Seniors Find A New Hot Spot!


This senior read recently in a Sunday newspaper that Medellín, Colombia is now a hot spot for tourists. The city has undergone a massive social and economic transformation and it’s now known in tourist circles for spectacular Christmas light displays that enrobe local churches, buildings and parks as well as the Medellín River.

I have a friend who went on a mission trip to Medellín and found it to be fascinating. Today it is considered a Colombian hub for business, industry and technological development. Medellín (pop. 2 million) is  surrounded by 8 smaller towns and together they form the Area Metropolitana with almost 3.5 million people.


Its pleasant climate, like Cuernavaca, Mexico, gives both cities the nickname – the City of Eternal Spring, with 80 degrees Fahrenheit every day. Rich in cultural institutions, the city has three universities, several 17th-century churches, and a national mint.

Seniors Find Good Roads and Tourism in Medellín

Medellín, officially the Municipality of Medellín, is the second-largest city in Colombia and the capital of the department of Antioquia. The varied topography of the department of Antioquia allows going from one climate to another in just minutes thanks to an excellent road infrastructure that promotes trade and tourism.

Located in a central region of the Andes Mountains in South America, Medellín sits 4,905 feet (1,495 meters) above sea level in a valley surrounded by tall green mountains. Its close proximity to the Equator ensures constant spring-like temperatures year round.


Medellín is today becoming one of the “it” cities in the world, with throngs of tourists and  ex-pats. Read from the NY Times and Henry Alford who reported that he had just got back from Medellín.

Another reader reports…“I have visited this fascinating city 5 times over the last 3 years. The paisas are the most wonderful, warmest and accommodating people in all my latin travels. Visit the Fernando Botero museum, great shopping at El Tesoro and Santa Fe, fantastic night life at El Poblado.”

Art/Culture, Great Restaurants And Great Weather…


Medellín is served by José María Córdova International Airport (IATA), located in the nearby city of Rionegro. Huffington Post reports that.. “With the world’s best weather, great restaurants, tons of art/culture and amazing nightlife, it should be on any curious traveler’s bucket list.”

Medellín has been transformed. It’s now a vibrant destination for senior travelers seeking a culturally rich vacation.  The Pablo Escobar Daily Tour is a popular history tour emphasizing the true story of the life and death of Pablo Escobar, the “King of Cocaine.” Colombia is one of the world’s top coffee producers, therefore it’s every visitor’s duty to sit down and enjoy a cup or two.

In the last 20 years Medellín has undergone transformation: big improvements in public safety, Colombia’s first metro system, as well as new parks and libraries. Talk with your travel agent and set your sights on Medellín.  Buen viaje, senior travelers! -jeb


  1. Charly says:

    It isn’t Columbia, it’s COLOMBIA.

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