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Universidad EAFIT
Carrera 49 # 7 sur -50 Medellín Antioquia Colombia
Carrera 12 # 96-23, oficina 304 Bogotá Cundinamarca Colombia
(57)(4) 2619500 contacto@eafit.edu.co

Tips For Travelers

​General Information

Department: Antioquia

Population: 2,223,660

Temperature: fluctuates between 18ºC and 28ºC / 64ºF and 82.4ºF

Meters above sea level: 1,475

Currency: Colombian pesos

Main economic activity: textile industry, trade and services.

Area: 382 Km²

Latitude: 6º 15' N

Longitude: 75º 36' W

Important Numbers for Visitors:

  • Tourism Undersecretariat: (57) (4) 385-6966

  • José María Córdova Airport: (57) (4) 287-4028

  • Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport: (57) (4) 365-6100

  • Intermunicipal Bus Terminals: (57) (4) 361-1499

  • Medellín Convention & Visitors Bureau: (57) (4) 261-6060

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What to Wear


Light cotton clothing is recommended in Medellin, which has a temperate climate without significant fluctuations in temperature. If you plan to travel to nearby towns at higher elevations, the temperature will be cooler and you will want to dress more warmly. Casual attire is generally acceptable in Medellin. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes when visiting tourist sites. Ties are not compulsory for men at restaurants, while formalwear is appropriate when attending special events.

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Emergency Numb​ers

For the fire department, 4th Army Brigade and health and traffic -related emergencies and to report accidents, dial 123.

  • ​DAS: (57) (4) 341-5710

  • ​Civil Defense: (57) (4) 311-2571

  • Traffic Police: (57) (4) 437-4802

  • ​Metropolitan Police: (57) (4) 123​​​