Places for doing ecotourism in Medellín are abundant and varied. The immense natural wealth of Colombia is present around the capital of Antioquia and it is possible to enjoy the exuberant beauty in multiple ecological destinations.
If you want to connect with nature, here is a list of the best eco-destinations easily accessible from Medellin and where it is possible to get energized, rest and have unforgettable adventures. These destinations have several special features like they’re reserved, their unique landscapes and the guarantee of not being crowded with tourists which gives greater value to the experience.
This traditional town has the attraction of being one of the stops of the old railway. Its environment is full of rivers and water sources, as well as sugarcane crops, so it is possible to know first-hand the manufacturing process of Panela.
This natural reserve owes its name to the majestic river that crosses it and that for millions of years has flowed through old rock formations, creating majestic canyons of imposing rocky cavities. The magnitude of the current allows the realization of various extreme sports such as Rafting.
Though this Antioquia’s natural reserve, just one-hour ride from Medellin, flows the so-called “Crystal River”, due to the transparency of its waters. The density of the vegetation makes a visitor feel “lost” in an almost virgin forest. It is possible to go hiking along the river and there is even the option of spending the night in a hotel in the middle of nature.
The hills of this town, which is part of the metropolitan area of Medellín, shelter wonderful roads to breathe the purest air and natural waterfalls that make visitors forget that it is only a few kilometers from a city populated by more than 5 million inhabitants. An ecological jewel in the middle of the Aburrá Valley.
This traditional town of Antioquia owes its name to an old “cacique” of great importance in the region before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors. This indigenous past is one of its main attractions, since in the middle of the walks through crystalline ravines and rivers it is possible to find archeological remains and petroglyphs that account for the ancient inhabitants of the place.
Although the region of Antioquia has many more destinations for nature lovers, those that we have just presented have great advantages in terms of accessibility, characteristic features and activities. Hence, we have chosen them as a location for some of our best tours. Discover all our ecotourism offer and give your trip a break in the middle of the green!