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Full of options in Medellin


After living in Medellin, Colombia for more than nine years now, I am still looking for more things to do in Medellin. To find the best things to do, you must first decide if you’re searching for mild activities, or if your tastes run to the more adventurous.

Medellin is a city surrounded by huge mountains. You don’t have to go far from Medellin to find a more rural setting. It’s here you can live your ultimate adventure. Medellin is famous for parasailing, hang gliding, bungee jumping and repelling to name a few of the more extreme sports in Medellin. There are not many trees on the surrounding mountains making them ideal for these types of outdoor activities.


Maybe you are looking for a more calm adventure in which case you may want to visit one of Medellin’s many parks. You have Parque Explora which a park based on science where you can enjoy the park atmosphere while having the added benefit of learning at the same time.

Maybe a nature walk is what you are needing. In this case you have Medellin’s Botanical gardens in the middle of the city. It is wonderful place to get away from the crowds and have a walk with nature. Many of the locals use this park for their lunch break or just an afternoon of relaxation.

One of the tourist favorites is to ride the Metro Cable System to Parque Arvi. Riding the Metro Cable as it is called is an adventure itself. You climb from the river level in Medellin high into the mountains where you can have a day exploring hiking trails, lakes, restaurants and many other fun things.

Other activities on the list of things to do in Medellin may include a trip to one of Medellin’s premier malls. Medellin is a modern city and nowhere is that more evident than in their spectacular Medellin malls. These malls are unique and each one has something special to attract visitors. El Tesoro mall has a small amusement park without rides and games to delight it’s many visitors. Santa Fe mall has a spectacular retracting ceiling and a huge open main floor always filled with attractions. Shopping should on any visitors list of things they can do in Medellin.

As a seasoned traveler, I find it is always best to plan carefully before traveling. In Medellin that is particularly important because there are so many things to do in Medellin.

Reach out to me for more info and tips.

/Simon