Weather in Medellín in February

Joanne Owen

written by
Joanne Owen

updated 24.04.2024

Though known as the “City of Eternal Spring", the Colombian city of Medellín sees some seasonal variations in temperature and rain. So, if you’re thinking of visiting, read on to find out everything you need to know about the weather in Medellín in February, along with tips on what to see and do during this warm, dry season month.


Is February a good time to visit Medellin?

Warm and still in the dry season, the pleasant weather in Medellín in February — along with a decrease in visitor numbers from December and January — make it a great month to visit.

However, it’s worth noting that while the city experiences more sunshine and less rainfall compared with the upcoming wet season, occasional afternoon showers are likely, so you might want to bring a brolly and light raincoat.

With the city returning to its regular pace after the more frenzied holiday season, visiting in February is a great time to explore Medellín’s botanical gardens, and outdoor markets without peak season crowds.

The same is true of visits to popular attractions like Pueblito Paisa and Parque Explora — more on them later.

Interested in visiting Medellín? Talk to our local Colombia experts to kick-start creating your dream trip. 

Metropolitan cathedral church in Medellin, Colombia © Shutterstock

Warm and part of the dry season, the weather in Medellín in February starts to shift to the wet season © Shutterstock

Average temperatures in Medellin in February

As befitting its "City of Eternal Spring" moniker, Medellín experiences warm temperatures in February, with average daytime highs around 25°C to 28°C (77°F to 82°F). At night, this drops to an average range of 16°C -18°C (61°F to 64°F). 

Editor’s tip: for a bigger picture of the weather, read up on the best time to visit Colombia.

What about the crowds and cost?

Overall, while Medellín in February is relatively busy — especially with international tourists coming to escape colder climates — it’s not overwhelmingly so.

This month can be seen as a shoulder season. It’s a time when the city experiences a steady flow of visitors but with fewer crowds than during the peak season, especially compared with December and January, when holiday festivities and end-of-year vacations attract stacks of visitors.

This means you’ll be able to enjoy the city's cultural attractions and outdoor activities with fewer crowds, along with potentially lower prices for accommodation and flights.

Set on taking a trip at this time of year? Discover some of the best places to visit in February.

Medellin, Colombia

Medellín, Colombia © Shutterstock

Unforgettable customisable Colombia itineraries

If you fancy seeing a rewarding range of Colombia, consider taking a trip that’s been curated by a Rough Guides' local expert.

As revealed in our guide to back-packing Colombia, going it alone takes some planning and can present challenges. In contrast, taking the Rough Guides’ route means our experts will take care of planning an unforgettable trip that’s been 100% tailored to your preferences.

Here are a few sample itineraries to spark inspiration:

  • Magnificent Colombian Highlights (11 days): from exploring bustling Bogota and charming Cartagena, to uncovering the natural wonders of Puerto Narino and Medellín’s vibrant culture, this trip is rich in experiences and magnificent in nature. 
  • Fascination Colombia - Medellín and Cartagena (11 days): this immersive two-centre trip will see you divide your time between Medellin and Cartagena, with each base offering opportunities to experience a richness of Colombian culture, from taking authentic cooking classes, to exploring the great outdoors on horseback.
  • Unforgettable Colombia - cities, coffee and islands (13 days): encompassing Colombia's three main areas, including the capital, Bogotá, the beautiful colonial town of Villa de Leyva, and Cartagena, this diverse trip will see you uncover coffee culture in lush hillsides and valleys before blissing out on the idyllic Islas del Rosario.
Bogota, Colombia © mehdi33300/Shutterstock

Rough Guides' trips can take you from Bogota (pictured) to Medellín © mehdi33300/Shutterstock

What to do and see in Medellin in February

Considering the pleasant weather and moderate visitor numbers in Medellín in February, here are some of the best activities and attractions to enjoy.

Explore picturesque Pueblito Paisa

Perched atop Nutibara Hill, Pueblito Paisa is a enchanting replica of a traditional Antioquian village. Visit for fantastic views of the city, and cultural immersion.

Designed to evoke the spirit and colourful architecture of early 20th-century Colombian towns, it offers insights into the region's rural life and traditions, with craft and food stalls selling artisanal produce.

Take the MetroCable to explore Parque Arví

For panoramic views of the city and the surrounding mountains, take a ride on the MetroCable.

Continue to Parque Arví, a large ecological nature reserve — the ideal place to hike, picnic, and enjoy the outdoors in this warm month.


Cable car, Medellin, Colombia © Shutterstock

Explore Comuna 13

Famous for its street art, outdoor escalators, and community resilience, join a guided tour to learn about the transformation of Comuna 13, one of Medellín's most vibrant neighbourhoods.

Eat and drink your way around El Poblado

The upscale neighbourhood of El Poblado is a great place to sample local and international cuisine.

Located in the south-eastern part of Medellín, it’s one of the city's most affluent areas, with pretty Parque Lleras surrounded by a huge wide variety of restaurants, bars, cafes, and clubs.

Go on a day trip to Guatapé

Located in the Antioquia region of Colombia, approximately 50 miles east of Medellín, gorgeous Guatapé is known for its colourful houses adorned with unique bas-reliefs called zócalos.

After exploring its pretty streets, head to El Peñol Rock (La Piedra del Peñol) — a must-visit attraction around these parts. 

After climbing 700 steps to reach the top of this massive, iconic granite rock, you’ll be rewarded with breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding lakes and islands.

Still making up your mind? Read up on the best things to do in Colombia.

Colorful houses in Guatape Colombia

Colourful houses in Guatape, Colombia © Barna Tanko/Shutterstock

Visit Medellin in different months

To be better informed before booking your trip, find out what to expect of the weather in Medellín around the year.

  • January: falling within the dry high season, January sees warm days, low rainfall and a decrease on December’s crowds.
  • March: expect more rain as the region transitions to the wet season, with warm daytime temperatures, and pleasantly mild mornings and evenings.
  • April: offering lush scenery, this month sees increased rain, relatively few visitors, and warm daytime temperatures.
  • May: high season is on the horizon, so visit in May for lower prices, smaller crowds, comfortable temperatures and blooming greenery as a result of the rain.
  • June: this month sees the start of the summer high season and heralds warmer temperatures that invite outdoor adventuring during a mini-dry season.
  • July: sitting at the height of the dry, summer high season, expect lively festivals, larger crowds and higher costs.
  • August: part of the high summer season period, extra crowds visit for the famous flower festival
  • September: this month sees Medellín shift back into the wetter season, with a mix of sunny days and increased rainfall in the afternoon.
  • October: despite increased rain, the city maintains its "Eternal Spring" temperatures. Explore outdoors in the morning and enjoy cultural activities during wetter afternoons.
  • November: one of the wettest periods of the year, this shoulder-season month offers small crowds and green scenery.
  • December: hola full-on festive high season! Attracting peak visitor numbers, December is stacked with events and sees the city shift back to the dry season.
Joanne Owen

written by
Joanne Owen

updated 24.04.2024

Joanne is a Pembrokeshire-born writer with a passion for the nature, cultures and histories of the Caribbean region, especially Dominica. Also passionate about inspiring a love of adventure in young people, she’s the author of several books for children and young adults, hosts international writing workshops, and has written articles on the Caribbean and inspirational community initiatives for Rough Guides. Follow her @JoanneOwen on Twitter and @joanneowenwrites on Instagram.

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