Patio del Mundo is a charming boutique bed & breakfast in the popular neighbourhood of el Poblado, close to a host of bars, restaurants, museums and boutique shops.
A juxtaposition against the high-rises and sprawling buildings of Medellin, Patio del Mundo is an oasis of calm, which guests enjoy as soon as they walk through the door. Colourful plants, textiles and artwork greet guests in the open plan lounge, giving it a distinctly homely feel.
There are just seven individually decorated rooms, each with its own theme and character, showcasing different parts of the world. All of the rooms have large and comfortable beds, en suite bathrooms and two of the rooms also have their own private patios, complete with hammocks.
Patio del Mundo’s showpiece is its magnificent tropical garden though, where guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast, comprised of fresh fruits and legendary Colombian coffee. A wooden decking overlooks wild orchids, mango trees and guests can relax to the sound of chirping birds. There is even a hidden Jacuzzi at the bottom of the garden, which can only be reached by a trail through avocado, banana and orange trees.
Massages, spa treatments and yoga are all available on request and the owners’ pride themselves on their attentive and personalised service. Patio del Mundo is the perfect base for exploring the city, known locally as the ‘City of Eternal Spring’ due to its temperate weather throughout the year.
Patio del Mundo, at a glance
- Charming boutique B&B with only 7 individually styled rooms
- In the chic and trendy area of el Poblado, walking distance to some excellent restaurants and bars
- A stunning tropical garden home to a huge variety of birds and tropical plants
- Delicious fresh produce for breakfast and excellent Colombian coffee
- Beautiful terrace overlooking the gardens, with tables and hammocks
- Homely feel throughout with personalised and friendly service
For leisure and pleasure
- El Poblado is home to a number of excellent, bars, restaurants, shops and museums, many of which are within walking distance of the hotel.
- Take a guided walk through the once infamous ‘Comuna 13’ – once one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods in the city, it has now been rejuvenated and is home to all kinds of street art and is famous for its escalators
- Take time to visit the museum of Antioquia, 136 years old and with more than 5,000 pieces. It is also in front of the famous Plaza Botero – Botero is a renowned Colombian artist who is known for producing ‘bloated’ sculptures.
- Explore the botanical gardens or take a trip on the cable car, which offers some wonderful views of the surrounding hills.
- Take a full day tour to Guatapé and el Penol. Northwest of Medellin, Guatape is a colourful town in the hills and is the starting point for visits to el Penol, a huge rock which looks like a meteorite and is over 200m high. From the top you get spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and lakes.