Jardín

Jardín's Basilica

Jardín is a small village located in the southernmost part of the department of Antioquia. Unlike many other hamlets in the country, Jardín has remained largely unchanged since established 140 years ago. Less than 20,000 people inhabit Jardín, in the past most dedicated their lives to grow coffee, plantains, beans and sugarcane. Today many will be glad to show you their town and surroundings. Mean daily temperatures are 19°C with moderate humidity. Days are comfortable while nights are colder and a jacket/sweater is required. The area of the municipality is 224 kms2 (87 mi2).

Get in

By bus

By car

By taxi

Sharing a taxi with 4 people to go from Medellín to Jardín is also commonplace. They pick you up in your hotel or home. Rates are competitive. Phone +57 4 845 5310 or +57 4 361 7935

Get around

Motorratones -tiny cabs- in Jardín

By moto-ratón

Ride a moto-ratón - a tiny cart pulled by a motorcycle - for fun or for transportation in town and to nearby destinations. These drivers can take you as far as the trout restaurant or to visit the native tribe.

By cable car

Jardín is located in the Andean mountains and this city pioneered the new wave of Cable Car systems Colombia is living. The 2 Cable cars in town are popular for both commuting and tourist transportation .

Walk

Hiking is most pleasurable in Jardín due to the comfortable weather.

See

Aerial view of traditional homes in Jardín

Do

A traditional countryside home in Jardín
People playing paintball in the countryside

Buy

The area's handcrafts are basic. The most popular is Carriel Paisa a handbag with a wide shoulder strap used for carrying money and small personal articles. This bags have many tiny hidden pockets to conceal the valuables: think the 'old & wild west'. The outside cover is finished in hairy leather, a distinctive trait.

Eat

In town

In the country

Five kilometers (3 miles) away from town you will find a couple of creeks and ponds with rainbow trout. The restaurants nearby offer delicious recipes, you can catch your own trout and they will cook it for you. Phone + 574 845 5159

Drink

The many bars and cafés around the main plaza should suffice anyones' thirst.

Sleep

View from atop the cable

In Town

Accommodations are usually simple and basic, but quite clean and staffed with helpful people.

Renting a room in a Family Home or a FamiHotel is also popular. The options are: Mi Casa 845 5548, Nubia Conde 845 5597, Rocio Pelaez 845 5624, Teresita Londoño 845 5963, Raquel Montoya 845 5905.

A furnished apartment is also available: Phone +574 845 5580

In the Country

Trout pond & restaurant, in the countryside

Fully equipped countryside homes, the ones were local farmers used to live in, are a great choice for large groups of people:

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