Medellin also known as the city of eternal sunshine makes the perfect backdrop for travelers looking for a city that offers an abundance of cultural flare. Many digital nomads and travelers flock to Medellin for its lively atmosphere, culture and to enjoy a city surrounded by endless rolling green hills. The people in Medellin, also known as Piasas are incredibly friendly, welcoming and helpful. Although Medellin is a bustling city it has a small town vibe, meaning people take time to get to know each other.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Medellin in truly anytime. The city of eternal spring offers spring-like weather all year long so you don’t have to worry about the seasons as much as other cities or countries. Although the weather is more or less the same throughout the year there are different times to travel depending on the type of traveler you are.

January – March tend to the low season for Medellin. Locals are just getting their year back in gear after the holiday festivities. Less tourist are in town due to school or work. This can be a great time to visit the city as its a bit more relaxed and offers visitors a great way to see city life.

April- August: During this time there are many tourists, expats, and locals are out and about because of spring break and easter. Tons of public city events, festivals and concerts take place during this time which livens up the already lively city.

September- December: Medellin is one of the most beautiful places to spend the holidays. Over December the streets are lit up and the holiday cheer fills the streets. It’s a wonderful but busy time to come.

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The main international airport (MDE) is located just 40 minutes outside of the city center. It offers both domestic and international flights daily.

Medellin has an amazing public transportation system. The city offers a dynamic metro system and busses frequently cruise by every 5-10 minutes. If you are commuting to the hillside you also have the option to take a cable car.

Taxi’s and ubers are easily available throughout the city and relatively inexpensive. If you are traveling with a couple people sometimes taking a taxi or uber is more cost-effective than public transportation

The Feria de Los Flores is a popular week-long event filled with parades, street parties, and concerts. People from all over Colombia flock to Medellin to see the city covered in beautiful flowers.

Rapi

Rapi- If you are staying in Medellin for a long time or just want something quickly Rapi will be your best travel buddy. The Rapi app allows you to order food from a variety of restaurants throughout the city as well as groceries, pharmaceuticals, and booze for those late party nights. One of the perks about Rapi is that once you set up an account with them they can even deliver you cash and sometimes the rate ends up being less expensive than ATM fees. #travelhack

Easy Taxi

Easy Taxi: This app allows you to order a taxi without having to put in a credit card number into the app however if you would prefer to charge it to your card you can insert the info into the app. Once you order a taxi it works just like Uber, you can track where it is, how long it will take to get to you and the driver’s information.

Uber

Uber is a widely used app for on-call transportation. The app allows you to request a ride to get you where you need to go. It’s a great way to get inexpensive rides throughout the city. In Medellin, you can pay for your ubers on your debit card linked to your uber account or in cash. It’s important to note that although uber it’s widely used by locals and tourist it is still illegal. If you order an uber it’s important for you to sit in the front seat to avoid being pulled over by the police.

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