Frontino is a colombian municipality located eastside of the Department of Antioquia. It was founded in 1806, in a small farm area previously occupied by the Arias Guzmán Family. Years later, in 1842, several inhabitants of other municipalities of the Department came to Frontino, which sparked a slow but constant growth both in population and in economy.The municipality is named after some strange white marks in the face of many of the animals of the region. Several descendants of the Embera Katios culture still reside within the city. They retain their culture and produce crafts and host cultural events.
Travel tips for Frontino
As with any other city in the world, it is advised you keep your personal belongings close and don't wander on your own late at night.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.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 Frontino
Frontino is an attractive destination all year long.
Climate in Frontino
Frontino has different climates in its vicinity, but the average annual temperature of the municipality is of 69.8°F. It rains often all year long.
Things to do in Frontino
Nightlife in Frontino
We currently do not posses information regarding bars or clubs in Frontino.
Where to eat in Frontino
Location: Carrera 36 #18-59 Horario: Unknown Price: Unknown Restaurant which specializes in grilled meat, and makes and sells craft chorizos and sausages.
London Restaurante Bar
Location: Carrera 35 # 19- 54 Esquina Horario: 15:00 to 22:00 Price: Unknown Restaurant with a varied menu and different dishes to choose from.
The tourist places to see in Frontino are
Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Carmen
Neo Gothic building with a beautiful frontis. It was designed by two carmelite architects: Brother Andrés Lorenzo Huarte and Brother Daniel Puelles del Niño Jesús. The temple was consecrated as a Minor Basilica with a ceremony the 4th of September of 2010.
The things to do in Frontino
The Orchids National Natural Park
Location: Between the municipalities of Frontino, Abriaqui and Urrao Big park with beautiful mountains, animals and plants. It is known for its extensive variety of orchids. The parks principal ecosystem is the tropical moist broadleaf forests.
Typical dishes in Frontino
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 Frontino
Frontino by train
There is no passenger train service that currently operates a route through Frontino.
Frontino by flight
Frontino doesn't have an aiport of its own. The closest one is the José María Córdova International Airport located in Ríonegro, serving Medellín, 3 hours away by bus.
Frontino by bus
In order to reach Frontino you must take highway to the sea which begins from the northern terminal of Medellín. The trip can take between 3 and 4 hours by bus.
Accomodations in Frontino
Hotel Señor Real
Location: Cra. 36 #2284 Price: Unknown A medium sized hotel with simple rooms for a modic price.
Hotel Claro de Luna
Location: Cra. 36 #2213 Price: Unknown House-Hotel with comfortable rooms which include TV and a private bathroom. You can ask for more information by calling to their contact number: +57 311 2629090.
We currently do not posses information regarding luxury accomodations in Frontino.
Important dates in Frontino
Feast of the Nutibara Cacique
Bi-annual celebration hosted in the Nutibara corregimiento, in memory of one of the wealthiest and more influential native warchief of the Antioquia Department.
Feast of the Panela
Traditional celebration in honor of the Panela, a sweet snack made out of sugar, which is very popular in the region. During the feast several cultural and social activities are hosted, as well as sports tournaments and a traditional beauty pageant.