Palm Tree Hostel Medellin, Cra 67 # 48D - 63 (Behind the ''Exito Colombia'' supermarket, 3 blocks away from the Suramericana Metro station), ☎ +57 4 4447256 or 260 2805 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . checkout: 11:30. free coffee & breakfast, 24 hour staffed office, free internet & Wi-Fi, dormitories and private rooms, linen included, hot showers, laundry service, bar, book exchange, free bicycle, Cable TV with over 100 channels, DVD movies. Hammocks, free BBQ on Fridays, fully equipped kitchen, free bag storage, free coffee & breakfast. Located in a central area, just a few blocks from the downtown where the routes of buses and the Metro station makes mobility between the Hostel and other places in the city is simple, very cheap and safe. Dorm bed : 20,000 COP
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Antioquia is a department in the Andino region of Colombia. It is famous for its many coffee plantations. As of 2010 it is advised to stay out of rural areas due to the presence of guerrilla groups like FARC and ELN in northern and nortwestern Antioquia.  Landmines are common in the countryside, making much of the area a danger zone. There are also many paramilitary groups operating in this region. Due to the high amounts of violence in the region the Australian Foreign Office advises against travelling to Antioquia. This travel warning was issued in December of 2010 
Medellín - Considered by many as the best city in Colombia. Medellín is home to the famous yearly "Flower Festival" in August and the first (and still only) metro system in the country: "Metro de Medellín". Home City of Juanes, Fernando Botero and René Higuita. The metropolitan area is surrounded by many small towns which have become virtual suburbs of the city. These include Envigado, Itaguí, Sabaneta and Caldas (south); Bello, Copacabana and Girardota (north). The spread of the city east and west is limited by topography.
Jardín: A typical small town in Antioquia
Granada is a town at East of Antioquia. It's a zone of water, cool weather, but hot people. In this place you can say "Home, sweet home". It was the cradle of bishop Tiberio de J. Salazar y Herrera.
Marinilla, Rionegro, Guarne and La Ceja these are small towns east of Medellín and a popular day trip destination.
Jardín is a beautiful little town 2 hours south of Medellín, with incredible tourist attractions: a gorgeous main plaza, distinctive local architecture amd many country-side activities. Look for the locally produced rainbow trout and coffee to please your senses.
Antonio Roldán Betancourt (IATA: APO; ICAO: SKLC), Formerly Los Cedros. Located in the municipality of Carepa. Serves Apartadó and the Urabá region in the Atlantic side of the department. It is also the heart of the banana growing region. Four airlines connect this airport to Medellín EOH. 
All located in the North of the department, area with heavy gold mining. Flights originate mostly from Olaya Herrera Airport in Medellín.
Juan H. White Airport (IATA: CAQ; ICAO: SKCU) in Caucasia. 
El Tomin (IATA: EBG; ICAO: SKEB) , in the municipality of El Bagre. 
Otú Airport (IATA: OTU; ICAO: SKOT) in the municipality of Remedios. 
In Medellín you can get around by taxi bus or metro. The metro runs largely along the north-south axis of the city.
By cable car
Antioquia is mountainous hence Cable Cars have sprawled in the last 2 decades and are becoming popular for both commuting and tourist transportation. You can ride the Metrocables in Medellín which are additional lines of the Metro system  or the countryside cable-cars in many small towns in Antioquia : Jardín, Jericó, Sopetrán, San Andrés de Cuerquia, etc.
Mountains: The Andes are majestic in Antioquia
also by rental cars and trucks.
San Jeronimo, Sopetran and Santa Fe de Antioquia - Going north-west from downtown Medellín, you arrive at the longest and newest South American tunnel: 4.7 km. After you pass through that tunnel, you start descending mountains and a few minutes later, you are in San Jeronimo, Antioquia. Cruise it on motorcycle, the fun way, don't be scared because its an awesome experience! Weather here is 25 degrees during the whole year. Very close you will find Sopetran, the Antioquias fruits lovely capital. Finally, you get to Santa Fe de Antioquia, one of the five colonial destinations in Colombia, and the way to the Caribbean. This road will take you to Turbo and to the Panama frontier line - the road is more safe now and is not frequented by guerrillas and paramilitaries anymore.