Medellin Travel, When is the best time to Visit?

Medellin Travel, When is the best time to Visit?

Medellin Travel, When is the best time to Visit?

 

Has Medellín been on your bucket list? Are you looking to come down but don’t know when? Don’t worry, Medellín VIP wants to help you plan your trip accordingly.

The following is a breakdown of each quarter of the year and how each month may be of interest for adventure seekers looking to enjoy the city of eternal spring.

First Quarter: January, February and March

Both January and February are rather slow because December in Colombia is amazing (we’ll get to this later) but it is also a great time to come. It all comes down to what type of traveler you are, do you like to party with locals, streets filled with people and participate in citywide events? Or are you and your group the type that like to do your own thing and the less people the better? January is slow in terms of tourists and Colombians are getting back on their feet after the heavy spending brought upon by December and February is the month when kids start school again.

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March is a toss up because Colombia being the Catholic country it is, is rather strict when it comes to “Semana Santa” (Holy week) and it is during this week that on Friday and Saturday, it is considered bad luck to drink or party (next Semana Santa begins Sunday March 21st and ends Sunday March 27th). Many restaurants, bars and clubs are closed.

This first quarter is still cold (at least in the northeast where we’re from) so a trip to Medellín will help you get away from these subzero temperatures. Even if it is for a weekend!

Verdict: If you want to book the best apartments at lower rates, not worry about crowds and cross everything off your list, the first three months of the year will allow you to do all of this.

Second Quarter: April, May and June

If the past year has taught us anything here at Medellín VIP it’s that April and May will be two of our busiest months. Spring break is in April and if you’ve done all of the traditional spots, we recommend Medellín. Semana santa will be long gone by then and it is during this time that we try and recreate a Spring Break like vacation here in Medellín.

May is quite popular near the end for Memorial Day weekend trips so keep in mind that although the city is quite big, the best apartments are limited.

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June is a popular month for Colombians because children get a few weeks off of school and parents take their kids over to their fincas (villas) outside the city. Small towns outside of Medellín such as Santa Fe de Antioquia and Guatape will play hosts to more tourists looking to get away so if your plan is to throw boat parties, sail across the lake or see other small towns, June might be the perfect time to come and visit.

Verdict: The second quarter of the year sees more tourists than the first quarter as well as more people out. Enjoy your spring break in Medellín or even Memorial Day Weekend. It will be a unique and amazing experience, we guarantee it.

Third Quarter: July, August and September

Americans are always looking for new places to vacation during the summer and Medellín welcomes them with the city’s annual independence day celebrations on July 20th and world renowned weeklong flower festival in August.

July and August are possibly the busiest months of the year not just for us but for hotels, nightclubs and restaurants all over the city. La Feria de Flores (or flower festival) brings in hundreds if not, thousands of people from all over the world and if your idea of a vacation is parades, citywide events, packed nightclubs and people everywhere, we found your next vacation spot and time.

Medellin Flower Festival

September is slow for travel just because it’s when summer comes to an end and most people are getting back to work and school instead of vacationing. If you do happen to have a free long weekend to travel, September is similar to February in the sense that it’s ideal for the travelers looking to do their own thing and not be worried about crowds or lower tier apartments.

Verdict: The third quarter is likely to be packed with tourists and people. Kids are getting out of school, adults are on vacation, Colombian Independence Day and Medellín Flower Festival are all factors that make July and August a great time to meet people. September slows down a bit in terms of events but it’s also a great time to cross all Medellín activities off your list.

Fourth Quarter: October, November and December

September and October are a few of the slowest months of the year in terms of visitors but that surely will not stop you from having fun. November has seen a recent influx in the past few years of Americans coming down for a Thanksgiving weekend trip and although Thanksgiving is not celebrated in Medellín, we offer adventure trips that make you forget all about Pilgrims and Indians.

