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Parque Arvi, Santa Elena
Categories: Outdoor Activities
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The best transport to visit Parque Arvi is by Metro cable because it is quick and slow. The cable cars keep moving on a frequent basis, so customers do not have to wait long for their turn to get on M... read more »
I loved my visit to this park, I have only been to the side of Comfama but it is really pretty, take the little train and take advantage of the tour guides if you can, they can provide lots of info, a... read more »
The ride with the Metro Cable is part of the journey and takes you up the mountain and into the Park. It's basically a forest with a few routes to walk or bike. There are guides available, but this is... read more »
Parque Arví is a worthwhile day trip. Starting out on the metro, you can head up the metro cable (gondola) and enjoy super awesome views of the whole city! The metro cable up to the park is an extra ticket and well worth it. The trip from Santo Domingo to the park is about 18 minutes and goes up the stew mountainside and then across the forest with great views. If you've got 4+ hours to spend, go for it! You might be tempted to go to the small lake nearby, in my opinion, it wasn't worth the cost and time to get there. Is a very small dam with a small, dirty lake. Enjoy Colombia!
Good spot for a break from the city. You can reach it by taking the metro system all the way and by connecting with cable car (metrocable) to station santo domingo where you will need to switch and pay 4,800 COP one way to the last section of the cable car. This is called the tourist cable car. Once reached the station atop yo will exit and to the left in front there will be a arvi Park store where you can sign up for a 2 to 3nhour nature walk. The cost is 3,000 COP. The walk is not that interesting but ok for the price. I think the walks are all in Spanish but ask if they provide English. The length of the tour is to account for the pace of participants. The walk is a good way to have a guide and avoid getting lost while completing a walk. There is a little farmers market in front of the station where you will find snacks, food and drinks. Obleas for 1,500 to 2,000 COP. Coffee for 1,200 COP and he chocolate for 1,800 COP.
Fantastic views from the cable car from Santo Domingo station in Medellin (last cable stop on the normal metro) to Arvi. The ride is an additional 5000 COP one way and the 4.5 km trip takes about 20-25 minutes. The last ride back is at 17:00 but there are signs recommending you leave by 16:30. The park is supposed to be great for trekking around but since we got there pretty late we mainly went to check out a place serving great, giant mushrooms and craft beers just outside the Arvi station when you arrive. I definitely recommend it!
Muy bno parque
Must visit this beautiful park if you're in Medellin :) Great for hiking for all ages and levels! Tip: Get a ticket/wristband for going on the walking tour; they give a nice background story of the park and its history.
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