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Useful Information – Medellin Colombia Travel Guide

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Useful Information – Medellin Colombia Travel Guide

Hotels in Medellin, Colombia Travel. Hotels, accommodation, travel guide, air tickets, gastronomy, attractions, activities, whale watching, photos, how to get there, how to get around, fairs and festivals, Trips and all the necessary information to plan an unforgettable vacation in Medellin Antioquia Colombia




Medellín is the second largest city in Colombia. It has over 3 million people and is the capital of the department of Antioquia. It’s set in a valley running south to north just under one hour by plane from Bogotá. In 2013 Medellin was awarded the Innovative City of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, outranking rivals New York and Tel Aviv.

Medellín Location Guide

in the northwest of the country in the department of Antioquia in the Valle de Aburra (Aburra Valley), on the central ranges of the Andean cordillera.

Climate and Temperature

The weather in Medellín is quite mild, and the city lives up to its reputation as the ‘City of everlasting spring’. Average daily temperatures are 22ºC (71ºF) , range from 15 to 30 degrees Celsius (60º-85ºF). Humidity is comfortable in the 50%-70% range. Due to its proximity to the equator there is little variation in the seasons. Due to its altitude (1,500 Mts. or 5,000 feet above see level) and moderate overcast skies, Medellin stays cool, with an occasional couple hours of strong sunshine.




As Medellín is located in a tropical country, the absence of air conditioners in Medellin often takes foreign visitors by surprise. Air conditioning is used in downtown areas. Cool air comes from the mountains surrounding Medellin on all sides, and provides Medellin with the perfect climate. At night the temperature is usually in the 10-15ºC (50-60ºF) range, and depends mostly on whether it is raining. The majority of restaurants are open air, without walls, because of the climate.

Approximate distance by road from Medellin to

  • 183 km. (114 miles)
  • 222 km. (139 miles)
  • 266 km. (166 miles)
  • 399 km. (250 miles)
  • 414 km. (258 miles)
  • 643 km. (402 miles)




Approximate Flight times From Cúcuta To:

  • 30 minutes direct
  • 30 minutes direct
  • 40 minutes direct
  • 50 minutes direct
  • 1h 16 min with connection
  • 1h 15 min with connection


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