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to Medellin, Colombia by Arty Blazer
In the past, Medellin had
a gruesome reputation, being called the Murder Capital of the Planet, making
it unappealing to tourists. Pablo Escobar was associated with the city,
and the Medellin Drug Cartel was the organization actually in charge of
the city. Once the ill reputed drug dealer was finally taken down by the
police, the city has seen their crime rate decrease greatly. Nowadays,
it can be said that Medellin is even a safer location than many places
in the United States. As a result, more and more tourists come here yearly,
some of them even attracted by the former bad reputation of the city.
|Medellin features new and
modern infrastructure and the fact that the weather never seems to change
all through the year, makes it a very pleasant place to be. There are many
schools and universities here, and walking around the city you'll see many
restaurants and upscale shopping malls. People here are quite friendly
and they are often ready to help you with information. Security is present
everywhere, so you will feel safe when walking around the city.
Nightlife in Medellin is
known to be quite vivid and it is among the reasons why tourists come here.
Partying all night long, however, is just one of the things that makes
Medellin an attractive tourist destination. Medical tourism is quite common,
and the fashion events that are held here each year are another reason
for traveling here on vacation. Maybe the best asset of the city is represented
by the beautiful women living here, and there are many dating and matrimonial
agencies that can hook up tourists with local women.
Accommodations here are
among the best, and dining in a fine restaurant is as easy as in any other
important tourist destination. If you are in the mood for some shopping,
take a walk at El Centro, where you will find a bunch of small stores where
you can hunt for some incredible bargains.
Don't forget about the opportunities
presented by the medical tourism. It seems that the number of people coming
here for surgery is increasing each year, as the medical services offered
here are cheaper than in many developed states, while still being of high
Experiencing the local way
of living may just be the greatest reason for visiting Medellin. This Colombian
city looks nothing like its grim past, and now it has almost everything
you would expect from a great tourist destination: great weather, great
shopping, a safe environment and let's not forget about the beautiful girls!
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Hotel Nutibara, Medellin
Cia Hotel Natibura is a grand hotel located in the historic district of
Medellin, offering elegant accommodations with scenic city views. Hotel
features include an outdoor pool, sauna, gym and beauty parlor. Conveniently
located, the hotel is only 18 km from the José María Córdova
International Airport, and 4 blocks from the Parque Berrio Metro Station.
Free on site parking is available. Guests at the Nutibara Hotel can
enjoy the daily American breakfast buffet, serving fresh tropical fruits
and freshly baked rolls. The hotel also features an a la carte restaurant
and lobby bar. The spacious rooms at the Natibura Hotel are tastefully
decorated with air conditioning, cable TV and free Wi-Fi.
Carlton Medellin Hotel
Carlton Medellin Hotel is located close to Parque San Antonio, Park of
Lights, and Parque de los Pies Descalzos. Nearby points of interest also
include Palacio Nacional and Basilica de la Candelaria. The hotel boasts
car park, meeting facilities, bar/pub as part of its superior facilities
and services. Guests may make use of the hotel's excellent recreational
and leisure facilities including a spa, health club, 2 restaurants and
bars. Convenient location, a dedicated staff and first-rate facilities
make this hotel a favorite among travelers.
Points by Sheraton Medellin
new 123-room Four Points by Sheraton Medellin offers its guests 24-hour
room service, swimming pool and a business center. Four Points by
Sheraton Medellin is in a shopping district with local attractions including
Parque de los Pies Descalzos, Park of Lights, and Palacio de la Cultura.
Additional area points of interest include Plaza Botero and Atanasio Giradot
Stadium. Other amenities include a sauna and Turkish bath, international
television and High Speed Internet Access. It is just one minute's walk
from Oviedo Mall, which features 100 shops and three movie theaters. The
area offers numerous restaurants at which you can sample Colombia's native
Inn Express Medellin
in the El Poblado district of Medellin, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel Medellin
offers visitors to Colombia an enviable location and top-notch services.
This Medellin hotel's location is near area attractions and businesses,
and guests can enjoy convenient amenities. Business guests find themselves
near Plaza Mayor, the area's premier conference and convention center.
The hotel's central Medellin location is convenient to many major banks
and international businesses, and guests find it easy to stay in touch
with clients using the complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access.
Poblado Plaza, Medellin
in the heart of the most exclusive sector of Medellin, The Golden Mile
in the district of El Poblado, a place where the main finance and business
corporations of the city converge, as well as distinctive shopping centers
and restaurants. A place to forget stress, to enjoy the pleasures of sports
and entertainment. Fitness center, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, solarium,
spa, reading room, cable TV and business center. Cafe del Plaza - Enjoy
the local and international cuisine in the restaurant, surrounded by the
enchantment of the hotel's gardens and live music. The hotel offers
multifunctional venues for your social or corporate events with a capacity
from 10 to 200 persons.