2017 Update on Security in Medellín With Safety Tips for Expats

We look at security in Medellín including homicide statistics, crime statistics by neighborhood plus provide safety tips for expats.

Advice for Staying Safe in Medellín

Ryan gives us an updated post about staying safe in Medellín after hearing about recent stories from expats in the city. His common-sense tips can help you.

First-Person Account on Medellín Hostel Violence, and How to Stay Safe

By now almost everyone in Medellin knows the story. Or some version of it. New Yorker Dennis Levy, 58, resisted a robber and was killed from two gunshot wounds to his chest late last month at El Tamarindo Hostel in the popular Parque Lleras area of El Poblado, one of the biggest tourist draws in […]

Robbed in Medellin

Last Wednesday, I was robbed in Medellin while in a taxi heading west on Calle 33 to renew my tourist visa at the DAS office in barrio Belen. It was 11:20 AM when my taxi came to a halt at a stoplight. We were surrounded by other vehicles. I was sitting in the front passenger […]

Safety in Medellin

One thing that still comes up with my friends and family is the safety in Medellin and Colombia.  Honestly, I couldn’t comment on anything other than the city and suburbs of Medellin.  I’ve been here  for almost eight months, and I haven’t really traveled. I can say with 100% certainty that Medellin is a safe […]