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San Felix, Antioquia
45 minutes from Medellin
16km (10 miles)

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Average 21c (71f)

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San Felix Medellin
A Retreat From The City.

If you’re looking for a retreat away from its buzzing streets of Medellin, San Felix is your perfect destination. elevated above the city, presents awe-inspiring panoramas, an engrossing history, and a genuine insight into regional living. For digital nomads and travelers, an extraordinary journey awaits!
Medellín, renowned for its urban vibrancy, conceals a serene retreat named San Félix. This haven, elevated above the city, presents awe-inspiring panoramas, an engrossing history, and a genuine insight into regional living. For digital nomads and travelers, an extraordinary journey awaits.

History

San Félix, situated to the west of the Bello municipality, fuels a significant portion of the commercial and agricultural economy. The region proudly produces essentials like coffee, rush onion, plantain, potato, tomato, and beans. However, dairy reigns supreme, closely trailed by pork production. The area has given rise to eco-tourism, marked by campgrounds, natural spas, and viewpoints that grant panoramic views of Aburrá Valley. Moreover, San Félix is acclaimed for its paragliding ventures and rich culinary scene.
San Félix, situated to the west of the Bello municipality, fuels a significant portion of the commercial and agricultural economy. The region proudly produces essentials like coffee, rush onion, plantain, potato, tomato, and beans. However, dairy reigns supreme, closely trailed by pork production. The area has given rise to eco-tourism, marked by campgrounds, natural spas, and viewpoints that grant panoramic views of Aburrá Valley. Moreover, San Félix is acclaimed for its paragliding ventures and rich culinary scene.
Geographically, San Félix lies west of Bello. It borders the municipality of San Pedro de los Milagros to the north, with notable villages such as Quitasol, Tierradentro, and La Primavera to the east; Medellín to the south; and San Jerónimo to the west. It’s positioned just 16 km (approximately 9.9 miles) away from Medellín.
With an elevation of 2,510 meters, San Félix boasts a population of slightly above 10,000 inhabitants.
Originally, indigenous communities thrived on the fertile terrains of San Félix. As the Spanish settlers marked their presence in the 16th century, the region transitioned into a pivotal agricultural hub, with coffee cultivation at its core. Throughout the centuries, San Félix has preserved its cultural legacy, inviting visitors on a captivating trip through history.

Things To Do in San Felix

Jardin offers a wide range of activities for visitors to enjoy. From exploring the town’s historical landmarks to immersing in its natural beauty, Jardin has something for everyone. Here are some of the activities you can do in and around Jardin:

Paragliding San Felix

San Felix is well know for its Paragliding activities, many locals and tourists come to San Felix to experience the thrill of paragliding high in the mountains of Bello. This sought-after destination promises optimal flying conditions complemented by picturesque landscapes. Novices and seasoned paragliders flock here for unmatched adventures. Engage in tandem flights with expert pilots to safely hover above the verdant expanse of the Aburrá Valley and the adjoining mountains. Flight durations vary from 15, 20, and 30-minute sessions. Among the several flight service providers, “Parapente San Félix” is well known in San Felix. 

Explore the Town's Historical Landmarks

Jardin is known for its well-preserved colonial architecture, with colorful houses adorned with intricate balconies and ornate facades. You can take a stroll through the town’s cobbled streets and marvel at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, a grand church with a pink façade and intricate carvings. You can also visit the Parque Principal, the town’s main square, which is surrounded by historic buildings and offers a glimpse into Jardin’s cultural heritage.

Trekking & Hiking

San Félix is a trekkers’ paradise, blessed with diverse terrains and panoramic vistas of the Medellín Valley. Trails cater to all proficiency levels, and as explorers tread, they’re enveloped in the area’s natural charm and historical essence. Along the paths, local stalls offer Colombian delicacies. Ending a trek during dusk unveils mesmerizing views of the illuminated city below, encapsulating the enchantment of San Félix. Notable trails include Serranía de las Baldías, Cerro quita sol, Páramo Las Baldías, and the San Felix-Voladero-Bello trail, which features a captivating waterfall.

Mirador San Felix

The Mirador de San Félix provides a panoramic view of Medellín, juxtaposing the city’s towering skyscrapers against its enclosing mountains. Positioned around 30-40 minutes from the city’s heart, this viewpoint is accessible by both personal and public transport. It’s an ideal spot for photography, but visitors are advised to prioritize daytime visits and exercise caution with personal items.

Paintball in San Felix

San Felix, is emerging as a hotspot for adrenaline-seeking tourists in addition to the Paragliding, paintball stands out. Set against the backdrop of Colombia’s breathtaking landscapes, San Felix offers a unique paintball experience that combines the thrill of the game with panoramic views. This isn’t just an ordinary match; it’s an adventure that immerses participants. Engage in strategic warfare in a Call of Duty-inspired paintball match.

Restaurants & Drinks

Dining choices abound near the Parapente zone. Alternatively, the San Félix Mirador hosts a quaint eatery, perfect for relishing hot chocolate or savoring traditional Colombian dishes.

How To Get To San Felix

San Felix is about 30-40 minutes from Medellin and is easily reachable by Bus or Car. Below are your options of transportation to get to San Felix. 

Bus: Depart from Terminal Del Norte in Medellín and board a bus bound for San Félix. A one-way ticket typically costs 7 mil

Car: From Poblado area in Medellín, a 30-45 minute drive leads to San Félix. Simply input “Parapente San Felix” in your GPS