Using Mail Boxes Etc. to Receive Mail and Packages

Mail Boxes Etc. in Medellín

Mail Boxes Etc. has an e-box service that permits you to receive mail and packages in Medellín from the United States inexpensively and reliably.

Shopping at San Diego, Medellín’s Oldest Mall

San Diego mall

Centro Comercial San Diego is the oldest Western-style shopping mall in Medellín, which opened in 1972. The mall remains popular with over 230 shops.

Shopping at Santafé, Medellín’s Largest Mall

2014 flower carpet display in Santafé with over 150,000 flowers

Santafé is the largest shopping mall in Medellín with over 380 shops. With its size and location in El Poblado it is the most popular mall in the city.

Premium Plaza: Shopping and Entertainment Under One Roof

Premium Plaza mall

Premium Plaza is one of the largest malls in Medellín and is rather unique with its entire third floor dedicated to entertainment, making it worth a visit.

Los Molinos: The Only Western-Style Mall in Belén

Los Molinos, Belén’s only mall

Los Molinos is the only Western-style mall located in Belén. This is somewhat surprising considering that Belén is Medellín’s largest comuna.

Starbucks in Bogotá: The First Starbucks Store in Colombia

Starbucks in Bogotá – the first store in Colombia

Starbucks opened its first store in Bogotá on July 16 to long lines and I had the opportunity to visit about two weeks after the opening.

Parque Norte: Medellín’s Year-Round Amusement Park

Entrance to Parque Norte

Parque Norte is Medellín’s amusement park close to Parque Explora and the Botanical Gardens. It’s popular with families and can be a good place for a date.

Robledo: Medellín’s Third Largest Comuna

View from Cerro El Valador in Robledo, looking Southeast

Robledo is the third largest comuna in Medellín but isn’t known well by foreigners. It is home to Cerro El Volador, the largest hill and park in Medellín.

Shopping at Florida Parque, Medellín’s Newest Mall

Florida Parque, Medellín’s newest mall

Florida Parque is the newest shopping mall in Medellín but isn’t located in El Poblado. Florida Parque is located near Cerro El Volador in Robledo.

Cost of Living in Medellín for a Couple

View from my current apartment, looking east – Los Molinos mall is on the left

Jeff shares the cost of living in Medellín, Colombia he has experienced for a couple living together in Medellín over the past year.