Mutatá is a colombian municipality located in the Urabá subregion in the Department of Antioquia, inhabited mostly by recently freed slaves, but it came to be known as Mutatá by 1944, and was then erected as a municipality in 1951.Nowadays it is a town dedicated to agriculture and ranching, and is known for its production of bananas and milk.
Travel tips for Mutata
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 the jungle- 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 Mutata
If you are interested in ecotourism, we recommend you visit Mutatá during the summer, in particular during the dry season, to better enjoy trips and excursions outside of town. We also recommend you visit Mutatá either in Juno, to participate in the feast of the River, or in July, to coincide with the Farmer's Feast.
Climate in Mutata
Climate in Mutatá is warm and humid, with an average annual temperature of 82.4?. The dry season is during January and February, whilst the months with the most rain are May and October.
Things to do in Mutata
Nightlife in Mutata
We currently do not posses information regarding nightlife in Mutatá.
Where to eat in Mutata
Restaurante el Conductor
Location: Carretera Mutatá-Chigorodó Hours: Unknown Price: Unknown Restaurant located in the highway. It functions as a resting point for travelers and offers takeaway food.
The tourist places to see in Mutata are
Location: Downtown Mutatá Hours: All day long Price: Free entrance Main Plaza of Mutatá, which is decorated by two monuments, one dedicated to motherhood and the other to the craft of wood.
The things to do in Mutata
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.
Outside Mutatá Hours: Unknown Price: Unknown Small river near Mutatá. Under its waterfall you can find a natural pool with clear waters which is frequented by tourists looking to relax and to enjoy nature.
Typical dishes in Mutata
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 Mutata
Mutata by train
There is currently no passenger train service that has Mutatá as a destination.
Mutata by flight
Mutatá has an airfield operated by the military. The closest commertial airport is the Los Cedros Airport, located two hours away from Mutatá via the highway by the sea.
Mutata by bus
Mutatá is connected to other colombian towns and cities through the highway to the sea, from which you can easily reach Medellín within 4 hours, which is the capital of the Department of Antioquia. From there you will be able to easily reach any other destination in Colombia.
Accomodations in Mutata
Hotel Puerta del Caribe
Location: a 4-117, Cra. 5 #41 Price: Unknown Comfortable and secure hotel in the highway leading to the sea. It offers low-cost lodgings for the casual traveler and offers wi-fi.
Hotel Linda Mariana
Location: a 5-139, Cl. 10 #5-1 Price: Unknown Hotel Linda Mariana offers rooms with private bathroom and wi-fi.
We currently do not posses information regarding luxury accomodations in Mutatá.
Important dates in Mutata
Feasts of the river
Celebration which honors the influence of the river in the lives of its inhabitants. Several cultural activities are hosted, such as, concerts, gastronomical and dance festivals, a Department-wide beauty pageant, and many other activities which generate a festive mood in all the town.