Dabeiba is a colombian municipality located in the Department of Antioquia. The city was founded on the 3rd of November of 1850, and it’s located in a territory previously occupied by the Katíos people. The settlement was named after Dabeiba Hernández, a colombian lady which sheltered the first spanish pioneers. A different account states the name comes from a Katío deity of the same name, who taught the natives everything they knew about their way of life. Debeiba became a fluvial port over the Morindó River, and its settlement contributed to the Expansion of Antioquia to the north-west of the colombian territory.Nowadays Dabeiba has around 23 000 residents, and its economy is based in agriculture and the wood industry, and is widely known for its many natural heritage sites.
Travel tips for Dabeiba
If you have planned to move around the regions in Colombia, you might be asked to have the yellow fever vaccine. Other vaccines that you should consider -in case you travel to rainforest areas- are the tetanus vaccine and the hepatitis A/B.Dabeibas was designated as a transition area for the reinsertion of former FARC members to civilian life. Therefore, the topic is rather sensible for most of the locals.The electric current kind used in Colombia is 110-volt AC (110 V), with a frequence of 60 Hz. We recommend you to have a plug adapter if you travel to places that use other voltage to avoid that the electronic devices suffer a short-circuit and don't work.
Best time to visit Dabeiba
Recomendamos visitar Dabeiba en Octubre, para coincidir con la Fiesta de la Raza Indígena, una de las celebraciones más importantes de la ciudad.
Climate in Dabeiba
Dabeiba has a tropical rainforest climate, which is very warm and humid. The annual temperature is around 78.8°F. The rainfall is heavy all year long, although there is a dry season from January to February.
Things to do in Dabeiba
Nightlife in Dabeiba
Parche Pilsen Dabeiba
Location: #9-1 a, Cl. 8 #959 Horario: 4 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Price: Unknown Club with an ample dance floor to enjoy the best rumba in town.
Where to eat in Dabeiba
Restaurante Bar Casa Dabaibe
Location: Cra. 10 #869 Horario: 7:30 a.m. - 09:00 p.m. Price: Unknown Rated as one of the best restaurants in Dabaibe. It offers breakfasts and has a varied menu to choose from. It also has a gift shop where you can buy local crafts.
The tourist places to see in Dabeiba are
St. Laura Montoya Sanctuary
Horario: Until dawn Price: Free entrance Sanctuary consecrated to St. Catherine of Siena, a colombian nun who dedicated her life to the evangelization of several colombian towns and cities, and was named a Saint by Pope Francis the 12th of May of 2013.
The things to do in Dabeiba
Paramillo National Natural Park
Location: Outside of Dabeiba Horario: Unknown Price: Unknown National Reserve located at the northern part of the Eastern Andean Mountain Range of Colombia. The park’s extension give it very diverse climates, which can be extreme. It includes ecosystems such as andean moors, rainforests and mountain woods. Several rivers, such as the Verde and Esmeralda, originate in the park.
Location: Outside of Dabeiba Horario: Unknown Price: Unknown Visiting the Mohán caves takes an ecological trip where you can visit and enjoy hot springs and explore a tropical rainforest. If you plan on going through the caves, we strongly recommend you hire a guide and bring flashlights.
House of Culture
A place for the gathering of several artistic expressions in the municipality. It has a library, a classroom for workshops, meetings and conferences, as well as a dance and music saloons.
Typical dishes in Dabeiba
It's a filling food, of unbeatable quantity and variety of flavors. The most representative you can taste in Antioquia region. The main feature is that is served in big plates, full of varied food. In a tray like that you can find beans, pork rind, chorizo, rice, fried eggs, avocado, banana and corn cakes. It's a plate as to be satisfied for a while.
Arroz con pollo
A classic among classics. It's prepared frying the garlic and onion for afterwrds add chicken pre-boiled. Then you add paprika and peas with salt and pepper and spices as you like. At the end you add the rice, and your dish is ready to your delight.
Brevas con arequipe
the breva is simillar to the fig, but not so sweet. To prepare this dish you make an incision to the brevas and boil them in water for 10 min. During the process you add sugar and lemon drops. After boiling, you cut the fig in two without separating them completely. And then you fill it with arequipe (condensed milk).
One of the most traditional dishes is made of banana, vanilla essence, sugar and milk cream. This plate is put in oven until being a sweet delight for lunch time.
It's a typical Colombian soup, but the preparation is different in each region. When you prepare this substantial soup, you boil various meats and vegetables, seasoned with spices of diverse flavors as cumin and pepper. It's a very nutritional dish with a lot of calories, just ideal if you need to reinstate energies after a long route in Medellin.
Arepa de choclo
Choclo is nothing different but corn, also called chocolo. Arepas are little omelette prepared with ground choclo and put on a banana leaf, and roasted later in a grill. Inside you put white cheese, cut in little strips or ground. Ready succulent plate to taste!
How to reach Dabeiba
Dabeiba by train
There isn't a passenger train service currently operating in Dabeiba.
Dabeiba by flight
Debeiba doesn´t have an aiport. The closest one is the Antonio Roldán Betancourt located in Carepa, which mostly operates domestic flights. The Jose María Córdoba International Airport, the biggest one in the country, is just a bit farther away in Rionegro.
Dabeiba by bus
Dabeiba is connected with the rest of the country through highways, one going south to Uramitas and Medellín, and the other going north, to Mutatá. The trip to Medellín, capital of the Antioquia Department, can take up to four hours. From there you will be able to find connections to any other destination in Colombia.
Accomodations in Dabeiba
We currently do not posses information regarding low cost accomodations in Dabeiba.
We currently do not posses information regarding budget accomodations in Dabeiba.
Location: a 11-128, Cra. 11 #112 Price: Starting at 715 000 COP (Habitación Doble) Hotel Amerindia offers a quality service for a modic price. It’s rooms are ample, around 37m², and include beautiful decoration, free wi-fi, a lockbox, tv and a bathroom with shower.
Important dates in Dabeiba
Feast of the Gran and the Return
Feasts that aim to revitalize the cultural and ethnic values of the municipality by promoting the development and healthy recreation of the locals. During the feast activities such as music concerts, sports tournaments and children games are hosted for all to enjoy.