Medellin in December

December is the pinnacle of Medellín travel because of the lengths the city goes to try and light up for the last month of the year. All across the city, the different parks are decorated with commemorative Xmas lights and decorations and this on its own attracts many people that are accustomed to a different type of Christmas ambiance. As early as December 7th, lights are turned on and come sunset, the city is an amazing display of lights and colors. There is always something going on but a word of advice, if you find yourself here on the 24th, 25th or 31st, expect to hang out with fellow tourists because Christmas and New Year’s in Colombia is very family oriented.

Verdict: There’s nothing official that goes on in October and November in terms of events but most people look for a place to go during Thanksgiving and we’ve had success with showing groups a good time during these months. December is big all-around but can also get crowded, the lights and decorations attract thousands and similar to the Medellín Flower Festival in August, December in Medellín will always have something for you to do.

Long story short, regardless of the type of traveler you are, Medellín has something for you. Whether it’s partying it up with both locals and fellow tourists or exploring the city during slow season and crossing everything off your list, Medellín always amazes.

 

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Medellin Soccer Experience

Most latin American cities are passionate about soccer (also known as futbol) and Medellin is no exception. Our main teams are Independiente Medellin and Atletico Nacional and for many of the fans, the colors red and blue or green and white represent everything. Not exactly the wisest of people but you have to live this passion to understand it.

 
Introducing the Medellin soccer tour, Medellin VIP wants every visitor to get a chance to experience the ambiance felt at the Atanasio Girardot Stadium. From the flocks of beautiful women to the variety of snacks you can find, this tour is the best way to step out of the conventional.
 
Our Medellin soccer tour is the best way to immerse yourself into something that locals hold in high regards. We love our soccer and will go to great lengths to defend the team that represents our city. Join us as we visit the Atanasio Girardot Stadium and take part in the experience that has been tradition for over half a century.  

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    • Round-trip Transportation to Stadium
    • Entrances to the Game
    • VIP Host

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Paragliding in Medellin

If you’re an adventure seeker looking for a new experience in a great city, we strongly suggest our paragliding in Medellin service. Paragliding in Medellin combines the thrill of paragliding with the views of the beautiful landscape of Medellin’s mountains.

 
The day starts off early in the morning and following a confirmation of weather conditions you’ll head up to the mountains where you will soar hundreds of feet up in the air with a licensed paragliding expert. Live an experience like no other and bring your go-pro along so you can brag about this experience back home.
 
Paragliding in Medellin with Medellin VIP is not only more fun but you can also be sure you’re working with a certified company with more than 6 years in the entertainment and hospitality industry in Medellin. Contact us, today!

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  • Private Driver (optional)
  • 15 Min Paragliding Air Time w/ Certified Instructor
  • Protection pads and helmet
  • Dress comfortably

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ATVs in Medellin

There is no better way to see the Antioquian countryside than sitting behind a raptor or grizzly. Introducing our ATV Tour in Medellin, Medellin VIP has found a way to stray from the beaten path and see the Colombia you wanted to see.

 
ATVs in Medellin is the solution to your picky friend looking to add a little adventure and danger (the good kind) to a Medellin bachelor party. With trails ranging in difficulties and different bikes to choose from, our ATV Tours in Medellin are known for being the way to become immersed in Medellin country life.
 
We start by programming the tour during the day to maximize the rest of the afternoon. We pick the group up at your hotel or vacation rental and head up to the mountains in Rionegro. After a crash-course in ATVs, we proceed in choosing the trail that’s right for you. Choose from 2,3 or 4 hours and spend your day getting dirty while taking in the views up in the mountains. Clients that select the longest trails will have the privilege of making it up to a trout farm where you get to catch your lunch. Do this while you stop at a local watering hole and have a beer with the locals. ATVs in Medellin is the best tour for groups of adventure seekers and bachelor party groups looking to get away.

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    • Round-trip Transportation
    • 2,3 or 4 Hour ATV Tour

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Pablo Escobar Tour in Medellin

We’ve all heard the stories, the legend and are all familiar with the culture behind legendary drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar but do we know the truth? The Pablo Escobar Tour is an educational, informational and fun 3 hour tour that takes you to the town where he grew up, you’ll visit his properties, see the house where he was gunned down by the Colombian government (with the help of the CIA) and visit his grave.

