Jardín Botánico: Take a Break in Medellín’s Botanical Gardens

Jardín Botánico is Medellín’s botanical gardens. Located adjacent Universidad metro station, the gardens frequently host festivals and special events.

The Best Parks in Medellin

Ryan’s picks for the top five parks in Medellin, including Parque El Salado in Envigado, Parque Arvi and Parque de los Descalzos.

Parque El Salado: Envigado’s Secret Tranquility

Parque El Salado is an ecotourism park in the mountains above Envigado. You can go for a hike, ziplining, or simply relax by the running stream.

Hacienda Napoles: Pablo Escobar’s Former Home Turned Theme Park

Hacienda Napoles, located 4 hours east of Medellin, is the former home of Pablo Escobar. In recent years, it has been turned into a theme park.

A Brighter, Cleaner Parque de Las Luces

Parque de las Luces was unveiled in 2005 to clean up the Plaza de Cisneros, a landmark space in the southwest area of downtown Medellin.

Parque de Los Pies Descalzos: A Place to Kick Up Your Feet

Parque de Los Pies Descalzos was built by EPM 14 years ago. It translates to “Barefoot Park” because there are several places to kick off your shoes.

Parque Bolívar: The Culture and History

Parque Bolívar is one of Medellin’s oldest parks, and pays tribute to Colombia’s liberator from Spain, Simon Bolivar.

Pueblito Paisa: Mock Antioquian Village Atop Cerro Nutibara

Pueblito Paisa is a mock Antioquian village situated atop Cerro Nutibara, a hill occupying a central location in the Medellin valley.

Parque Lineal Ciudad del Rio

Parque Lineal Ciudad del Rio is a swath of public green space that runs behind the buildings of the Ciudad del Rio apartment complex.

Parque Arví: Discovering the Flora, Fauna, and History of Santa Elena

Parque Arví is an eco-reserve located in Santa Elena. It’s easily accessible from Medellin via the metro and metrocable system.