Medellin has made massive progress in both public safety and tourism over the past decades. However, as the city slowly becomes a recognizable tourist destination, there are plenty of places a traveler should not wander either for their own safety or to avoid wasting their time.
Some of these places are the stomping grounds of prostitutes and drug addicts; others are where pickpockets and thieves congregate, or the places embroiled in gang-related violence. There are also places that are blatant tourist traps simply not worth the bother.
Colombia Reports determined the no-go areas based on warnings by the Ombudsman and visits to these neighborhoods.
The remaining levels of caution should not be interpreted as a travel warning, but rather an invitation to explore the city with the appropriate caution.