Departamento de Antioquia Travel Guide

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  • Paisa

    Medellín Local Customs

    People living in Medellin and more in general in the Antioqia region, call themselves paisa. They are very proud of their origin and talk about themselves as if they lived in an almost independent region of Colombia. I stayed not long enough to catch any difference betwen Bogota and Medellin citizens, but I could see how the second ones are proud...

  • La Casa Medellin

    Medellín Hotels

    Full service hotel with 10 suites, big pool, free internet and a lot more Free buffet breakfast,...

  • Pueblito Paisa

    Medellín Things to Do

    This is the fake reproduction os a small village of this region. It is up to a hill in the center of the city and here you can find lots of vendors selling local articrafts. It is something you can miss but I enjoyed spending there a hour in a sunday afternoon.



See all 10 Guatapé Tips
  • 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...


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...



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  • 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...

  • From Medellin to Turbo and Back

    Turbo Transportation

    Turbo is on the Pan-American highway and there are regular buses here from Medellín. They leave from Terminal de Norte. Two bus companies travel to Turbo on alternating days, Sotraurabá and Gómez Hernández. It is recommended to travel at night and thus arrive in Turbo early in the morning, a few hours before catching the boat to Capurganá or...


San Luis

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  • Live an exiting experience

    San Luis Things to Do

    If you prefer a very exiting experience, Canopy is the activity you are looking for. You have to experiment the sensation of fly suspending on a line, crossing from side to side in the mountain above the rain forest and the river, this is pure adrenaline.

  • Enjoy the River

    San Luis Things to Do

    If you prefer a relaxing swim, you have to visit “Playa de Arena”, where you can enjoy the entire splendor of the river and its exuberant countryside, the marble rocks in different colors even it’s seems sculptures made by the river, this place is located on a river called “Las Dantas”, 40 minutes walking from the restaurant.There is another place...

  • A Caving Adventure

    San Luis Things to Do

    One of the most interesting activities is caving after a walk into the rain forest you can find La Caverna de los Guacharos, one hour hiking from the reserve; the name of the cave comes to a bird from South América, called by the Indians “Pájaro de aceite” (oil bird), because it feeds on palm fruit, which is rich in oil. Caving is a very amazing...


El Tesoro

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  • bridge / El Tesoro Parque Comercial 1 more image

    by acosta9grados Written Jan 16, 2008

    Parque Comercial El Tesoro is an upscale shopping center in Medellín Colombia, where you can find anything you want.

    El Tesoro Shopping Park leads fourth generation Shopping Centers in Colombia. It was planned and built thinking about business integration, recreation, amusement and harmony with nature.

    Besides its stores for all tastes and ages, El Tesoro invites the meeting and gathering, it is because of its wide corridors for movement, resting areas and easily walking.

    El Tesoro Shopping Park granted his visitors satisfaction with its innumerable shopping offers, amusement and culture for all tastes.

    What to buy: You can find anything you want also you can spend your time in a wonderful view of Medellin from its bridges, also you can taste the famous "Cafe Colombiano" at Juan Valdez or buy some "artesanal" accesories

    What to pay: from 0 to ...

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Piedra El Peñol

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    View from up the hill, it's almost 360�� like this!

    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.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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