Puente De Occidente
Puente de Occidente is a suspension bridge located in Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia aproximately 2 hour drive north of Medellin. The bridge connects the municipalities of Olaya and Santa Fe de Antioquia. The bridge is the main attraction in Santa Fe.
How to get there?
Unless you have your own car, misertravel recommends taking the bus/collectivo that leaves from Medellin Metro Caribe Station. Leave your valuables and only take what you need. Street vendors and the Colombian police may board your bus randomly on route at checkpoints to check for ID. You will notice that regularly if you commuting in Colombia as well. This is normal. Misertravel always has a drivers license, a copy of passport bio page, copy of entry stamp page into Colombia and hotel contact info ready.
Go to the Bus terminal at Caribe Metro Station by train or taxi. Try to get there for early morning departures. The bus destination names are clearly label, and most employees and patrons can point to the stations you looking for. The bus from Medellin to Santa Fe cost about 12,000 COL Pesos. If you take the 8:00AM bus you should arrive around 10AM in Santa Fe.
When You arrive, you will find transportation to the bridge. It’s 10,000 pesos for the quick taxi ride to the bridge. For an extra 10,000 pesos, the driver provided a tour (recommended) to show you how to safely climb the steep bridge for the best view.
Souvenirs are low in cost in Santa Fe.