ECOPARK--- Parque Arvi / Metrocable
The Metrocable from downtown takes you up to Parque Arvi at about 7500 feet of elevation and six miles from downtown. There , as they say, a world away, you can sample some of the world's greatest biodiversity for which Colombia is famous, from Equatorial forest to cloud forest with inspiring lakes, waterfalls, forests, trails, guided expeditions, archaeological sites and coffee to sip and a restaurant and gift shop. Sounds perfect to me and is so very beautiful right next to and above Medellin. The modern brand-new Metrocable takes you skimming on the canopy on its way to the park, with unparalleled views of the mountains above and the city below.
Metrocable is $1.87 but is free if you get to its terminus by Metro. Park is free. It is managed by EPM, our wonderful public utility for which Beatriz works as a tech-librarian..
Orchids in their natural habitat, mushrooms , 76 species of Andean birds, beautiful bountiful
butterflies, hummingbirds, insects and mammals... and college-aged volunteer guides.
|View back to the city...|
|Ultramodern Metro in the station...connects to the metrocable to Parque Arvi.|
The videos and slide shows on this really well-done website will give you an idea. They need a real English speaker to go thru the translations of the text, but you'll get it.
Colombia is all about land management and preservation. It is Green in color and philosophy.