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“Qué Chimba Parce!” Literally one of my favorite phrases that I heard over and over during my time en Medellín, Colombia!

Fun fact: people from Medellín refer to themselves as a Paisa. Throughout our trip I heard the word Parcero and/or Parce for short. This is commonly used as a casual way of referring to a friend! I just LOVE the sound of the word. Maybe it’s just me but everything always sounds better en español.

So WHY Colombia? Great question! In case you missed it, I actually went to Colombia TEN plus years ago (I know time flies) and have a whole podcast episode about that experience.

Listen to it HERE. 

But this time I was visiting a city I had NEVER been to before AND I was going to celebrate my birthday! This was also my partner’s FIRST time traveling in South America and let me tell you, he loved it!

The stairs at la Piedra del Peñol en Guatape have been on my bucket list for a while so when bae said we could plan a small international trip for my birthday, I jumped on the idea of Colombia and that’s how we ended in Medellín! I mean just look at this view in the image below from the top of the rock.. wouldn’t you?! 

Now if you have made it this far, below is my four-day itinerary! If you end up going and doing ANY of the tours I linked below or eat at any of the amazing restaurants, please TAG me @ThisLatinaTravels, it would mean SO much to me! <3

Day 1:

  • Arrival Day: Checked into the beautiful  Celestino Boutique Hotel  – a top choice for boutique hotels in Medellín.
  • Dinner reservations at Colossal Restaurant: Splurge-worthy with delicious food and stunning views, offering fine dining in Medellín!

Day 2:

  • Coffee Farm Excursion: Booked via Airbnb Experiences, an unforgettable Colombian coffee farm experience.
  • Dinner at Restaurante La Matriarca: Authentic Colombian cuisine, with the tip to go early for dinner and experience fine dining in Medellín.

Day 3:

  • Breakfast at Pergamino Cafe: Conveniently located near our hotel, offering exceptional Colombian coffee and breakfast options.
  • Comuna 13 Excursion: Booked through Airbnb Experiences, a private tour with a local guide, Sebastian, highly recommended for exploring Medellín’s Comuna 13.
  • Dinner reservations at Alambique Restaurant: Unique food concept and outstanding drinks, reservations required for fine dining in Medellín.

Day 4:

  • Guatape & Piedra del Penol Tour: Booked via Viator, opted for the private option for a more personalized experience, please note the tour’s duration is about 11 hours total, FYI this is probably one of the most popular Medellín tours.
  • Dinner reservations at Mombasa Restaurante: Conveniently located near our hotel, with a mention of the salsa night on their rooftop, perfect for rooftop dining in Medellín.


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I hope YOU are ready for this journey because I sure can’t wait to tell you MORE about why This Latina Travels!