Accommodation & Visitor Information


The organization of the 50th ICA Conference has made booking arrangements at discounted rates with Hotel Estelar Milla de Oro in the neighborhood of El Poblado.

The discounted rate per single room, per night, including breakfast has been set at $313,488 COP (approximately 94€/105USD).  Double rooms have a rate of $367,135 COP (approximately 110€/125USD).

These prices are guaranteed strictly until October 12th, 2016

We highly recommend that once your registration is approved, you proceed with making a reservation using the booking code provided by the Secretariat. You may always cancel later.

Visitor Information

  • Capital: Bogotá
  • Official Language: Spanish
  • Total population: 47.704.427 people
  • Time zone: COT (UTC-5)

More travel information can be found here.

For those accompanying you during this conference, the city of Medellín holds great beauty and culture to be enjoyed. To find out more please visit this guide.

Medical/Emergency Contacts

The international emergency calling number is 123, It can be dialed on most GSM phones even if the phone is locked. For a more personal assistance, you may ask the hotel reception for a list of medical professionals.

Passports and Customs

A valid passport entitles EU and North American citizens to a three-month stay in Colombia. Citizens of other countries should check with a Colombian diplomatic representative in their home country. Additional passport information can be found here.

Restaurant recommendations

Although Hotel Estelar Milla de Oro has a very enjoyable restaurant and bar, you may wish to try one of these restaurants conveniently located near the hotel:


Airport Service

The airport is located in the region of Rionegro 29 km (18 miles) southeast of the center of the city of Medellin.

Buses, minibuses and taxis connect the airport to different parts of the metropolitan area of Medellin. The average journey to the center is 40 minutes

Taxi service can be requested by phone at no additional cost. These are equipped with meters that tell you to pay the fare. The approximate cost for the trip airport/city center Medellin is $ 60,000 COP (approximately 18€/20USD).

TAXI service

To avoid unnecessary surprises, we recommend that you ask the hotel welcome desk to order a taxi for you; they make arrangements for larger taxis as well to accommodate a higher number of travelers.

Taxi fares for 2016:

Starting fare:COP $2,700.

Each 78 meters:COP $83.

Each 60 seconds (standing):COP $83.

EMinimum fare:COP $4,600.

Hired private taxi (per hour):COP $24,000.

To the Jose Maria Cordova Airport:COP $60,000.

UBER is also available in the city.