Whether you’re looking for somewhere for your next family vacation, or you’re off on a backpacking adventure, here are just a few reasons why you should visit Medellin, Colombia.
On my Wanderlist: Why You Should Visit Medellin, Colombia
In recent years, the city of Medellin has transformed from a dangerous area to a popular tourist destination. Known by many as ‘The City of Eternal Spring’, Medellin welcomes 2.5 million tourists each year. Whether you’re looking for somewhere for your next family vacation, or you’re off on a backpacking adventure, here are just a few reasons why you should visit Medellin, Colombia.
City of Eternal Spring
No matter when you plan to visit Medellin, you will find that the weather is simply perfect. With average year-round temperatures being around 71°F, and daily highs reaching into the 80s, Medellin’s climate is one of the most enticing reasons why so many tourists flock to the city each year. Although the city experiences rain quite frequently, Medellin never really gets cold, meaning if warm weather and a pleasant climate are key factors for you, you are sure to enjoy your trip to the city.
No matter where you look, you are surrounded by natural beauty in Medellin. Located in a bowl in the Andes mountains, this means that no matter where you are in the city, you are guaranteed a glorious view of stunning landscapes and breathtaking mountains. Medellin also has tons of parks and gardens to explore, making them a perfect space to relax and unwind whether you’re traveling solo, with friends, or as a family.
The residents of Medellin are known for their welcoming and friendly nature. Colombia as a whole is known for its friendly people, but if you’re wanting to find the friendliest of the lot, Medellin truly is up there. As you stroll through the streets, you will find that many of the locals will smile at you and strike up a conversation. If you would like to engage with the residents, but are worried about the language barrier, you can study in Medellin at Baselang’s Spanish school, where you can get to grips with the basics.
One of the main reasons why so many tourists head to Medellin is down to its enviable nightlife. If you’re on a backpacking adventure, you must head to the neighborhood of El Poblado where you will find a wide range of quality nightclubs and bars, allowing you to dance the night away. If clubbing isn’t really your scene, there are lots of live music venues and festivals that are put on throughout the year, which are a real hit with the locals and tourists.
For the foodies, you will be happy to know that Medellin has you covered. With a whole host of excellent cafés and restaurants to try out, why not sample some traditional regional dishes such as bandeja paisa? Consisting of meat, rice, beans, avocado, and plantain, you will be able to get a real taste for what the city has to offer. Neighborhoods like Laureles also have lots of great restaurants which serve a selection of regional and international dishes, meaning you are bound to find something you enjoy (no matter your taste buds!).
For those into their history and culture, no trip to Medellin is complete without a visit to some of the greatest museums and exhibition spaces in the city. If you’re heading to Medellin as a family, you may want to check out the Parque Explora Science and Technology Park. It is full to the brim with interesting interactive exhibits, not to mention an aquarium, vivarium, and its own 3D cinema.
Whether you’re after some of the best cuisine the world has to offer, or you want to indulge in its rich history and heritage, Medellin has become known as one of the most exciting and thriving tourist destinations in the world.
I have decided to talk about Medellin because it is full of history and a place high up my Wanderlust list or Wanderlist. I hope one day to be able to go and visit. Surely I will take you with me with tons of photographs and posts.
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