Medellín – a city commonly known as the city of eternal spring because of its pleasant weather all year-round – is Colombia’s second-largest city and the capital of Antioquia.
It’s a city surrounded by natural beauty with its mountains and greenery that it almost feels surreal.
Besides the weather, the food and nightlife in Medellín are what keep people going back. Here’s how to spend 24 hours in the city:
1. Breakfast at D'André Restaurante
Located in Poblado, D’André Restaurante is one of the best places for breakfast and brunch.
Not only is D’André the perfect place to start your day with a good vibe, but there’s a lot of options to choose from, including classic American brunch dishes and traditional Colombian dishes.
If you’re into mimosas, you don’t want to miss out on the mango mimosa.
2. Horseback riding on a mountain
There’s no better way to take in all of Medellín’s beauty than with a horseback riding tour just 30 minutes outside of the city.
Book with Diego from Connection Travel. He is a knowledgeable tour guide and has great command of the horses. You will feel comfortable no matter your skill level.
3. Spa Date Akzara
For just $32, you can rest and relax with a deep tissue massage from Akzara Spa. It’s a welcoming atmosphere with skilled professionals who will help get rid of that tension and kinks in your body.
4. Lunch at Carretera 35
Located in Poblado, Carretera or street 37 is a favorite among visitors and locals.
It’s filled with a ton of restaurants and it’s almost impossible to pick just one.
This area is easy to miss as it’s surrounded by a beautiful garden. If all else fails, use the shoe store Rouse as your mark on the map to lead you inside the various food vendors.
5. Shopping At Viva Envigado
Viva Envigado Centro Comercial is the newest mall in the Aburrá Valley located in Envigado, the municipality directly south of Medellín.
It is reportedly the largest mall in Colombia.
6. Dinner at Sweet Georgia Brown
Owner Rob Lester aims to bring a piece of home to Colombia. From chicken and waffles to amazing cocktails, you won’t be disappointed.