10 Things you Must know about Medellin Nightlife

10 Things you Must know about Medellin Nightlife

Medellin has been my home for the last 7 years and anyone that comes here will quickly find out it’s really a spectacular place. The people are friendly, the weather is perfect and the women are surreal.

Medellin Nightlife

But what’s up with the nightlife? How does it rank when juxtaposed to Cancun, Vegas, Jaco and Santo Domingo nightlife? Let’s find out.

Beautiful women Everywhere you look

If you’re visiting Colombia for pleasure, you’ve probably heard that paisa (the name given to residents of Medellin) women are the most beautiful in the world and their charm is unmatched. Not only is this true but we urge all travelers to walk the very streets of El Poblado on any given weekend and you won’t be disappointed.

Jaco, Vegas and Cancun are party cities with girls on vacation, Medellin is a real city with real girls and if these are thea girls we see year round, this is a place i’m sure you wouldn’t mind visiting over and over.

People Go out in Cliques

Picking up girls at clubs in the US might be easier because let’s face it, young girls in the states are crazier and enjoy watching young men on the prowl. In Medellin, however, the nightlife is a little different. Girls seldom go out with girlfriends expecting to get picked up and ready to go home with you and instead, tend to go out in bigger groups with a few guys within the group. The origins of this standard is unknown but it might be due to the way the city was years ago, people would stick to their own group because they felt safer this way. Speculation of course but why do you think this is?

Bigger groups affect the individual pick-up game

If girls tend to go out in cliques, your best shot would be to do what that guy Hitch does and succinctly remove them from the herd (without being creepy, that is) but how can you do that when you’re part of a group of 15 testosterone-filled guys?

We recommend grabbing one or two of your friends, splitting away from your crew for a bit, and hang out at the bar or anyplace you can get a bird’s eye view of the club. Once you spot someone you like, approach them and the rest depends on how much attention you paid in Español 1, sophomore year. Which leads to our next Medellin nightlife item..

Spanish is a Must

This is pretty self-explanatory but i’ll reiterate, if you don’t speak any Spanish, at all, chances are you will fail before you even make an attempt to talk to someone. English isn’t too common here and much less the further you leave the Poblado part of town. At a nightclub you might find a girl that will understand basic English and if she acknowledges you, hold on to this one because this is what we consider scoring. The few girls that do speak English fluently are the ones you’ll find at more upscale clubs and these are more stuck-up and not as amused by your foreign appeal than the other girls potentially are.

In addition to the girls, basic communication skills will help you when it comes to ordering drinks, food and pretty much understanding what’s going on. Music and nightlife might be universal but communication is a must.

Bring a date or Invite Party Girls

As we previously mentioned, girls tend to travel in cliques which means that picking up girls shouldn’t be your objective when it comes to Medellin nightlife. Girls aren’t as approachable when it comes to their nightlife facet but if you definitely want to help your odds of not looking like a creep, consider inviting a few girls just to party with you. This way, outside girls won’t feel intimidated to hang out with a group of just guys.

Another reason is, Medellin, has hundreds of foreigners visit the clubs every night looking to score and the city has caught on to this. This means (normal) girls are worried about what their peers would say if they’re seen partying with foreigners. People might get the wrong impression..

Tables and Bottle Service

Bottle service and tables aren’t what they are in Vegas where buying a table exempts your group of cover charge and bottle service creates prestige. Bottle service is expected and everyone gets a table here. Now, tables and bottles are nowhere near Vegas prices (a bottle of Grey Goose at a high end Medellin club is about $150 USD) and while there are some VIP tables, don’t expect to pay hundreds of dollars for the table alone. Music is Completely Different

We’re in Latin America where we listen to an eclectic mix of Bachata, Salsa, Merengue, cumbia and of course, Reggaeton. Though there are a few hip hop clubs in Medellin, don’t expect top 40 hits or relatively modern tracks by Drake. Instead, the hip hop songs occasionally played at many clubs are 90s rap tracks (see Gangstas Paradise, The Next Episode).

If you buy bottles and have a big group of people, you might be able to convince the DJ to play the occasional Drake track but don’t expect this to happen too often.

