In recent times, Medellín has become popular as a tourist destination and it’s thriving nightlife, scenery and array of sports and pastimes make it a favoured choice for many.

HomeAway has a wide selection of holiday rentals in Medellín with El Poblado, Envigado and Laureles being particular favourites with national and international travellers alike.

El Poblado

El Poblado is an upscale neighbourhood, which is located south of the city centre. Vibrant and prestigious, it is the home of Medellín’s elite and features luxurious apartments and bijou hotels as well as a host of bars, restaurants and nightclubs which centralise around the Zona Rosa, meaning that lively nights out can be easily found but can also be avoided if desired.

However, in building the area up, the residents have also added nature paths and parks making El Poblado the ideal setting for a holiday. Transport links are in abundance with buses, taxis and the metro links being in close proximity and whilst many of the surrounding districts are still considered unsafe for visitors, El Poblado is among the safest.

Most closely resembling cities such as Miami or Los Angeles, there is also shopping, thriving businesses and on-trend services such as yoga studios and beauty parlours.


Envigado is the closest thing to the suburbs in Medellín and is a favourite among visitors who want to be close to the nightlife and vibrancy of nearby El Poblado but also able to escape it when required.

The area is infamous for being the birthplace of Pablo Escobar but throughout the entire area, there is a high desire to move on from the chequered history and there are now nightspots and chic restaurants with al fresco dining being a favourite pastime.

The Envigado Church is a favourite visitors spot as is the Otraparte Museum, whilst the Parque Envigado features many public events and festivals.  From Envigado there are tracks into the hills where there are miles of hiking routes for both beginners and more experienced walkers and climbers.


Laureles has the look of an Italian suburban city and many flock to it as a result of the stunning architecture. Designed some 60 years ago by German architect Karl Brunner and Paisa Artist Nel Gomez their aim was to create a unique and admired area.

It’s easy to get lost in the winding streets and many wooded and green areas, however if a visitor is able to stay on the path, there is a lot to see and do.

The comuna is home to the only professional football stadium, the Atanasio Girardot but which also offers a host of sporting and athletic activities for visitors including basketball courts, swimming pools, skate parts, and areas for dancing.

There are scores of restaurants serving both national and international dishes, along with a host of vibrant nightclubs in the LA70 district.