Meander through the Botanical Gardens
A great way to enjoy Medellín’s perfect temperature and sultry sun is to grab a blanket, a bottle of wine and head to the Botanical Gardens. Here, rolling mounds of grass and palm trees create a romantic ambience which is taken advantage of by local residents and wildlife. While lip-locked couples cover the lush green surface, colorful birds fly through the foliage and Iguanas crawl among the leaves. Sunday is the most popular day, especially during Colombia’s version of Valentine’s Day ‘Amor y Amistad,’ which is perfectly celebrated with a pre-prepared picnic from one of the local restaurants. To reach the Jardin Botanico head north on the metro to Universidad.
By Simon Willis, AFAR Local Expert
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