Visit Parque Lleras at least once

Every city has an area that is known to be the hotspot where everyone parties, eats and relaxes with friends and Parque Lleras is Medellin’s nightlife hotspot. The park and surrounding areas holds most of the city’s best restaurants and nightclubs were built in the area to have it be a place where everything is within walking distance.

At night these streets are packed with locals and foreigners alike, from young paisas looking to visit their first nightclub to older American tourists walking the streets with a local brew in their hand. The women are spectacular, the weather is almost always perfect and the sound of different music from the barrage of nightclubs, anywhere you look makes you come to realize this is where you want to be.

When all else fails, strip clubs are your friend

Medellin nightlife probably won’t make your top 5 but that’s not to say you won’t have a great time. Interacting with normal people with a culture completely different from yours is what makes Medellin an interesting place. If you wanted a place where everyone speaks your language, plays your music and where you can eat American fast food all day, why not consider Cancun?

Anywho, if you decide the nightclub scene is esoteric, to say the least and want to cut out the middle man, we recommend you check out the Medellin strip clubs. Not only are these strip clubs fun, but they’re different and you’ll find out why..

Medellin VIP is your Nightlife Guru

Medellin nightlife isn’t going to win any awards but you will have an amazing time once you know your way around. What better way to do this than to have someone that knows the right people, best places and works tirelessly to ensure every night is an epic night? We’re the city’s #1 entertainment and hospitality group and have the reviews to support this claim (Google reviews).

We not only orchestrate bachelor parties, we’re the nightlife gurus you needed to show your friends a good time in a foreign country. If it was your idea to visit Medellin and want to spend every minute of the day occupied so no second gets wasted, hit us up today, our custom packages will be tailored specifically to fit the needs and budget of your group with special emphasis on Medellin nightlife.

 

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Medellin Soccer Experience

Most latin American cities are passionate about soccer (also known as futbol) and Medellin is no exception. Our main teams are Independiente Medellin and Atletico Nacional and for many of the fans, the colors red and blue or green and white represent everything. Not exactly the wisest of people but you have to live this passion to understand it.

 
Introducing the Medellin soccer tour, Medellin VIP wants every visitor to get a chance to experience the ambiance felt at the Atanasio Girardot Stadium. From the flocks of beautiful women to the variety of snacks you can find, this tour is the best way to step out of the conventional.
 
Our Medellin soccer tour is the best way to immerse yourself into something that locals hold in high regards. We love our soccer and will go to great lengths to defend the team that represents our city. Join us as we visit the Atanasio Girardot Stadium and take part in the experience that has been tradition for over half a century.  

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    • Round-trip Transportation to Stadium
    • Entrances to the Game
    • VIP Host

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Paragliding in Medellin

If you’re an adventure seeker looking for a new experience in a great city, we strongly suggest our paragliding in Medellin service. Paragliding in Medellin combines the thrill of paragliding with the views of the beautiful landscape of Medellin’s mountains.

 
The day starts off early in the morning and following a confirmation of weather conditions you’ll head up to the mountains where you will soar hundreds of feet up in the air with a licensed paragliding expert. Live an experience like no other and bring your go-pro along so you can brag about this experience back home.
 
Paragliding in Medellin with Medellin VIP is not only more fun but you can also be sure you’re working with a certified company with more than 6 years in the entertainment and hospitality industry in Medellin. Contact us, today!

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  • Private Driver (optional)
  • 15 Min Paragliding Air Time w/ Certified Instructor
  • Protection pads and helmet
  • Dress comfortably

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ATVs in Medellin

There is no better way to see the Antioquian countryside than sitting behind a raptor or grizzly. Introducing our ATV Tour in Medellin, Medellin VIP has found a way to stray from the beaten path and see the Colombia you wanted to see.

 
ATVs in Medellin is the solution to your picky friend looking to add a little adventure and danger (the good kind) to a Medellin bachelor party. With trails ranging in difficulties and different bikes to choose from, our ATV Tours in Medellin are known for being the way to become immersed in Medellin country life.
 
We start by programming the tour during the day to maximize the rest of the afternoon. We pick the group up at your hotel or vacation rental and head up to the mountains in Rionegro. After a crash-course in ATVs, we proceed in choosing the trail that’s right for you. Choose from 2,3 or 4 hours and spend your day getting dirty while taking in the views up in the mountains. Clients that select the longest trails will have the privilege of making it up to a trout farm where you get to catch your lunch. Do this while you stop at a local watering hole and have a beer with the locals. ATVs in Medellin is the best tour for groups of adventure seekers and bachelor party groups looking to get away.

