❈Comprar en Medellín❈

Basic recommendations for your stay in Medellín

We offer in this section some recommendations and aspects that you should keep in mind so that you can enjoy your stay in Medellín with ease and enjoy your shopping, the spaces for fun and rumba, as well as the tours of the different tourist attractions of the city.


For your safety

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Save personal items of value, documents, jewelry and cash in hotel safes.

Travel through sites referenced in the Buy in Medellin guide or those recommended in hotels and tourist information booths.

Get a map of the city and find out about the security situation in the places you are going to visit.

Bring a photocopy of the passport and the most important documents.

Keep in mind the address and telephone number of the hotel or the place where you are staying.

Avoid using jewelry or other accessories that draw attention and in public places, do not lose sight of your personal items.

Do not receive food or drinks from strangers, so you avoid being a victim of deception.

123 is the telephone line that contacts you with all the security and emergency agencies of the city: Police, Fire, Army, health emergencies, Traffic and accident reports.

Use the indicated transport

Medellín has two airports: the Olaya Herrera, in the southwest of the city and used for regional flights, and the José María Córdova International Airport, located in the municipality of Rionegro, 35 km from the city (45 or 50 minutes, approximately) .

It also has two ground transportation terminals for passengers: the North, where you can get by Metro; and the one of the south, contiguous to Olaya Herrera Airport.

In Medellín you will find different means of transport such as metro, metrocable, metropolitan (Metroplús), tram, taxi, Uber and urban buses, which will take you to the place you want. However, at night the best means of transport is the taxi, preferably ordered by phone.

Coordinate your transportation with the hotel, tourism agency or a person you trust and keep in mind that, although the climate of Medellín allows you to wear fresh clothes all year round and at all hours, if you move to nearby municipalities, you should check the weather.

For good shopping

Exchange money only in authorized banks or currency exchange houses.

Carry only the necessary cash in Colombian pesos (remember that it comes in bills of 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000, with fractional currency of 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000),

In local stores and shopping markets you can negotiate. In most cases that helps reduce the price up to 15% or 20% of the initial price, but the negotiation is not acceptable in large shopping centers and supermarkets.

Although they also accept cash, large commercial establishments have the transfer system and accept most international credit cards for payments, not so much traveler’s checks.