Where to go in Antioquia
There are trips in the region beyond the traditional ones to Guatapé, Jericó, Jardín or Santa Fe de Antioquia. Just look a little more. Without driving more than an hour, there are attractive destinations both for its architectures and geography, through gastronomy and extreme sports.
Through all the terrestrial exits of the capital of Antioquia there are municipalities and paths no more than 45 kilometers away, which are little explored and full of wealth to discover. You can go by bus, at prices that do not exceed 8,000 colombian pesos
This part of the municipality of Bello is reached through the road that connects Medellín with San Pedro de los Milagros. The buses leave from the North Terminal and the the ticket is 4,300 and 6,000 pesos, according to the type of vehicle. They operate between 4:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. It has become one of the favorite destinations for practitioners and fans of paragliding.
Although the greatest presence of tourists is observed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, the different certified operators that provide the service have attention on weekdays. The area offers viewpoints that allow you to visualize the North of the Aburrá Valley, as well as restaurants and restaurants that have specialized in chócolo arepas. Be sure to try the famous Chocha Bread, made in the oven and filled with three types of cheese (curd, mozzarella and cream). The price is around 10,000 pesos.
San Felix, 16 kilometers from Medellín and with a temperature of 20 °, is the gateway to the dairy route (San Pedro, Entrerríos and Santa Rosa de Osos).
It is the gateway to the southwest of Antioquia and is reached by taking the highway Pacifico 1. It is separated from Medellin by 38.5 kilometers and to get there you have to cross through Itagüí and Caldas. Buses depart from the South bus Terminal and the price is 5,000 pesos.
In the passage through Amagá, a visit to the old train viaduct is required, which stands 80 meters above the Sinifaná gorge and the tunnels of the Antioquia Railway. The place is visited by walkers and cyclists who find an attractive topography for sports and recreation. You can also visit the different mines and ironworks that fed the iron and steel industry and departmental iron.
The town is also recognized by waterfalls and waterfalls, especially El Salto jets, located on the footpath of Piedecuesta. Already in the town center is the architecture of the restored train station. The temperature these days is between 25 and 28 Celsius degrees
We recommend you visit the Ox jump, on the road to Abejorral. In the area there are different places for accommodation, recordings and guides in the practice of extreme sports. The easiest access route is through the Las Palmas road. From there you can take towards La Unión, El Carmen de Viboral, El Retiro and Rionegro. Buses leave from South bus Terminal (7,500 pesos). Caldas (South) There are several challenges, most of them related to puddles and waterfalls.
One of the most popular spas is the one located in La Miel, through which the ravine of the same name passes, a perfect setting for outdoor activities (cycling or hiking).
You can reach Envigado via the road that engraves the path, through the Arenales and La Catedral sector. Another area to visit in this town is in La Salada and La Clara, in the upper part of San Miguel, just where the Medellín River is born, a natural reserve of more than 1,600 hectares. This sector is reached by taking the trunk to La Pintada, just before the Alto de Minas. The bus ticket to Caldas, which has a temperature of 25 ° C, is worth 2,500 colombian pesos to the park, from there you take the bus to La Miel or La Salada, and there are another 2,500.
This municipality located at the northern end of the Aburrá Valley, 44 kilometers from Medellín, is famous for pineapple parties and traditional puddles and pot rides.
To reach the population the road is the North Highway, passing through Bello, Copacabana and Girardota. The average temperature is 25 degrees Celsius and buses that reach the park are taken much easier at the Niquía subway station.
Among the most popular spas are Dos Quebradas or El Brujo, La Playita, La Cascada (a five-meter drop), El Diablo, El Chorrón and El Negro.
Another site of interest is El Hatillo, where the old railway station is located, a symbol of the architecture of the mid-twentieth century.
This municipality of the East of Antioquia is reached through the Medellín-Bogotá highway. The population, which has an average temperature of 20 ° C, has the particularity that it is raised on top of a hill.
In addition to the tranquility of its streets in the town center, tourists can visit Monolito de San Vicente, located on the Peñolcito corregimiento, or go to the Los Cachos or Corrientes waterfall, a fall of 60 meters high.
Its rural area is rich, especially in wildlife. There are foxes, armadillos and the spectacled bear.
Other sites of interest are the hill El Morrito, the bridge of Cal and Canto, the old cural house and the street of Palenque.
From San Vicente you can reach other municipalities in the East such as El Peñol, Alejandría or Concepción, famous for its ravines and rivers.
The buses leave from the North bus Terminal and the price is 7,500 pesos.