Attractions

Top Choice Viewpoint in Guatapé

Piedra del Peñol

Also known as El Peñon de Guatapé, thanks to the fierce rivalry between the towns it straddles, this 200m-high granite monolith rises from near the edge of the Embalse Guatapé. A brick staircase of 659 steps rises u…
Top Choice Area in Medellín

La Comuna 13

Once one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Medellín, the Comuna 13, which clings to the mountainside above the San Javier metro station, has undergone an impressive transformation in recent times and is now con…
Top Choice Cave in Jardín

Cueva del Esplendor

Located at 2200m amid beautiful landscapes, this spectacular cave has a 10m waterfall gushing through a large hole in the roof and is Jardín's most famous attraction. The cave is only accessible on horseback or on f…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Medellín

Cerro Nutibara

On top of this 80m-tall hill, 2km southwest of the city center, sits the kitschy Pueblito Paisa, a miniature version of a typical Antioquian township. Views across the city from the adjacent platform are stunning. N…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Jardín

Cerro Cristo Rey

You'll spot this lookout point with its white Christ statue from the center of Jardín. Take the modern cable car (round trip COP$6000) up for fantastic views of town and the mountains beyond. There is a shop at the …
Top Choice Museum in Medellín

Museo Casa de la Memoria

This harrowing museum dedicated to the urban conflict in Medellín is a must-visit for travelers wanting to fully understand the city. There are interesting displays on the geopolitical origins of the conflict, but t…
Top Choice Monument in Manizales

Monumento a Los Colonizadores

Located atop a hill in the neighborhood of Chipre, this massive monument to the city's founders was crafted from 50 tonnes of bronze. It's a very impressive work, but an even bigger attraction is the spectacular vie…
Plantation in Around Manizales

Hacienda Guayabal

This slow-paced working coffee farm near Chinchiná is a great place to come and unwind surrounded by cafetero culture. It runs an excellent coffee tour that follows the coffee process from the plant to the cup and i…
National Park in Zona Cafetera

Parque Nacional Natural (PNN) Los Nevados

One of Colombia's most awe-inspiring national parks, PNN Los Nevados encompasses 583 sq km of rugged terrain in the heart of the Colombian Andes. Its varied altitude range encompasses everything from humid cloud for…
Plantation in Around Manizales

Hacienda Venecia

This hacienda has won numerous awards for its coffee. It offers a coffee tour in English that includes an informative presentation about Colombian coffee, an introduction to coffee cupping, a class in coffee prepara…