Departamento de Antioquia Travel Guide

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  • MetroCable

    Medellín Transportation

    One of the coolest things in Medellin. The MetroCable is an attempt to bring inexpensive metro transportation to the people who live up the hills and not in the valley floor. They use a very impressive series of cable cars that seat 8 and leave every 20-30 seconds to climb up the mountian to 3 different stations. Why is this innovative? because...

  • Hotel Lincoln

    Medellín Hotels

    As I said in my introduction to Medellin, the first surprise I had arriving in the city, was to find...

  • Coltejer building

    Medellín Favorites

    The funky looking building that dominates the skyline is the Coltejer building, the headquarters for the Colombian textile industry. The building was designed to look like a neadle.



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  • Palacio Municipal

    Guatapé Things to Do

    After visiting the lovely church I took a stroll around the pleasant plaza and came across a typical colonial building with colourful balconies and zócalos, Palacio Municipal (Town Hall). It houses various offices, like Tourism and Promotion Office, Police Station, Property Register, Town Council, Secretary of Government and Mayor's Office. In...

  • Local Speciality - Trout

    Guatapé Restaurants

    There is no shortage of good eats in Guatapé, centered mainly around the plaza. The lake is very pictures and there are some neat little restaurants on the malecón. While taking a tour of the town I asked a local woman if she could recommend any particular. She mentioned Asados Mi Casita which seemed to have fame for the good food and service. And...

  • From Medellín to El Peñon de Guatapé and...

    Guatapé Transportation

    One day I took a day trip to El Peñon de Guatapé (a giant rock formation) and then further to the charming town of Guatapé. Natalie from hostal Tamarindo suggested that I should leave early as it was the area with a lot to see and explore. Buses to Piedra del Peñol leave from Medellin's Terminal de Norte. There is a 15-20 minutes walk from the...



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  • The boat journey to Turbo

    Turbo Transportation

    Turbo was not interesting at all, but the boat journey to get there, that was a good travel exploit!

  • Yummy Fruit Salad

    Turbo Restaurants

    We arrived in Turbo with a boat from San Pacho at 7:00am. The bus for Medelín was supposed to leave at around 10:00am so we thought we had enough time to take a breakfast and then stroll around the town for a while. Luckily, we only had little luggage so it was easy to move around the streets that were bustling with life. Leaving the dock we...

  • Boat from Turbo to Triganá and Back from...

    Turbo Transportation

    There is no overland route to Triganá, the boat from Turbo is the only way to get there. Turbo has a daily speed boat connection to Triganá which leaves in the early morning (around 8:30am) when the sea is calmer. You need to buy the boat ticket at the dock office of Cootransflumar. It was 35.000 COP one way (December 2009). Hopefully you are...


Santa Fe

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  • From Medellín to Santa Fe de Antioquia...

    Santa Fe Transportation

    Terminal de Norte in Medellín is located 3 km north of the city centre, and it serves the north coast and surrounding towns, including Santa Fe de Antioquia. I only made a day trip so I left the hostel early in the morning. I walked to Poblado metro station and took a metro to Caribe station which is connected to the bus terminal.There is a good...

  • Plaza Mayor

    Santa Fe Things to Do

    Plaza Mayor, the main square of Santa Fe de Antioquia, is where most people meet, sitting on one of the benches in the small park, chatting, eating or just watching the world pass by. The square is overshadowed by the Cathedral on one side, and palm trees, small bars, restaurants and market stalls on the other three sides. The wooden stalls are...

  • Cosy Ambience of a Lush Garden Patio

    Santa Fe Restaurants

    El Mesón de la Abuela is a welcoming little hospedaje with six rooms, including a six bed dorm, set in an old colonial house with a lush garden patio. Each room has private bathroom, ceiling fan and TV. Downstairs, in a lush garden patio, you find a very charming restaurant. What was so special about it are various collections of old things on the...


Piedra El Peñol

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    by rafgys Updated Aug 29, 2007

    If you are going there by bus ... you'll get a couple of options once you get off. You can rent a horse and ride it up the hill. You can just take a cab. Or you can hike and delight yourself with the amazing scenery ... it only takes 30 to 40 minutes, going slow and stopping everywhere to take pictures!!

    If you're driving ... there's a $3.000 parking fee at the top of the street. The view from there is totally breath-taking! But you can also climb up the stairs to the top of the hill, the entrance there is $5.000.

    Either way ... you'll find next to the parking lot a few look out points, hand-craft stores and a couple of restaurants.

    View from up the hill, it's almost 360�� like this!
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    • Budget Travel
    • Backpacking
    • Hiking and Walking

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