Destination guide

Action-packed escapes to Antioquia, Colombia

The region of Antioquia in north-west Colombia is packed with everything you need for a well-rounded vacation, from endless shops, eateries and family-friendly attractions in the large, capital city of Medellin to an abundance of incredible nature along the mountains, valleys and coastline on the Caribbean Sea. Days here are spend hopping between museums and cultural sites in Medellin or pursuing active adventures along local waterways and eco parks. Since most Antioquia vacation rentals are situated near to the capital city, you'll never run out of thrilling ways to spend your holidays in this part of Colombia.

Things to do

Museum hopping around Antioquia

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions in Antioquia, the city of Medellin is the place to be, and is packed with activities and amusements for all ages. Art lovers will especially appreciate the collection at the Museo de Antioquia, which houses pieces from famed local artists and antiquity displays that speak to the past. Elsewhere around the city, you'll find several themed museums, so it'll be easy to dedicate a whole day to exploring the cultural best of the city, whether your tastes run to modern art, military history, science or local heritage.


Out and about in Antioquia

With both a large, cosmopolitan city and amazing natural features to explore in Antioquia, joining a guided tour in this area is a great way to soak up the best of the region. In Medellin, you can book sightseeing tours around town, by bike or on foot, which will introduce you to some of the top sites you might want to explore further on your own. Excursions away from the city also depart from here and lead to coffee regions with farms, natural attractions such as waterfalls, lakes and rock formations, and action adventures riding horses or rafting down rivers.


Warm holidays year-round in Antioquia

Thanks to consistent temperatures throughout the year, Antioquia can be enjoyed in every season. At lower elevations, a tropical climate means warm weather even in the middle of winter, making those months a popular time for visitors looking to escape chilly weather elsewhere. If you book your Antioquia vacation rental in the city of Medellin, you can expect average temperatures around the 70s. The rainy season falls in the middle of spring and autumn, so, if you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors, you'll have better odds of dry days in summer and winter.

Natural features

Connecting with nature in Antioquia

With landscapes spanning Caribbean seashores to the soaring mountains of the Andes, the region of Antioquia is a great location for outdoor adventures. Preserves such as Paramillo National Park and Natural Las Orquideas National Park offer large expanses to soak up the fresh air and look for wildlife, while the watery Laguna de Guatape offers chances for boating and water sports on the lake. If your Antioquia vacation rental is in Medellin, you needn't wander far to enjoy the great outdoors. Arvi Park, an ecotourism destination just outside of the city, offers hiking trails and prime birdwatching spots.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Antioquia

Fly into Medellin (MDE-Jose Maria Cordova Intl.), the closest airport, located 53.2 mi (85.6 km) from the city center.

You can see more of Antioquia by jumping on the metro at Niquia Station, Bello Station or Madera Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Antioquia?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 939 vacation rentals near Antioquia. From 156 Houses to 584 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Antioquia for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Antioquia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Antioquia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Medellin: 865 vacation rentals
  • El Poblado: 443 vacation rentals
  • Guatapé: 42 vacation rentals
  • Santa Fe de Antioquia: 18 vacation rentals
  • Florida Nueva: 122 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Antioquia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Antioquia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Antioquia:

  • Medellin: 865 rentals
  • Santa Fe de Antioquia: 18 rentals
  • Envigado: 844 rentals
  • Sabaneta: 800 rentals
  • Rionegro: 850 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Antioquia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Antioquia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paul: 862 rentals
  • Poblado Park: 861 rentals
  • Lleras Park: 861 rentals
  • Medellin's Museum of Modern Art: 863 rentals
  • La Gorda Sculpture: 863 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Antioquia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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