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Medellin to Apartado Bus
The route from Medellin to Apartado is at a distance of 194 mi (312 km) which take approximately 7 hours, travelling by an inter-city bus through the Carretera 62. The terrestrial transportation companies that cover this route are Brasilia and Rapido Ochoa, which provide bus tickets at several rates depending on the service chosen and the comfort the bus gives. The banana and plantain cultivation are the main economic activities of Apartado; even in the indigenous dialect of the area the name Apartado comes from "pata" (banana) and "do" (river). The climate of Apartado is tropical and has precipitations all year, with an annual average temperature of 81 °F (27 °C), even though it reaches easily 90 °F (32 °C) the warmest months.
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Medellin is located at 1495 m a.s.l., just 261 mi (420 kms) away from the capital Bogota. It is known as "The eternal spring city" or the "mountain's capital" nicknames that reflect it's attractive weather. It's history stars a number of indigenous tribes that lived on the region since V b.c. The first contact between the spaniards and the people of the Valley of Aburrá happened in 1541, although due to the lack of precious minerals and the resistance from the locals, the area was initially abandoned.In 1616 Medellín was founded with the name of "Poblado de San Lorenzo". In 1826, Medellín was named as capital of the Antioquia department by the National Congress. Modern day Medellín is a prosperous city in constant industrial and social development.
Part of Antioquia, the Colombian municipality of Apartado was formally founded in 1967, although its origins date from a town founded in 1907. Apartado has diverse parks to visit as the Parque Comfamiliar Camacol that allows to practice all kind of fun activities, the Parque de los Encuentros that wants to position as a place to celebrate cultural events, sports and tourism or the Parque La Martina built in 1969. The typical dishes that you can taste in the municipality are frijoles antioquenos, bandeja paisa, sancocho de gallina o res and desserts as empanadas, piononos or natillas. The most representative festival of Apartado is the Feria del Banano (the banane fair) celebrated in October-November that includes art exhibitions, cavalcades, parades, artisans fair and beauty reign. Other important festivals are the Festival Vallenato and the Dia de la Antioquenidad. Apartado is a city that has a lot of nuances, enjoy your stay getting to know all the activities that this city has for you.