Cheap Flights to Medellin

Medellin overview

Medellin was once dubbed 'The Most Dangerous City in Colombia'. For some, Medellin is still remembered for its association with the infamous drug lord Pablo Esobar. This is the place where he operated his notorious drug cartel, during the 70s right through to the 80s. Much has changed since then. The city has transformed into a destination popular with tourists worldwide, for its natural beauty, annual festivals and colourful culture. Medellin is situated 4,905 feet above sea level, in close proximity to the equator. Positioned inside a beautiful valley, encircled by mountains, Medellin enjoys spring-like weather throughout the year. It has numerous parks, ideal for people watching and relaxing amidst scenic surroundings. The Plaza Botero is a great place to visit, for its 23 amazing life-sized sculptures, all created by Fernando Botero. Art lovers will also enjoy the Museo de Antioquia, which is home to additional works by Botero and other renowned Latin artists. The Parque Explora contains South America's largest freshwater aquarium. There is an outdoor park here too, with interactive games for children to enjoy and learn about the laws of physics. Parque Lleras is the place to go, for the best restaurants, dance clubs and bars.

When to fly to Medellin

Weather-wise, this destination is great to visit all year round. During July there are various festivals, including Colombiamoda, or fashion week. This 3-day event includes private runway shows. The Salsa Festival is a weekend event, occurring in July also. It includes workshops, competitions and dance in the evenings. La Feria de las Flores begins on the last week of July and ends the first week of August. Here you'll enjoy the antique car parade, a horse parade, flower parade and various concerts. In December the city comes to life with Christmas lights, firework displays and Chivas - a tour bus taking locals and tourists around the streets to view the lights.

Price tickets to Medellin remain constant throughout the year. However, hotels charge more during December, March and April, due to the Christmas and Easter celebrations.

Getting around Medellin

Public transport include buses and metro services. They are safe and reliable and security is provided at all stations and on individual platforms. Taxis are metered.

Airports for Medellin

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How much do things cost in Medellin?

Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
QAR 1286.43
Pair of jeans
QAR 891.93
1 km taxi journey
QAR 6.43
1 hour taxi waiting fee
QAR 113.21
One-way ticket (local transport)
QAR 10.29
Petrol (1 litre)
QAR 11.62
Meal at McDonald's or similar
QAR 82.33
3 course meal for 2
QAR 308.74
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
QAR 9.39
Cheap meal
QAR 61.75
Large bottle of water
QAR 16.29
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
QAR 13.20
Bottle of wine
QAR 154.37
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
QAR 20.58
How much does an apartment cost in Medellin?
3 bedroom apartment in city centre
QAR 6744
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre
QAR 3892
1 bedroom apartment in city centre
QAR 3900
3 bedroom apartment outside of centre
QAR 6798

International departures to Medellin