Medellin Vacations

Known as the "City of Eternal Spring," Medellin is blessed with excellent weather and vibrant arts and culture thanks to the investment of recent mayors. The violence of Pablo Escobar's days has faded into a sad, but increasingly distant, memory.

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Incredible city, really laid back and easy to get around. Beautiful nature and amazing history.

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Montreal, Canada

I spent 2 weeks in Medellín in August. Medellín has the weather that everyone always dreams of. It never really varies, it's never too hot and it's definitely never cold. When it rains, it pours for a couple hours and then clears up. The metro and metro cable system is amazing and takes you anywhere you need to be. The buses aren't so bad either, although I never quite figured out the system. There aren't an abundance of things to do, but there are enough things to keep it interesting for a little while. Don't expect a huge amount of discussion about the history of the country - but do your own research beforehand. Parts of the city have drastically changed over the past few years and you might be surprised to see how much modern architecture there is and how many North American companies have swarmed there.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

I lived in Medellin for 5 months and I can't wait to return. It is one of my favorite cities in the world. Not only is it great for anyone on a budget I also felt very safe there as a solo female traveler. If you want to learn Spanish you won't find a better place to learn than here. It's also a really great place to learn to Salsa or Bachata.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Medellín is Colombia’s second largest city after Bogotá and a must-see for any visitor to Colombia. Once the center of the drug trade, Medellín has cleaned up its image to become the capitol of cool, with amazing restaurants, museums and cultural attractions at every corner. Not to mention its subway system is one of the cleanest and most efficient forms of public transportation in all of South America. The fantastic climate year-round has given the city its nickname of ‘City of Eternal Spring.’

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Truly the city of eternal spring, Medellin is both a vibrant and beautiful place. The people here have been through a great deal in the last several decades. Now this thriving city is becoming a world capital for innovation in technology.

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Los Angeles, California

Don't believe the US Department of State travel warnings or be influenced by what you've seen on Narcos. Should you exercise caution when visiting Colombia (or Detroit, Oakland, or Camden)? Yes, of course.

This city was once billed the most dangerous city in the world, but they've put that behind them. My entire experience here was nothing but positive and this is my favorite city thus far in Colombia, if not one of my favorites in the world.

I came here barely speaking Spanish, but the amazing people of this city treated me with the hospitality of a friend. A few things I loved about the city:

- Gorgeous spring-like weather year-round; it's the "City of Eternal Spring"
- Booming nightlife
- Friendly locals
- And of course, the famous paisas (beautiful women of Medellin)

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Brisbane, Australia

Medellin is the economic engine of Colombia's economy. It is also the cultural center of the central highlands of Colombia, whose inhabitants are nicknamed Paisas. The whole region is recognized around the country for their entrepreneurial spirit, and high dedication to high customer service. The city is very clean and beautiful, and the residents take great pride in maintaining their ample green spaces. Check out the metro, and take a metro cable to get a great view of the city.

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Madrid, Spain

Once known as "the most dangerous city" Medellin has shaken off the tainted image and reemerge as the most innovative and modern city in Colombia, if not the whole Latin America. Medellin not only has the perfect spring-like weather year round, it also has a well conceived and planned public transport system. The people are among the friendliest and most hospitable in Colombia. The city also offers a good selection of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs around Parque Lleras. A perfect embodiment of beauty and progress, Medellin not only attracts visitors, she seduces them to stay longer.

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Maracay, Aragua

The legend said if a women touch the balls of this botero's statue she can find a good colombian boy. This is in plaza de botero (botero's square) in the center medellin
Also calls parque berrio (berrio's park )

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Menlo Park, California, USA

Medellin used to make headlines more for its connection to one of the world’s most infamous drug cartels than for its beautiful climate and thriving cultural scene. Today, the “City of Eternal Spring” delights visitors with stunning views, friendly locals, bustling parks and museums, and dance-till-your-feet-fall-off nightlife.

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