Itinerary for first time visitors in Medellín

Itinerary for first time visitors in Medellín

This guide includes an itinerary for first-time visitors to Medellín, includes all of the major must sees and highlights in Medellín. There are also nightlife recommendations if you are staying in El Poblado or Laureles and information on the LGBTQ+ scene in Medellín as well as information on lesbian, gay, and LBGT+ bars and nightclubs in Poblado and Laureles.

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The Best Hospitals in Medellín

The Best Hospitals in Medellín

While Colombia is known for having a world-class healthcare system, given that the World Health Organization ranked Colombia’s healthcare system as #22 out of 191 countries whose healthcare systems it ranked. Medellín is becoming a popular medical tourism destination, since you can receive high quality medical and dental care here for a fraction of the price. In this article, I will be discussing the best clinics and hospitals in Medellín and going into detail about what they have to offer. I provide information on the International Patients Services at Medellín’s major hospitals and where you can get travel vaccines in Medellín.

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Health Insurance and Healthcare in Colombia

Health Insurance and Healthcare in Colombia

In this article, I explain how you get a private health insurance plan here in Colombia through Sura, how to get a public health insurance plan through EPS, my experiences with Sura, and my thoughts on healthcare here in Colombia. I also discuss the best hospitals and clinics here in Medellín, including information on vaccine clinics for people who need to get Yellow Fever and/or other vaccines, as well as international patient services at Medellín’s best hospitals for foreigners in Medellín needing medical care.

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How to get to Medellín from the airport

How to get to Medellín from the airport

There are two airports which serve Medellín, Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH), Medellín’s small domestic airport and José Maria Cordova International Airport (MDE), located outside of Medellín in the municipality of Rionegro. In this guide, I discuss each airport, which airlines serve them and where said airlines fly to, how to get to and from each airport.

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Nequi, one of Bancolombia Group's most innovative products

Nequi, one of Bancolombia Group's most innovative products

Nequi, Colombia’s first neobank, has the potential to help democratize Colombia’s banking and financial systems. Bancolombia Group hoping that Nequi, their “rebel child’, will become the next Netflix or Spotify, but for finance. Nequi also has built intergration with PayPal Colombia, and information how to use your Colombian PayPal account with Nequi.

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A guide for understanding Medellín's transit system

A guide for understanding Medellín's transit system

Your primer on using mass transit in Medellín and navigating Metro de Medellín. In this post I discuss how to get around Medellín using public transportation using Metro de Medellín (Medellín’s integrated public transit system), which includes metro rail, metro buses, the tram, encicla (bike share), and metrocable (Medellín’s cable car system).

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