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TLDR? Homecambios has one of Medellin’s lowest exchange rates and offers secure procedures in private cabins.
When planning your trip to Medellin, don’t forget to change some money to cover planned expenses and other incidentals.
Whether you want to travel to different tourist areas of the city or take a taxi at any time, it’s always best to have some pesos in your pockets.
But where can you safely change money in Medellin? Well, there are several options for you to make your financial transactions without worries.
Here’s a look at the top picks!
First, you must know the money exchanging requirements to avoid drawbacks when buying or selling currencies.
It’s easy and practical. You just might find lines, depending on the time of the day you decide to do it.
Now that you know how to exchange money, let me tell you where to go.
It’s the first place I exchanged money when I landed in Medellin: you can find three Globo Cambio offices at the Jose Maria Cordova International Airport. There’s also another office located on level S1 of the Santafe mall.
The offices are open 24 hours. You also have the option to make the money change from the Globo Cambio website and choose how much, when, and where you’ll pick your money.
Personally, this option saved me in a hurry as I was late for my flight. I just had to stop by the office, pay, and pick up my money without having to bear long waiting lines.
You can book your money up to two days before your trip and have up to 15 days guarantee. That means you can ask for a refund. It’s a good option if you want everything planned for your trip!
Globo Cambio handles the highest exchange rates on this list yet offers high-quality and reliable service.
They handle 54 currencies, some of which are:
Since you can find Globo inside the airport, you don’t have to worry about security, as the staff continuously monitors it.
Address: Vereda, Rionegro, Antioquia
Located in La Frontera Mall in the El Poblado neighborhood, Surcambios Dolares is one of the exchange houses in which you can find other types of Latin American currencies, such as:
Surcambios offers currencies at more reasonable rates than Globo Cambio, including dollars.
The office offers its customers free parking lots and security monitoring permanently.
You can also request a more private place to exchange larger amounts of money if you don’t feel comfortable at the main counter.
Address: Cra. 43A No. 18 Sur – 174 Local 248.
Also located in El Poblado, this one might be convenient depending on your location. They handle exchange rates similar to Surcambios’.
However, Lleras Cambios stands out for its advisory services in trading and currency exchange.
Even though you’re getting paper money, you can use other payment methods such as virtual transfer or QR code. However, you can only do this at the exchange office, and they charge the 4×1000 (A tax implemented by the Colombian national government).
Address: Carrera 41 N° 9-67 Medellín, Colombia
Like all foreign exchange houses on this list, Homecambios is a company authorized by the DIAN (Tax and Customs Office of Colombia) to buy and sell foreign currencies.
They offer one of the lowest exchange rates, competing with houses like Surcambios and Lleras Cambios. Plus, it’s located half a block from El Poblado Park.
Like Global Cambio, it offers the money reserve service and other payment measures such as the Bancolombia App or bank transfer for you to avoid transporting large amounts of cash.
The purchase and sale of currency occur in a private cabin. They also offer security services and parking lots nearby.
Address: Cl 10 #42-63 Edificio Plaza Poblado
Changing your money in Medellin is safe if you go to authorized and reliable establishments! However, there are some recommendations that I think you should take into account when making such transactions:
Now that you know everything you need to change money in Medellin, you‘ll have no problem getting some extra pesos or buying foreign currency for your next trip.
Do a detailed search of each exchange house and choose the one that best fits your budget and location!
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