Park Arvi (Parque Arví) is a huge ecological nature preserve located in the northeast of Medellin.
The park is impressive in size(it covers 16,000 acres), has some prehispanic archeological sites for history buffs and offers endless trails to enjoy(in fact, 54 miles of trails according to its website).
Easily accessible from the city, it is a great place to spend a day or an entire weekend.
No wonder it is equally popular among locals and city visitors altogether. On weekends, it gets fairly crowded near the metrocable station, but the park is so humongous, in no time you could find yourself walking a solitary path with nobody around.
There is a myriad of them tangling and untangling between trees. Without AT’s excellent sense of direction, I would get lost there in a second.
Visiting Park Arví was a perfect day trip. However, the most memorable sight was not the park itself, but the way of getting there by metrocable.
You are gliding above dense forest for more than 4km. Myriad of trees feels like a green sea with occasional waves after an especially strong wind blow. On the way back, we were rewarded with a view of Medellin slowly appearing from afar from the afternoon haze. Just this experience is worth of taking Lane L metrocable there and back.
More pictures from Parque Arví:
More info about Park Arvi (Parque Arví):
- Parque Arví website
- Arví Park from Wikipedia
- Medellin’s Parque Arvi from Colombia Reports
- Parque Arvi from Discover Colombia
Parque Arví on Google Maps:
2 thoughts on “Park Arvi (Parque Arví)”
Great photos, especially the ones of the Metrocable. If you go to Parque Arvi again, you should consider going there via the “backdoor.” It’s a beautiful hike with the absolute best views of Medellin. Best of all you don’t have to hike down because you can take the Metrocable! We shared the route here: https://theunconventionalroute.com/parque-arvi-pan-de-azucar-hike/. Hopefully you can check it out!
Hey Kim and Chris, great to hear from you :). Hope you are enjoying beautiful Colombia. Thank you very much for your excellent suggestion – hiking up to Parque Arvi – definitely keeping it in mind for our next visit to Medellin. BTW, colorful steps to Pan de Azúcar look fantastic. Cheers!