Medellin and the region of Antioquia have a lot to offer to travelers, and you will quickly consider it as one of your favorite regions in Colombia. Rent a car or use the many buses to discover a hilly region surrounded by colonial towns, fincas and coffee plantations. The weather and the inhabitants are fantastic, and its geographic location gives you many options for your next destination: Pacific coast, Zona Cafetera, Caribbean coast, Bogota, and the South of Colombia.
Stay a few days in Medellin to appreciate the kindness of the Paisas and their passion for Football. Digital nomads love to settle there for a few months, to enjoy the cool vibes of the city and the trendy cafes in El Poblado. Don’t hesitate to plan some day-trips to explore the hidden gems around like Horizontes, the Paramo del Sol and Cerro Tusa.
Then travel to Guatape to admire the incredible views from El Peñol and stop in San Carlos, San Rafael or Tamesis to organize some entertaining water activities like tubing and canyoning.
Antioquia teems with lovely colonial towns that deserve your attention. Take a bus to Jerico, a little town nestled on the top of a green hill, then ride a Chiva to reach Jardin.
Colombia itineraries in Medellin and Antioquia: