Guide to Medellín

Medellín is the second largest city in Colombia.. With almost 4 million people, is the capital of the department of Antioquia.

The weather in Medellín is considered to be mild, hence it being known as the ‘City of everlasting spring’.

Average daily temperatures are 24ºC (75ºF), but it can change a lot moving in the a range from 15 to 30 degrees Celsius (60º-85ºF).


Airports

Medellin has two main airports - Jose Maria Cordova International Airport and Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport.

Getting from the International Airport to the city

However, just to be on the safe side, make sure to ask the taxi driver the price before leaving the airport.



Be Aware

Buses will NOT drop you off at your destination. Instead they will drop you in front of San Diego Mall. We suggest taking a taxi from this point to your destination.

Getting around the city

1.   Taxi - The fastest and most convenient way is to take a taxi. These taxis are yellow and legally must charge you based on the reading on the taxi meter, so there is no need to negotiate your fare. We recommend that you get a cab using any of the available apps:


2.   Metro - Traveling through the city is easy and quick, with the Metro system. It has 2 Metro lines (train) and is connected to 2 Metrocable lines (cable cars).


3.   Uber works really well in Medellin, we recommend this option for visitors from outside of Colombia.


Coffee shops and co-working spaces

The following is a list of coffeeshops and co-working spaces located near the venue:

There are other coffeeshops and co-working spaces are located around the Poblado area, that you might want to check out:


The venue

The conference will be held at El Teatrico, Tv. 39 #Cir2-46, Medellín, Antioquia which is easily accessible by taxi, uber and bus. There are a bunch of restaurants near El Teatrico in which you will be able to find lunch.. Here is our own list.


Hotels

Check the hotels page on our conference website for more detailed information about our recommended hotels. You can also find some great places to stay on Booking.com and Airbnb.


Places to visit

If you want to stay for a few extra days (and you really should), here’s a list of recommended things to do in the city:

You can also check Trip Advisor that has an extensive list of things to do in Medellin.