Along the outskirts of Envigado, one of Medellin’s most traditional sectors, is a park called El Salado. For 5,000 pesos, you have access to nature trails, small natural pools to swim in, and playground equipment for kids. It makes a great escape from the city and a good place for a budding photographer like me to practice some of the new techniques I’m learning in class.
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To get to Parque El Salado, jump on the metro to the Envigado stop. Walk outside and look for green buses that say “El Salado” on the signs in front. They’ll drop you off right at the entrance. Don’t worry about bringing food, there are several vendors inside the park.