Our illustrated travel guide will take you to Medellín, the second largest city in Colombia. It's set in a scenic valley in Antioquia and is just one hour by plane from Bogotá.
Tourism in Medellín is growing rapidly. The nearby Arví Ecotourism Park features hiking trails, lakes, forests and streams. Here visitors can play various sports as well as activities like trekking, kayaking, biking, camping, fishing, swimming, sailing, rowing, horseback riding, bike tours and picnics. Medellín has also become an important medical tourism destination, with the most common treatments being cosmetic surgery, refractive surgery, transplants and treatments related to heart problems and cancer.
Finding Internet access when out and about can be problematic so carry your mobile guidebook in the palm of your hand. We include a fully linked Table of Contents and internally to access context-specific information quickly and easily when offline. Many web links are included as well for additional information.
Welcome To Medellín Sightseeing Highlights - One Day Itinerary Fun Activities - Entertainment - Sports - Fairs, Shows & Exhibits Cultural Life Geography & Climate Spanish Language Idiosyncrasies Arrivals Local Transportation Studying in Medellín - Learning Spanish - Learning Tango - Learning Colombian Cooking Working Shopping - Shopping Malls - Specialist Stores Money Colombian Cuisine & Dining Guide The Bar Scene, Nightclubs & Drinking Guide Accommodation Guide Cultural Issues Safety & Security Staying Healthy Staying in Touch & Communications Local Services Local & Day Trips Recent History - Crime & Pablo Escobar