This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Jardin. To help you make friends with Jardin before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Jardin, Colombia, is one of the most beautiful towns from the Antioquia region, in the northwest of Colombia. Many people arrive there looking for disconnection, and also to see the colorful houses that once were the main facades of the area. It Is said that if you want to know what a typical "pueblo" of Antioquia really looks like, you should visit Jardin.
Just a three-and-a-half hour bus ride (sometimes four, depending on the traffic) from Medellín is all that is needed to reach one of the most enchanting places you could ever imagine. The arrival point is very close to the main square, Parque El Libertador, from where you can easily reach almost any point of the town on foot. But tuk tuks and horses are also favourite options for tourists to move around.
There are few Jardin, Colombia hostels in the center of the town; most of them are actually in the surroundings, while some even are located one or two kilometers away, in small fincas (ranches). They offer nice open areas, in the middle of the mountains, with terraces filled with hammocks, where only natural sounds can be heard. Since Jardin is one of the most popular places in Antioquia, it is good to check Jardin, Colombia hostels' availability some days in advance, especially in holiday season or during national festivities.
Hikes are among one of the preferred activities for tourists, and hostels in Jardin, Colombia, are normally close to hiking trails, some of them even lead to wonderful waterfalls. The town also has two cable cars and both of them can take you high enough to have a great panoramic from Jardin and its mountains. Its main square, which was declared a National Monument by the Colombian Government, is surrounded by cafes and restaurants, many of them offering the typical meal of the region, Bandeja Paisa, and a good idea would be to share the meal, as it is huge.
Written by local enthusiast for Jardin hostelsSilvia Dubuc