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    • Round-trip Transportation
    • 2,3 or 4 Hour ATV Tour

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Pablo Escobar Tour in Medellin

We’ve all heard the stories, the legend and are all familiar with the culture behind legendary drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar but do we know the truth? The Pablo Escobar Tour is an educational, informational and fun 3 hour tour that takes you to the town where he grew up, you’ll visit his properties, see the house where he was gunned down by the Colombian government (with the help of the CIA) and visit his grave.

 
All of this with the help of a local guide who lived during the dark times and knows a thing or two about the Escobar days. This spectacular tour will show you that there is more than meets the eye and that Narcos isn’t a good source to get all of your information. Get the best of both worlds with our Pablo Escobar Tour.

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    • Apartment/hotel pickup and drop off
    • Bilingual Tour Guide
    • Dress depending on weather conditions

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Guatape Tour

Visiting Medellin and not taking the day trip out to the quaint town of Guatape is like not even having visited Medellin at all. This beautiful small town has been on the bucket list of many travelers and it would be a crime not to visit if you’re down here.

 
Most towns in Colombia are very similar. Spanish architecture, a church in the middle of a square, town drunks, city hall and a bank. Guatape is the only town in Colombia that has had the misfortune of having its citizens permanently relocated. That’s right, in 1978, the town of Guatape was flooded in order to have a hydroelectric dam built. Its citizens were all moved and the remains of the old town are underwater. That’s not all, there is a 7,000 foot monolith that sits in Guatape territory. The rock itself has been there for millions of years and today, there are 742 stairs you can climb in order to reach the summit. These stairs although arduous for those suffering from the effects of a hangover, are worth the adventure as the view from the top is something out of this world. Sold yet?
 
Our Guatape tour provides you not only with the transportation to and from but also a tour of the quaint town, entrances to the rock, a boat tour of the lake and a surprise visit to a villa built by he-who-must-not-be-named. Upgrade to our Medellin VIP Signature Boat Party and this Guatape Tour can be informative, exciting and epic!

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    • Round-trip Transportation
    • Rock Entrances
    • Tour of Guatape

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Exotic Fruit Tour In Medellin

Colombia is one of only 17 megadiverse countries in the world. A type of country that harbors the majority of the world’s species of everything and we’re lucky enough to live right dab in the middle. Medellin’s perfect year round springtime weather allows visitors to get everything at any time of the year. Fruits and vegetables unheard of in North America and Europe are the reason why many tourists can’t get enough of our local markets.

 
Introducing the exotic fruit tour in Medellin, Medellin VIP gives you the opportunity of going on a guided exotic fruit tour! That’s right, the more you eat the more you learn and we encourage you to dig in, get dirty and sink your teeth into everything. There are 22 fruits in Colombia that aren’t found in over 90% of countries in the world and they can all be found at one of our local food markets. Not just that but there is also a cornucopia of small local eateries nestled in this market. Hidden gems that have been there for years that very few people know about and that we’re prepared to reveal.
 
Come enjoy our exotic fruit tour in Medellin and see why our clients can’t get enough of eating fruits in paradise!

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    • Round-trip Transportation
    • Tour of the Market
    • Fruits and Snacks

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Flyboarding in Medellin

The newest, most exciting aquatic activity has finally reached Guatape and needless to say, it’s awesome. Flyboarding is an innovative, one-of-a-kind aquatic sport which allows its participants to do the otherwise impossible, fly over water. Perform awesome stunts and impress your friends with this incredible daytime activity in Guatape. A flyboard is an aquatic jet-pack which provides propulsion that drives a board-like object through water. Invented and patented in 2012 by a French water-craft carrier, flyboarding has been in Guatape for the past 2 years and there is no better place to perform the sport than in this spectacular lake. Take our crash-course in flyboarding and use the equipment long enough to perform your first stunt. Adventure seekers and aquatic activity lovers will really enjoy Flyboarding in Guatape.