 
All of this with the help of a local guide who lived during the dark times and knows a thing or two about the Escobar days. This spectacular tour will show you that there is more than meets the eye and that Narcos isn’t a good source to get all of your information. Get the best of both worlds with our Pablo Escobar Tour.

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    • Apartment/hotel pickup and drop off
    • Bilingual Tour Guide
    • Dress depending on weather conditions

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Guatape Tour

Visiting Medellin and not taking the day trip out to the quaint town of Guatape is like not even having visited Medellin at all. This beautiful small town has been on the bucket list of many travelers and it would be a crime not to visit if you’re down here.

 
Most towns in Colombia are very similar. Spanish architecture, a church in the middle of a square, town drunks, city hall and a bank. Guatape is the only town in Colombia that has had the misfortune of having its citizens permanently relocated. That’s right, in 1978, the town of Guatape was flooded in order to have a hydroelectric dam built. Its citizens were all moved and the remains of the old town are underwater. That’s not all, there is a 7,000 foot monolith that sits in Guatape territory. The rock itself has been there for millions of years and today, there are 742 stairs you can climb in order to reach the summit. These stairs although arduous for those suffering from the effects of a hangover, are worth the adventure as the view from the top is something out of this world. Sold yet?
 
Our Guatape tour provides you not only with the transportation to and from but also a tour of the quaint town, entrances to the rock, a boat tour of the lake and a surprise visit to a villa built by he-who-must-not-be-named. Upgrade to our Medellin VIP Signature Boat Party and this Guatape Tour can be informative, exciting and epic!

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    • Round-trip Transportation
    • Rock Entrances
    • Tour of Guatape

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Exotic Fruit Tour In Medellin

Colombia is one of only 17 megadiverse countries in the world. A type of country that harbors the majority of the world’s species of everything and we’re lucky enough to live right dab in the middle. Medellin’s perfect year round springtime weather allows visitors to get everything at any time of the year. Fruits and vegetables unheard of in North America and Europe are the reason why many tourists can’t get enough of our local markets.

 
Introducing the exotic fruit tour in Medellin, Medellin VIP gives you the opportunity of going on a guided exotic fruit tour! That’s right, the more you eat the more you learn and we encourage you to dig in, get dirty and sink your teeth into everything. There are 22 fruits in Colombia that aren’t found in over 90% of countries in the world and they can all be found at one of our local food markets. Not just that but there is also a cornucopia of small local eateries nestled in this market. Hidden gems that have been there for years that very few people know about and that we’re prepared to reveal.
 
Come enjoy our exotic fruit tour in Medellin and see why our clients can’t get enough of eating fruits in paradise!

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    • Round-trip Transportation
    • Tour of the Market
    • Fruits and Snacks

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Flyboarding in Medellin

The newest, most exciting aquatic activity has finally reached Guatape and needless to say, it’s awesome. Flyboarding is an innovative, one-of-a-kind aquatic sport which allows its participants to do the otherwise impossible, fly over water. Perform awesome stunts and impress your friends with this incredible daytime activity in Guatape. A flyboard is an aquatic jet-pack which provides propulsion that drives a board-like object through water. Invented and patented in 2012 by a French water-craft carrier, flyboarding has been in Guatape for the past 2 years and there is no better place to perform the sport than in this spectacular lake. Take our crash-course in flyboarding and use the equipment long enough to perform your first stunt. Adventure seekers and aquatic activity lovers will really enjoy Flyboarding in Guatape.

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    • Flyboarding Crash-Course and Equipment
    • Transportation to Guatape (optional)

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Medellin City Tour

City tours tend to involve lots of walking and large crowds. Our Medellin City Tour steps out of the conventional. We provide you with a full on ‘day in the life’ of a paisa where you visit the most frequented places while learning about the history of Medellin. From walking around Botero Square to using our impeccably clean Metro Transportation system, our Medellin city tour is the ultimate Medellin crash course.

