Medellin, Colombia Travel Guide Last Updated: Jan 2022

While Cartagena has been popular with tourists for decades, the city of Medellín was a no-go area until only around 2010 or so for most people. Now this city is thriving and bringing in international tourists as well as expats who come for the affordable prices and pleasant year-round weather.

Why Visit Medellin

Medellin Facts

Population 2,500,000
Area 3,592,000
Timezone UTC-5
Currency Colombian peso
Airports Jose Maria Cordova Airport (MDE)Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH)

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Medellin

Budget breakfastCoffee is a big deal in Medellin with both hotels and cafes serving up a fresh brew with your breakfast choice.$1.10 - $2.20
Budget lunchIf you're looking for a light lunch, sushi might be a good choice as the meal is starting to become more and more popular around the city with most found in larger malls.$1.76 - $3.73
Budget dinnerChicken, rice, fried eggs, flat breads and more are what make up a typical dinner. Remember, dinner is always best followed up with a tasty dessert, perhaps a fruit bowl with watermelon sauce?$2.64 - $4.61
Beer (.5L)Beer is a popular drink choice to go along with your dinner and is often served alongside a cup of sweet hot chocolate.$0.61 - $1.21
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WHEN TO VISIT Medellin

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January82622.4
February82623.0
March82634.7
April82636.4
May81637.9
June82635.8
July83624.7
August83626.1
September82626.8
October80628.7
November81625.9
December81623.5

Medellin WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar6:06am6:13pm
21 Jun5:50am6:19pm
21 Sep5:52am5:59pm
21 Dec6:08am5:53pm

Where to stay in Medellin

Medellin Hotel Seasons

Medellin Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar4.33 - 6.59
starstarstarstarstar13.18 - 35.14
starstarstarstarstar9.93 - 50.90
starstarstarstarstar25.01 - 57.41
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Medellin Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed3.88 - 6.34

WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER