MEDELLÍN WILL HOST RUBYCONF COLOMBIA 2015
Medellín is the second largest city in
It has over 3 million people and is the capital of the department of
The weather in Medellín is considered to be mild, hence it being known as the 'City of everlasting spring'. Average daily temperatures are 22ºC (71ºF) , range from 15 to 30 degrees Celsius (60º-85ºF).
Medellin has two main airports - Jose Maria Cordova International Airport and Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport.
Getting from Jose Maria Cordova airport to the city
1. Taxis - You will see blue and white taxis located outside the doors when you exit the airport. Although all taxis in Medellin use taxi-meters, the ride to/from the airport is fixed at $60.000COP or a bit more depending on which part of the city your are going to. However, just to be on the safe side, make sure to ask the taxi driver the price before leaving the airport.
2. Colectivos (small buses) - These are shared taxis or mini-buses also located just outside when you exit. Colectivos cost $15.000 COP per person from the airport to El Poblado.
Note: Colectivos will NOT drop you off directly at your destination. Instead they will drop you in front of San Diego Mall. We suggest taking a taxi from this point to your destination.
Getting around the city
1. Taxi -
The fastest and most convenient way is to take a taxi. These taxis are yellow and legally must charge you based on the reading on the taxi meter, so there is no need to negotiate your fare. We recommend that you get a cab using any of the available apps:
Uber also works in Medellin.
Coffee shops and co-working spaces
The best coffeeshops and co-working spaces are located around the Poblado area, these are some you might want to check out:
The conference will be held at
Complejo Ruta N, Calle 67 Nº 52-20
which is easily accessible by taxi, bus and a 5 minute walk away from Universidad Metro station.
The are a bunch of restaurants that are part of Ruta N's complex or short walking distance in which you will be able to find lunch.