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    • Flyboarding Crash-Course and Equipment
    • Transportation to Guatape (optional)

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Medellin City Tour

City tours tend to involve lots of walking and large crowds. Our Medellin City Tour steps out of the conventional. We provide you with a full on ‘day in the life’ of a paisa where you visit the most frequented places while learning about the history of Medellin. From walking around Botero Square to using our impeccably clean Metro Transportation system, our Medellin city tour is the ultimate Medellin crash course.

 
Thanks to the city’s rapid growth and incredible change, the spotlight is now on The City of Eternal Spring. See when the city was founded, where locals frequent, major industries and growth opportunities. In this 4 hour Medellin City Tour, we take you from rich to poor in a matter of minutes and learn how no matter where you go, everyone always has a smile on their face.
 
“It’s ludicrous this place exists and everybody doesn’t want to live here”
-Anthony Bourdain

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    • Transportation to and from your Hotel
    • Local Bilingual Guide
    • Metro Tickets

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Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour

Medellin, a city formerly avoided by travelers is now a city of hope and change. For many of it’s citizens, Medellin is considered as the best city in the world and they’ll all gladly open their doors to show you why. Introducing our Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour, Medellin VIP takes you to a part of town where hip hop, street art and dance is how the neighborhood’s youth escape from their problems and showcase their talents.

 
The Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour takes you up to Comuna 13, an area that for many years was afflicted by guerrilla members that ran the area until military intervention in 2002. Comuna 13 is high up in the mountains and home to electric staircases that help its residents commute to avoid the hundreds of stairs they used to have to climb. The neighborhood has been under scrutiny from other countries and used as an example that change and innovation is possible in even the most impoverished places.
 
Our Comuna 13 Graffiti tour  showcases the major works of art done by local artists. Their work depicts, suffering, hope, change and their overall appreciation for their neighborhood. The Comuna 13 Graffiti tour starts with pick-up at your hotel or apartment followed by a 20 minute drive to Comuna 13 where you will be given the general tour by a local artist. Recommended for those that wish to avoid the conventional city tour.

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    • Transportation to and from your Hotel
    • Local Bilingual Guide

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Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour

Medellin is a progressive city that has seen an exponential drop in crime in the past 5 years and the city formerly avoided by travelers is now a city of hope and change. For many of it’s citizens, Medellin is considered as the best city in the world and they’ll all gladly open their doors to show you why this is. Introducing our Graffiti Tour, Medellin VIP takes you to a part of town where hip hop, street art and dance is how the neighborhood’s youth escape from their problems and showcase their talents.

 
This tour takes you up to Comuna 13, an area that for many years was afflicted by guerrilla members that ran the area until a few years ago that the government intervened. Comuna 13 is high up in the mountains and home to electric staircases that help its residents commute to avoid the hundreds of stairs they knew as their only method to get from one place to the other. The neighborhood, has been under scrutiny from other countries and used as an example that change and innovation is possible in even the most impoverished places.
 
Our graffiti tour  showcases the major works of art done by local artists. Their work depicts, suffering, hope, change and their overall appreciation for their neighborhood. The grafitti tour starts with pick-up at your hotel or apartment followed by a 20 minute drive to Comuna 13 where you will be given the general tour by a local artist. Recommended for those that wish to avoid the conventional city tour.

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    • Transportation to and from your Hotel
    • Local Bilingual Guide

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Helicopter Tours in Medellin

Helicopters are the very definition of VIP. From their use in the executive world to transport rich businessmen, to cutting travel times down to a fraction, there’s no denying the awesomeness of helicopters. So, what if I told you that you can see the city of Medellin while getting a bird’s eye view of north to south? In under 20 minutes!

 
Introducing, Helicopter Tours in Medellin, Medellin VIP wants all visitors to get unreal views of the Aburra Valley while getting a VIP Tour not available everywhere. A Helicopter Tour of Medellin is the most stylish way to enjoy the city of eternal spring. Choose from multiple types of tours, from North-South to Pablo’s Hacienda Napoles Helicopter Tours and even Guatape Helicopter Tours, your trip to Medellin will be an unforgettable experience.
 
Upgrade your excitement level while getting spectacular photographic material. Impress your friends or significant other with our helicopter tours in Medellin.

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    • Transportation to and from your Hotel
    • 12-20 Minute Flight

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