Searching for romantic things to do with your partner in Medellin? You’ve come to the right place.

I have visited Medellin, and discovered many unique gems along the way!

I’ve put together this list of the best romantic activities in Medellin, to help point you in the right direction on where to go. From horseback riding to learning bachata, there’s something on this list for you! 

Here are 15 romantic things to do in Medellin for couples. 

Medellin, Colombia
Medellin, Colombia (Image by: Kobby Mendez)

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Top 15 Romantic Things To Do In Medellin

Romantic Things To Do In Medellin

1. Explore The Beautiful City of Guatape

Take a day trip to explore the beautiful city of Guatape on a guided city tour.

Guatupe is a resort town near Medellin with colorful buildings, breathtaking mountains, and the famous Rock of Guatapé landmark.

You’ll get to climb the Rock of Guatape, and see Pablo Escobar’s abandoned mansion on a boat tour.

All you have to do is book the tour and they’ll cover transportation to Guatupe, as well as provide breakfast and lunch!

Guatape, Colombia
Guatape, Colombia (Photo by: Felipe Salgado)
Romantic Things To Do In Medellin

2. Stroll around Parque Arvi

Head to Parque Arvi to stroll around the most beautiful natural park in Medellin. To get there, you’ll need to take the Arvi Metrocable car up to the mountains.

This stunning natural park is surrounded by lush green forests, and has hiking trails, food vendors, and guided tours.

If you love coffee, take a tour to the Don Leandro Coffee Farm from the park. You’ll get to relax in a mineral bath, plant your own coffee tree, and all transportation is provided! 

Romantic Things To Do In Medellin

3. Dine Out At Carmen

For a romantic dinner, dine out at Carmen, one of the best fine-dining restaurants in Medellin.

They serve Colombian cuisine and offer 7 course tasting menus with wine pairings. From octopus to creme brulee, they serve many unique dishes worth trying out.

The restaurant has a rustic vibe, and relaxing atmosphere so it’s perfect for date night.

Romantic Things To Do In Medellin

4. Go Horseback Riding

Go horseback riding through a coffee farm in Medellin’s countryside. You’ll get to learn how coffee’s cultivated, taste coffee, and go horseback riding to the top of a mountain!

This coffee tour provides lunch, and transportation from your hotel to the farm.

Horseback Riding in Medellin
Horseback Riding in Medellin (Photo by: Julian)
Romantic Things To Do In Medellin

5. Get Gelato From Amor-Acuyá Gelato

For dessert, drop by Amore-Acuyá Gelato to try the best gelato in Medellin.

From fresh pistachio to chocolate passionfruit ice cream, you won’t want to miss this place if you have a sweet tooth.

This ice cream shop is just a block down from the Carmen restaurant, so it’s the perfect spot to stop by after dinner. 

Photo by: Alana Harris
Romantic Things To Do In Medellin

6. Have A Couples Spa and Massage Day

Enjoy a private 3 hour spa and massage in El Poblado. You’ll get to enjoy watermelon and wine while relaxing in steam baths.

This spa experience also includes a couples massage, saunas, facials with and caviar extract. 

Romantic Things To Do In Medellin

7. Visit Jardín Botánico

Stroll around Medellin’s Botanical Gardens to see beautiful flowers, tree canopies, orchids, ponds, iguanas, and over 100 species of birds!

The botanical gardens have around 4,500 flowers, and are filled with lots of interesting exhibits.

After exploring the gardens, stop by Restaurante IN SITU for a romantic lunch or dinner. This fine-dining restaurant is located right in the middle of the gardens, and they serve incredible food. 

Jardín Botánico de Medellín
Jardín Botánico de Medellín (Photo by: Oneil Williams)
Romantic Things To Do In Medellin

8. Have A Breakfast Date At Pergamino Cafe

Drop by Pergamino Cafe for a breakfast date. This cute cafe serves amazing coffee and breakfast foods, and has a laid back atmosphere.

From pizza bagels to breakfast crepes, you won’t want to miss trying this place.

The cafe is also minutes away from Parque Lleras, where you can stroll around bookstores, shops, or relax on the benches enjoying free Wifi! 

Photo by: Nick Fewings

9. Have a Jazz and Pizza Night At El Acontista

Enjoy pizza and wine while listening to jazz music at El Acontista.

This hidden gem restaurant has live jazz music on Mondays, and a bookstore open during the day. It has a cozy atmosphere, delicious food, and great prices so it’s definitely worth a visit. 

Romantic Things To Do In Medellin

10. Watch The City Lights From Envy Rooftop 

Head to Envy Rooftop to enjoy sushi and cocktails at one of Medellin’s nightlife hotspots.

This trendy rooftop bar is located on top of a hotel so you’ll get exceptional views of the city lights at night!

The bar has delicious food, live music, and an overall great atmosphere for a romantic night out. 

Medellin City View At Night
Envy Rooftop Bar, Medellin (Photo by: Chrishaun Byrom)
Romantic Things To Do In Medellin

11. Try Authentic Cuisine On A Food Tour

If you’re a foodie couple, take a private food tour to try out all of Medellin’s local delicacies!

From buñuelos to arepas, there’s plenty of amazing dishes you won’t want to miss trying out while in Medellin.

This private food tour stops by street food vendors, taverns, and more to give you the best taste of Medellin. 

Street Food in Medellin
Street Food Vendor in Medellin (Photo by: Rizvi Rahman)
Romantic Things To Do In Medellin

12. Go Salsa Dancing at Son Havana Bar

For a fun night out, go salsa dancing at Son Havana, one of Medellin’s most popular bars!

This Cuban themed salsa bar has live music, dance floors, and a casino. It has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere so it’s a great place even if you don’t have experience salsa dancing!

If you visit during a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, there’s free salsa lessons starting at 7pm. 

Romantic Things To Do In Medellin

13. Go Paragliding Through The Mountains

If you’re an adventurous couple, go paragliding through the mountains of Medellin on an expert guided tour! You’ll get  breathtaking panoramic views of the city and it’s a truly unique experience that you won’t be able to forget.

You can also purchase Go Pro photos and videos to share the experience with the rest of your family! 

Medellin, Colombia
Mountain Views Of Medellin (Photo by: Mike Swigunski)
Romantic Things To Do In Medellin

14. Enjoy Live Rock Music At The Blue Bar

Enjoy live Rock music and drinks at the Blue Bar.

This popular bar in El Poblado has live Rock bands, excellent drinks, and a great atmosphere for a fun night out.

It’s just a block down from Mondongo’s, where you can try some of Medellin’s best authentic Colombian cuisine. 

Romantic Things To Do In Medellin

15. Learn Salsa At Social Club Academia

Take salsa and bachata lessons at Social Club Academia to prepare you for a night of dancing!

This popular dance club is a dance studio by day, and offers free 1 hour dance lessons from Thursday to Saturday.

Once you’re done with the dance classes, drop by the dance club at night to practice your skills! 

salsa dancing
Photo by: Ardian Lumi

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Whether you’re looking to stroll around botanical gardens or go horseback riding through the mountains, Medellin has plenty of romantic activities.

Medellin’s neighborhoods are surrounded by cafes, bookstores, small shops, and excellent restaurants that are ideal for dates.

For more guidance on where to visit, check out our list of things to do at in Medellin at night

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