Explore Colombia: Medellín

Where to stay:

La Campana Hotel Boutique: Located in the wealthy Poblado neighborhood, this cute boutique hotel is small but full of friendliness from its staff.   You will adore this  place if you like spacious rooms, spotless new baths, nice gardens outside your window, delicious home-cooked breakfasts with fresh-squeezed juices and fruits of the season, and quiet accommodations to let you get up in the morning feeling rested.  Only a five minute walk from the main road with shops and restaurants, this hotel is located in a quiet location for you to rest up after a long day.  Room pricing begins at $44 USD/night.  http://www.lacampanahotelboutique.com/  


Rooftop, Luxury Apartment:  If you like to live like a local and do something different while you travel- then this luxury apartment may just be for you.  A change from the standard hotel with fluffy, white pillows.  By staying in this apartment you will have the freedom to cook for yourself, invite guests over, and have a rooftop jacuzzi all to yourself.  Set in the historic, safe neighborhood of Estadio.  Apartment can accommodate up to 5 people and prices at $110 USD/night. Book now through Air Bnb at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1376870?guests=5&s=wGGY

Where to eat:

Mondongos: Medellín families flock to this unremarkable-looking eatery to fill up on sopa de mondongo (tripe soup). It is served with avocado, banana, lemon and arepas (corn cakes), which are added or dunked in the bowl according to each diner's personal ritual. For the full experience, come for Sunday lunch. There is another branch on La 70. Large portions, perfect for sharing or saving for leftovers!  A must try for adventurous eaters and authentic food while in Medellín.

Tinto Tintero:  Live place and great cocktails, this is the place to go for a social atmosphere and tasty eats.  A great meeting place and Tuesday they have a meetup for people to practice speaking English. They also host a jazz jam on Thursday nights, a great place for music lovers.  On the corner of 43b and 10, opposite the NW corner of Parque Poblado, but the entrance is a unremarkable door on 43b and is up a flight of stairs. Food pricing for plates is $5-7 USD.

Posted on September 20, 2015 .