When you take a trip to Medellin for family vacation, business trip or bachelor party in Medellín, there are many questions that arise. From safety to what to do and even what do people eat here are some of the categories.
Without further ado, let’s get these questions answered, shall we?
FIRST AND FOREMOST, HOW SAFE IS MEDELLIN?
This is always the first question on people’s minds and the most common question among travelers.
It’s no secret that Medellin was infamous in the 80s and 90s with Pablo Escobar, but times have changed.. City leaders using social programs and tough policies helped drive crime out of the city’s most impoverished neighborhoods. The first step towards any city’s long recovery.
The city has it’s rough areas. However, just like NYC, Miami and LA has a few marginalized sectors, Medellin also has them. These places are a bit dangerous, but we will never take you there without some type of security.
Just steer clear of flashy jewelry (same advice for 90% of the cities in the world) and you will be fine. There is a fairly large community of ex-pats living in the Poblado neighborhood (the safest and best in Medellin) that will tell you, avoid acting stupid and Medellin will take you in as one of its own.
BEST TIME TO TAKE A TRIP TO MEDELLIN
Second, for Medellin FAQs, when is the best time to take a trip to Medellin?. The city is known as the city of eternal spring due to its amazing weather year-round so, you’re always looking at the mid 70s.
It all depends on what type of traveler you are, I for one hate crowds, so the Medellin flower festival is out (more on this next paragraph). I also don’t recommend the week of Easter (for 2020 it will be April 5th – 11th) due to it being one of the most famous weeks in terms of Colombians vacationing (fewer people out).
The Medellin flower festival is our biggest tourist attraction of the year. Thousands of people from all over the world visit Medellin for two weeks where parades and concerts take place on a daily basis. Not a fan of crowds or elevated costs? Stay away during this time. Next year, Medellin flower festival will take place from July 31st – August 9th.
December is great but usually tough for bachelor parties to be set up during the holidays. In conclusion, any time that isn’t the first 2 weeks of April or the first two weeks of August, you’ll be fine.
WHAT TO DO IN MEDELLIN?
After wrapping up a 3 week trip to Europe, I realized how amazing Medellin really is. As a city that’s on the rise and is known for its nice people and beautiful women (sorry, Europe) Medellin is a paradise for bachelor party groups.
There are activities such as paragliding medellin, atv tour medellin, helicopter tour medellin and Jet-skiing. If you’re not into adventure, there are cultural excursions to once dangerous neighborhoods (think of Chernobyl but with murals of Pablo Escobar). Lastly, the food is amazing and locals are always happy to see foreigners do away with the stereotypes and visit their city.
Visit the colorful town of Guatape where you have options like coffee tour guatape, guatape boat vip, guatape helicopter tour. You can stay in beautiful guatape hotels, hit up the can’t-miss comuna 13 neighborhood with our graffiti tour medellin. Take a look at the city with the Medellin city tour, walk around Parque Lleras, stop by la Isla medellin and Fase 2 strip clubs, gusto club and take a 2 hour ATV Medellin tour up the mountain.
HOW MUCH WILL A MEDELLIN BACHELOR PARTY COST?
Bachelor parties and trips to Medellin are more popular each year and considering the country’s economy, there is no better time to set one up. We have received people from Costa rica, Las vegas, Mexico, Panama, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Holland among others. Round trip flights from Miami to Medellin start as low as $400. Also, accommodation options start at $800 per night for a group of 6.
You also have amazing restaurants for $30-$40 per person including drinks. A 4 day trip to Medellin Colombia can cost you about $1500-$2k per person all-inclusive. I’m talking about: flights, accommodations, VIP Hosts, Medellin nightlife, private chef, transportation, tours in Medellin and Cartagena and spending money. Top that, Montreal.