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Customer Travel Tips for Medellin

88% Avg. city rating Rated by 263 customers

Activities / excursions 89%

Restaurants / eating out 88%

Shopping 83%

Chilling out / relaxing 84%

Getting around / public transport 93%

Sightseeing 87%

Culture 88%

Nightlife / partying 92%

Value for money 84%

Customer Travel Tips for Medellin

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91% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
91% Avg. rating


26 Jun 2019

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Stay in El Poblado

Liked: Crazy, fun, so much culture and history. Lovely places to eat (some terrible ones too!)

Disliked: Nope

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


17 Sep 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip:

Liked:

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91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


11 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Learn spanish

Liked: Meeting other travellers and locals

Disliked: The hang over it gave me

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


24 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture Work / volunteering

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: .

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96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
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  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


12 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Work / volunteering

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: All

Liked: All

Disliked: Nothing

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


16 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Visit nearby Guatape, totally worth it!

Liked: The transportation system is truly breathtaking,

Disliked: Don't forget your raincoat!

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
87% Avg. rating


10 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: For people who like to walk and feel the vibe of a great big city!

Liked: Lots of local places. Not a touristic city (what I was looking for!). Great boranical garden!!

Disliked: Not a lot of goos restaurants

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


19 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Be nice

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nahhhh

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


26 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: The escalator and the metro cable are a must

Liked: Nightlife, activities

Disliked: Crowded

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


19 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: enjoy life in parque lleras

Liked: atmosphere in the city

Disliked: no

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


10 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Metro is awesome

Liked: All

Disliked: Nothing

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


05 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Lechona, y Pastels de guayaba

Liked: Everything. What a great city!

Disliked: No, it is one of the world's great cities

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


05 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: El parque Arvi vayan solo si van a pasar el dia

Liked: Ciudad muy dinámica, muy interesante de conocer, lindo clima

Disliked: La calle 70 para salir no es tan movida entresemana

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
89% Avg. rating


28 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Ride the cable cars

Liked: Great transport and heaps to do

Disliked: Too busy

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
93% Avg. rating


08 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Stay in the poblado area, it's close to the metro, it has a great night life and it's very safe.

Liked: It's a human city. Very organized and welcoming. Lots of green areas, parks and museums, I loved it!

Disliked: I was approached by a guy near downtown and was almost robbed, but it was just an incident. You'll have to be careful everywhere you go, the city is mostly safe.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


26 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Go! Ignore the western impression of Medellín and go to make up your own mind. It's a vibrant and interesting city where you have to take precautions the same as in other big cities but nothing to be put off by. Make sure you visit Guatape also, it's beautiful; and the Real City Walking Tour is interesting for giving history of the city and Colombia in general

Liked: Good sized, interesting city. It has a sad past but the people are friendly, welcoming and keen to look towards the future rather than live in the past. There is lots to do, good restaurants and nights out and a lot of fun to be had.

Disliked: The metro system finishes at 11pm on weeknights which is a bit annoying but taxis are easy and not so expensive so it's manageable

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
69% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Relaxation / spa Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Just go for 1 day, if you must.

Liked: To be honest, it was not my kind of place. The only thing I liked was the fact that the city has a subway system. The fact that people actually paid to go on a tour with Pablo Escobar his brother, is in my opinion kind of discusting.

Disliked: Too many tourist, not too much culture and the partystrip reminded me of my first holiday alone when I was 16 in Spain.

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Just enjoy

Liked: Everything. Amazing city easy to get around clean. Perfect Weather

Disliked: Nothing

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Customer Travel Tip: go to prue de arvi and bring bread and peanut butter if you want to save money.

Liked: The variety of activities available to travellers and the unique and historic culture.

Disliked: not really

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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100% Avg. rating


11 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Do it

Liked: E erythibg

Disliked: Nothing

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88% Avg. city rating Rated by 263 customers

Activities / excursions 89%

Restaurants / eating out 88%

Shopping 83%

Chilling out / relaxing 84%

Getting around / public transport 93%

Sightseeing 87%

Culture 88%

Nightlife / partying 92%

Value for money 84%

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