Colombia’s second biggest city is a story of success against all odds. Once considered the most dangerous city on the planet, Medellin has reinvented itself as an innovative and progressive city and has become one of the must-visit South American cities in recent years.
The ‘City of Eternal Spring’ boasts a wonderful climate, captivating art and culture, and some of the most pioneering architectural projects in the Americas.
Medellin is also a fantastic base to see the many gems that are in the surrounding countryside. If you are unable to make it to Colombia’s coffee region don’t despair, there are many coffee farms close to Medellin to visit. One of the most popular day trips is the traditional village of Guatapé – make sure you stop and climb the mammoth Peñon rock on the way to see the jaw dropping view over the dam and it’s many islands and inlets.