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Top 43 Activities and Attractions outside Medellin – Shortlist

Church in Santafe de Antioquia

Updated on 03/08/2024

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I would also like to recommend our Medellin travel guide, which offers a perfect overview of the tourist attractions in Medellin. Enjoy reading it!

Activities and Attractions outside Medellin that you will find detailed in our Medellin Travel Guide

  1. Guatapé & El Peñol Rock: Climb the 740 steps for an amazing view.
  2. Jardín: Stroll in a picturesque town surrounded by coffee farms.
  3. Santa Fe de Antioquia: Visit the colonial town and its cobbled streets.
  4. Fredonia: Coffee landscapes and mountain views.
  5. El Carmen de Viboral: Ceramic Capital of Colombia

Other Activities and Attractions outside Medellin

  1. Paragliding in San Félix: Soar over the Andean mountains.
  2. Rio Claro Reserve: Marvel at marble caves and lush rainforests.
  3. Jerico: Visit the birthplace of Colombia’s only canonized saint.
  4. Los Katíos National Park: UNESCO World Heritage Site with unique ecosystems.
  5. Tamesis: Explore archaeological sites and ancient petroglyphs.
  6. Cisneros: Discover the Vagonulandia Park and its railway history.
  7. Sonson Paramo: Trek in a high-altitude moorland.
  8. Frontino: Wander in a beautiful mountain town.
  9. Cañon de Río Claro: Go rafting or birdwatching.
  10. Salto del Buey Waterfall: Admire its impressive beauty.
  11. Cocorna: Paraglide over waterfalls.
  12. La Pintada: Enjoy riverside activities and the sun.
  13. Venus Baths in Jardín: Natural pools and waterfalls.
  14. Hacienda Nápoles: Former estate of Pablo Escobar, now a theme park.
  15. Amagá: Visit its old railway station and coal mining history.
  16. Damasco: Taste the sweetest oranges in Antioquia.
  17. Urrao: Visit the beautiful lagoon “Laguna de Urrao”.
  18. Hiking in Cerro Tusa: Climb a natural pyramid.
  19. Heliconia: Enjoy the local fauna and flora.
  20. Río Negro: Engage in water sports and relaxation.
  21. El Retiro: Visit craft workshops and the local market.
  22. Sopetrán: Taste tropical fruits.
  23. San Rafael: Freshwater river pools and relaxation.
  24. Reserva Natural Cañon del Río Alicante.
  25. Climbing in Peñas Blancas.
  26. Trekking in Farallones de Citará.
  27. Puerto Berrío: Experience river life.
  28. San Carlos: Waterfalls, rivers, and eco-tours.
  29. Yarumal: Visit the mountainous landscapes and traditional architecture.
  30. Santa Rosa de Osos: A chilly town with beautiful churches.
  31. Abejorral: Colonial architecture and landscapes.
  32. Tarso: Visit religious monuments and natural sites.
  33. Angelopolis: Experience traditional town life.
  34. Carolina: Admire colonial architecture and history.
  35. Girardota: Enjoy the local water park and warm weather.
  36. Titiribí: Stunning views and religious landmarks.
  37. Liborina: Natural pools and landscapes.
  38. Marinilla: Experience religious festivities.

Also check: Top 67 Activities and Attractions in Medellín – Shortlist

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