Our Location

San Felix – Just outside Medellin

Paragliding Medellin is located in a charming mountain town called San Felix just 40 minutes from downtown Medellin.

Our address is KM 6 VIA San Felix, Restaurante EL VOLADERO (second floor), La Palma, Bello, Antioquia, Colombia. (100 meters before the toll)

Our office is painted blue and yellow and is located on the second floor of the first building you see as you enter the parking lot. We are pleased to provide you with three transportation options to allow you to arrive at our offices at your convenience. Transportation costs are not included in the price of flight.

Paragliding Medellin

Transportation Options

On Your Own

Taxi or Metro & Bus

There are two ways to arrive at San Felix on your own – a taxi or by metro and bus. The metro will take about one hour to reach La Aurora from downtown Medellin, and from there you will need to take a taxi or bus up to San Felix (about 15 minutes).

Please beware that it can be challenging to find a taxi or bus to take you back into town from San Felix after you finish your flight.

Recommended

Aurora Shuttle Service

The most cost-effective and exciting option. Experience Medellin’s award-winning public transportation and view its colorful barrios from the air before being greeted by our friendly staff at the La Aurora station to be transferred by shuttle to our office in San Felix.

No-stress

Private Transfer

Don’t want to figure out the metro? We can pick you up and drop you off from the door of your hotel so you can travel in comfort. Our private transfer services must be booked at least 24 hours in advance in order to plan for your pickup.

Aurora Shuttle Service (Recommended)

We are thrilled to offer you a comfortable and affordable option to reach our offices by metro and shuttle. You can access the Paragliding Medellin office through the La Aurora metro station, at the top of the Metrocable (Line J/Yellow Line) that starts at San Javier.

To reach the La Aurora station, you can take the metro and metro cable to reach the Paragliding Medellin office. From anywhere in Medellin, find the nearest metro station and ask at the ticket window for dos pasajes de Metro (two Metro tickets). These should cost $4800 COP total or $2400 COP each and are enough to take you up to the top of the Metrocable and back down to your original station when you are done.

Ride from your station to the San Antonio station (intersection of Lines A and B), then transfer to the Line B (Orange Line) in the direction of San Javier. Ride the metro six stops to the San Javier station (end of Line B) and transfer to Metrocable Line J (Yellow Line). You do not need to pay again to take the Metrocable, as it is a part of the metro line. Ride three stops in the gondola up to La Aurora as you gaze in awe at the city below you. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to peek into Medellin’s colorful barrios and to get a taste of the sensation that awaits you as you sail over the city while paragliding.

 

When you arrive at La Aurora, walk out of the station through the turnstile, where you will be greeted by our friendly staff! You may even be lucky enough to be met by Ruben Fly himself, at the helm of his trusty blue van printed with the Paragliding Medellin logo. Ruben or one of his staff will escort you by comfortable shuttle up to the Paragliding Medellin office and back to the metro when your flight is finished. The price of this service is $4 USD (12,000 COP) each direction. This saves you the hassle of trying to find a taxi or trying to understand the rural bus system. Keep your adrenaline high and save money by letting us organize your transport.

The total transportation time with this method is estimated to be an hour each direction. The total cost is estimated to be under $10 USD per person for transportation – not included in the cost of the flight.

Private door-to-door transport

Depending on the size of your group, our personal driver will arrive at your accommodations at the time you designated with either a car or a van to transport you to San Felix. The cost for this service is $40 (120.000 COP) USD total round trip for groups of 1-4 people and is not included in the cost of the flight. If your group is larger than five people, special rates apply. Please inquire for more information if you are traveling with a large group.

From Poblado, the transportation to San Felix will take approximately 45 minutes each direction, depending on traffic. We will provide a professional driver who will transfer you to and from our launch site in comfort so you can avoid the hassle of the metro and taxi drivers.

Via Taxi or Bus

To arrive at the Paragliding Medellin office on your own, you can choose to hail your own taxi or to take the metro. However, even though it is easy to call a taxi to take you to the office from the downtown area, it is very hard or impossible to find a taxi to bring you back down. To get back to town, you will need to wait by the road for the rural bus (every 30 minutes) or call a taxi service, which will charge you a fee for coming to our offices.

To arrive at our offices, you can hail any taxi off the street in Medellin and pay the metered price – usually 60,000 COP – by telling them to go to San Felix and asking for Ruben Fly when you arrive. Make sure they turn on the meter rather than offering you a flat rate. It will take between 30-60 minutes to reach our office from Medellin. If you cannot find our office on the second floor, ask for Ruben Fly at Restaurante Voladero so that you can complete your reservation at the Paragliding Medellin office. Approximate cost: $50 per person roundtrip.

 

If you are on a budget, you can also take the metro and metro cable to reach the Paragliding Medellin office. From anywhere in Medellin, find the nearest metro station and ask at the ticket window for dos pasajes de Metro (two Metro tickets). These should cost $4800 COP total or $2400 COP each and are enough to take you up to the top of the Metrocable and back down to your original station when you are done. To reach our offices, you must take the Metrocable (included in the Metro line, so you don’t need to pay twice) up to La Aurora, then take a taxi or local bus the rest of the way (15 minutes) to our offices.

You can enter the metro from any station in downtown Medellin. Ride to the San Antonio station (intersection of Lines A and B), then transfer to the Line B (Orange Line) in the direction of San Javier. Ride the metro six stops to the San Javier station (end of Line B) and transfer to Metrocable Line J (Yellow Line). You do not need to pay again to take the Metrocable, as it is a part of the metro line. Ride three stops in the gondola up to La Aurora as you gaze in awe at the city below you. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to peek into Medellin’s colorful barrios and to get a taste of the sensation that awaits you as you sail over the city while paragliding. When you arrive at La Aurora, walk out of the station through the turnstile and hail a taxi or local bus to reach the Paragliding Medellin offices. Tell the bus or taxi driver to drop you at Restaurante Voladero or Paragliding Medellin. When you arrive, don’t forget to ask for Ruben Fly and complete your check-in at the second-floor office of Paragliding Medellin. The total transportation time with this method is estimated to be an hour each direction. Approximate cost: $20 USD per person roundtrip.

Our office

Our office is located on the second floor of the first building you see when you enter the parking lot at San Felix. You will see a winding staircase leading to a blue and yellow building.

Ask for Ruben Fly and make sure you greet his puppy, Nacho, before checking in for your flight with Paragliding Medellin. Ruben and his team will escort you to the ramp so you can begin preparations for the thrill of a lifetime.

Ruben Fly
Tandem Instructor APPI
Register No. 11336 Association of
Paragliding pilots and instructors.
Instructor Tandem Nacional Fedeaereos
Registration No. COL-826-PG
Tandem flights

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Flying since 1992
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San Félix - Medellín