You may have a better trip if, instead of going to the same overrated Medellin attractions as everyone else, you go to these underrated alternatives first.
For adventure, exercise, and awesome food, check it out this guide of the best things to do in Medellin. It includes our top 10, other ideas, and what's overrated.
The best place to stay in Medellin isn't Laureles, El Poblado, or Envigado. Think smaller and use this guide to custom pick the best neighborhood for you.
If you've ever dreamed of jumping off and flying down a mountain you just hiked, this Medellin paragliding adventure (with waterfalls!) is for you.
This virtually unknown hike is an unforgettable alternative route to Medellín's top tourist attractions, Parque Arví and the Metrocable. It offers the best views of the city from Cerro Pan de Azucar, a glimpse at Medellin's rural roots, and great food to reward you at the end.
I'm on a hunt for the best menu del dia in Medellin. Menu del dias are affordable lunch menus including soup, a main course, a drink, and sometimes a dessert. Vegetarian, vegan, typical Colombian, and international, I'm trying as many as I can. Here's what I've found so far, with ratings and photos.
The short-but intense Cerro de las Tres Cruces hike is a must-do for any fitness-minded person in Medellin. With great views, interesting people watching, convenient juice and fruit vendors, and an awesome mountaintop outdoor gym, the only wonder is why more foreigners don't join the legions of Paisas who do it.
The Cerro Tusa hike isn't your typical hike. It's the steepest, crawl-your-way-up-and-don't-look-down hike we've ever done. Make that tried. One of us didn't make it up. Here's all you need to know to do the hike yourself including how to get there, whether a guide is necessary, and how to prepare yourself.
Pergamino? Velvet? Urbania? Juan Valdez? .... Starbucks??? A professional blind taste test reveals a surprise winner of the best coffee in Medellin.
With caves, a waterfall, an ancient trail, and being so easily accessible from Medellin, the Cuevas del Higueron hike would seem like a can't miss. It's worth doing... but it has its ups and downs, literally and figuratively. Here's all you need to know for a self-guided hike.