There is much more to Medellín than meets the eye. The warmth and generosity of its people makes visiting a pleasure. To get in the local groove, spend time in one of the many downtown parks during the day and at night head to Parque Lleras and Parque Poblado, where dancing and rum cocktails make for an infectious night out. Delve into the "Boterismo" world created by famed local artist Fernando Botero, and visit the city's very own fairytale castle. For an alternative Colombian experience, head out of the city to the traditional town of Santa Elena, or farther afield to the caves at Rio Claro or the lake at Guatapé.