 
Thanks to the city’s rapid growth and incredible change, the spotlight is now on The City of Eternal Spring. See when the city was founded, where locals frequent, major industries and growth opportunities. In this 4 hour Medellin City Tour, we take you from rich to poor in a matter of minutes and learn how no matter where you go, everyone always has a smile on their face.
 
“It’s ludicrous this place exists and everybody doesn’t want to live here”
-Anthony Bourdain

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    • Transportation to and from your Hotel
    • Local Bilingual Guide
    • Metro Tickets

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Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour

Medellin, a city formerly avoided by travelers is now a city of hope and change. For many of it’s citizens, Medellin is considered as the best city in the world and they’ll all gladly open their doors to show you why. Introducing our Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour, Medellin VIP takes you to a part of town where hip hop, street art and dance is how the neighborhood’s youth escape from their problems and showcase their talents.

 
The Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour takes you up to Comuna 13, an area that for many years was afflicted by guerrilla members that ran the area until military intervention in 2002. Comuna 13 is high up in the mountains and home to electric staircases that help its residents commute to avoid the hundreds of stairs they used to have to climb. The neighborhood has been under scrutiny from other countries and used as an example that change and innovation is possible in even the most impoverished places.
 
Our Comuna 13 Graffiti tour  showcases the major works of art done by local artists. Their work depicts, suffering, hope, change and their overall appreciation for their neighborhood. The Comuna 13 Graffiti tour starts with pick-up at your hotel or apartment followed by a 20 minute drive to Comuna 13 where you will be given the general tour by a local artist. Recommended for those that wish to avoid the conventional city tour.

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    • Transportation to and from your Hotel
    • Local Bilingual Guide

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Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour

Medellin is a progressive city that has seen an exponential drop in crime in the past 5 years and the city formerly avoided by travelers is now a city of hope and change. For many of it’s citizens, Medellin is considered as the best city in the world and they’ll all gladly open their doors to show you why this is. Introducing our Graffiti Tour, Medellin VIP takes you to a part of town where hip hop, street art and dance is how the neighborhood’s youth escape from their problems and showcase their talents.

 
This tour takes you up to Comuna 13, an area that for many years was afflicted by guerrilla members that ran the area until a few years ago that the government intervened. Comuna 13 is high up in the mountains and home to electric staircases that help its residents commute to avoid the hundreds of stairs they knew as their only method to get from one place to the other. The neighborhood, has been under scrutiny from other countries and used as an example that change and innovation is possible in even the most impoverished places.
 
Our graffiti tour  showcases the major works of art done by local artists. Their work depicts, suffering, hope, change and their overall appreciation for their neighborhood. The grafitti tour starts with pick-up at your hotel or apartment followed by a 20 minute drive to Comuna 13 where you will be given the general tour by a local artist. Recommended for those that wish to avoid the conventional city tour.

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    • Transportation to and from your Hotel
    • Local Bilingual Guide

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Helicopter Tours in Medellin

Helicopters are the very definition of VIP. From their use in the executive world to transport rich businessmen, to cutting travel times down to a fraction, there’s no denying the awesomeness of helicopters. So, what if I told you that you can see the city of Medellin while getting a bird’s eye view of north to south? In under 20 minutes!

 
Introducing, Helicopter Tours in Medellin, Medellin VIP wants all visitors to get unreal views of the Aburra Valley while getting a VIP Tour not available everywhere. A Helicopter Tour of Medellin is the most stylish way to enjoy the city of eternal spring. Choose from multiple types of tours, from North-South to Pablo’s Hacienda Napoles Helicopter Tours and even Guatape Helicopter Tours, your trip to Medellin will be an unforgettable experience.
 
Upgrade your excitement level while getting spectacular photographic material. Impress your friends or significant other with our helicopter tours in Medellin.

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    • Transportation to and from your Hotel
    • 12-20 Minute Flight

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