Parque El Salado Photo Essay

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.

Parque El Salado Envigado Medellin

white flowers Parque El Salado

ants Parque El Salado

Purple flowers Parque El Salado Envigado

Green Parque El Salado

Yellow flower Parque El Salado Envigado

To see more photos, visit the Flickr photostream.

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. 


  • Lori Bonnell

    These are BEAUTIFUL!!!

  • Wow getting MUCH better! You’re paying attention not only to composition, but also background colour/textures… very nice!

  • Thanks Lori! Your’e sweet :)

  • Thank you Dave!!!

  • Looks great! 

  • Ed

    Great park!  These are amazing Jasmine!!!  Can I ask what type of camera you’re using?

  • Thanks Ed! For now I’m using a Canon PowerShot SX130 IS. I want to learn on this camera before I invest in something more expensive and heavier.

  • Would love to practice me photography with you.  I took a class at the beginning of the year but feel like I haven’t practice that much.  One time I went with one of my classmates to shoot at a botanical garden.  That was tons of fun.

  • It’s definitely one of those skills that will only become better with practice!