore once listed as the most dangerous city in the world.
In the last few years, several companies have set up organized tours to cater to the tourist demand for information on this tragic chapter in the city’s history.
Medellin is home to Colombia’s most famous artist, Fernando Botero.
In the city center, you can walk through Botero Plaza and get your picture taken amongst a few dozen of his large metal sculptures.
The plaza also features the Museo de Antioquia which features some of Botero’s paintings, as well as other Latin artists.
One of the reasons Medellin is a popular place for expats to live in Colombia is the metro system. From the main train line that runs North/South through the city, are several cable cars (like ski gondolas) that run up the mountains to poorer neighborhoods.
These cable cars are meant to give residents easier access to the city, however they also offer a cheap and fun way to get panoramic views of the entire city making it one of the top attractions in Medellin Colombia.
If you prefer adrenaline-pumping activities, paragliding is available for as little as per 25-minute flight.