5 Top Tips For Exploring Medellín’s Nightlife
As the second largest city in Colombia, Medellín is a bustling city with a youthful spirit. It’s also one of the most popular destinations for expats from around the world. As such, you might be looking for tips about where to go and what to know about nightlife in Medellín. For six tips on where to go and what you should know, see this article.
1. Nightlife is more than just clubs in Medellín
If you want to experience the nightlife scene in Medellín, you don’t have to visit the clubs. There are many other great things to do at night, like going to a museum, visiting an art gallery, taking a walk, or going to a bar.They might not be as big or fancy, but they’re perfectly safe and are worth a trip.
Colombia is known as the destination of contrasts; yet Colombia is known for its historic places and stone pathways.
While visiting rural areas and historic spots it is common to see many friendly people, many full-bodied women, and entire families enjoying themselves. There are also many signs warning against the use of drugs and against illegal activities. As such, it is best to see this and not get caught up in the locals and tourists this is distracting.
During the day, sometimes, the city appears very sedated and bright; which makes for a very interesting experience as a foreigner as you get a different sense of things every time.
2. Keep an open mind to find the best nightlife for you
When you’re trying to find the best nightlife for you, always keep an open mind. There are a lot of factors that go into what makes a nightlife scene strong, and you’ll have to see what works best for you and your interests.
In this article, I will go over the benefits and pitfalls that I’ve experienced so far in living in Medellín and what I consider to be the key areas for a successful nightlife experience. I might also include recommendations for other locations outside of the city itself.
Before getting into the areas I recommend, I should first highlight that I’m a young foreigner, thus some aspects of traveling might not be suitable for young foreigners due to language barriers, customs, and mindset changes.
Therefore, their opinions and experiences are what I consider the most key to this article. If you’re already in Colombia and starting out with your life, it’s probably wise to stick to what you know if you plan to check out the best of the best.
Celebrity sightings are becoming more and more common, and the nightlife scene is just another attraction attracting expats. You won’t even need to get a visa to enter Colombia if you are traveling alone.
So, if you are looking for a nightlife experience without wading into complicated bureaucracy and getting pulled into the culture, I’d recommend rummaging through nightclubs and bars all night long. I have yet to taste the best Colombian wine, but I thoroughly enjoyed a Negra Modelo from Santa Marta.
If all you want is to dance without getting crossed with local customs, Medellín is a great spot for that as long as it’s not a focus of your tourist venture.
May Lindstrom, from Lonely Planet, recommended, owing to her experience, “The best time to dance in Colombia is during the day—at night. It’s when people go out to party and may be more policed.
3. Learn a few useful phrases in Spanish so you can get around easily
If you want to get around easily in a Spanish-speaking country, learn a few useful phrases and words. If you know how to say “please,” “thank you,” and “excuse me,” you’ll be able to ask for help on the street or in stores and get what you need.Playful teenagers look to have fun in the street and take selfies with passersby. They’re not afraid to get their hands dirty and may take photos of you and your friends.
Every bar, café, and restaurant has flashing lights that allow you to easily identify patrons on the other side. While Colombia has other Latin American countries with different cultures, we’re quite different from the rest. If you need to know how to act around people from a different culture, take a few Spanish classes to improve your Spanish proficiency. If you want to learn how to ask a wide range of questions, take a few classes as well.
I mentioned before that the square where we live has a wide variety of shops selling every “honor” imaginable. Most of these stores sell local products and are open until 8am. It can get pretty crowded since everyone is trying to grab something to drink.
Online retailers are another option to shop for things you need. There’s one or two big names in Colombia, such as Amazon, AliBaba, American Eagle, and TJ’s. Many small and mid-sized brands also exist, such as Budgetamazon, Lazada, Mercari, and Othersquare.
When you visit Colombia, you’ll be surprised to see how many smaller shops sell essential goods.
4. Don’t be afraid to go outside of the city if that’s what you want
If you want to be a creative, you have to be willing to take risks because you’re never going to be able to do great work if you’re always playing it safe.If you’re like me, you’ll probably enjoy your private student apartment in Colombia or your maid for one night in your fancy hotel, but working as a creative in Colombia is not for the faint of heart.
The one risk you have to accept in Colombia is that you might get mugged at any moment. In my experience mugging in Colombia is a thing. If you do get mugged, don’t let it ruin your night ever. Avoid all alcohol absolutely and be extra diligent when leaving your wallet in public. Know your background before you travel here as some corrupt local police officers might try to take advantage of your foreign passport.
The city of Medellín is known as the ‘Colombia of South America’ for a reason. It offers everything you could want in a city and more. If you plan to go on a business trip or you just want to step out of your home country for a while, Medellín is the city for you!
Cáceres is a 27-year-old graphic designer originally from Belize. She’s been an expat in Colombia for over a year now and considers it the best of a short and troubled life.
5. Try out a few different spots so you can find your own favorite spots
If your goal is to get a lot of followers on Instagram, then it’s important that you find your own spots. I recommend that you try out a few different spots so you can find your own favorite spots. Like most major cities in the world, music is an omnipresent force in Colombia. Whether you listen to music to relax, study or socialize, there’s always music playing at some point. Supposedly, people in Colombia love to dance too but the truth is there’s really only one genre of music that dominates the soundtracks of Medellín: Latin. Colombian workers would rather work than enjoy a delicious drink and a dancefloor, hence why this Colombia-inspired tip is important. Just like New York City and London, the Colombian music scene is highly respected around the world, including Colombia. So, if you’re looking to try something new, it’s only a matter of time before you’re hearing your name associated with innovative dances. To adapt to this musical diversity, you can make a playlist with viral songs and you’ll be able to get more playlists.
Find a dancefloor that’s low-lit but spacious and you’ll be able to dance all night long. You don’t need to be the most experienced dancer or even the hottest girl to get a dancefloor that you are comfortable with. Like in every other part of Colombia, there are many different kinds of bars and clubs where you can dance. Women’s bars tend to be the hardest to find as there is almost no visibility. If you’re hot and willing and willing to dance, then you might just get lucky. Another bar that’s popular among women is the Che Gala bar.
As an expat who loves to do walks, I used to think that walking was stupid. Ever since I started living in Colombia I realized how much I miss the walks in New York City. Along with walking alone, I also used to drive through neighborhoods on my way to work.