Weather: Colombia is located near the Equator & enjoys mild climate year around! Medellin average temperatures are in the 80's/26 Celsius in the day & at night 70's/20 Celsius. There is no humidity, mosquitos or hurricanes in Medellin.
Medellin Women: Colombia has always been known for beautiful women but for some reason Medellin has the most concentration of beautiful women in one city.
Population: Medellin is the 2nd largest city in Colombia with over 3 million people
Things to Do:
Horseback Riding and/or Zipline: Santa Eleana 538-0871, 538-0279
El Penol Rock & Guatape Lake 1.5 hrs. by taxi/bus is one of the most beautiful lakes in Colombia. Hotels, boat/jet ski rentals, sailing, water skiing & mountain bike rentals available.
Paintball: Radical Paintball in Envigado 316-251-6132.
Extreme Paintball in Las Palmas - 311-648-7157, 300-310-1640
Airport: 45 min's outside Medellin. All taxis use meters & fare is $60,000 pesosUS$35.
Taxi's: Taxi's are yellow and are located outside baggage claim. As long as you take a yellow taxi in front of baggage claim you will not have any problems. As a safety precaution in any country do not take rides from people that come up to you in the airport.
Exchange Rate: US$1.00 = $1.8000 pesos. The easiest way to remember this is to disregard the the last 3 zero's & divide by 2 ($10,000 pesos = US$5)
Exchanging $: There are ATM's in the airport & throughout Medellin. It is always a good idea to exchange US$100 at your airport before you leave. Citibank is 4 blocks from both apartments & allows the highest daily withdrawal of US$500.
Passport/Visa: Only a valid Passport needed for Americans/Europeans. Visitors are automatically granted 60-day stays per visit or 90-day if you ask upon arrival at airport. Additional 30-day extensions available at D.A.S. Most visitors desiring to stay longer can apply for 1 year student visa or leave the country & re-enter for a new 60/90 day stays with each visit.
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