Medellin is a big city, and the ‘action,’ shall we say, is not concentrated one particular area, unlike it is in some smaller destination cities. To give you an idea, click this link to see a map or the places catering to fellows like us. Zoom out and you’ll see a lot of other places outside of centro. The ‘venues,’ shall we call them, tend to break down into what I will call ‘business models,’ for lack of a better word.
Probably the most popular are the ‘casas,’ which would be euphemistically called ‘massage parlors’ in other places. There are a number of girls on site during business hours, and they will come out and greet you, and you can pick any of them for a private session that will not be just a massage. The facilities at almost all of these places are clean and comfortable, though some are nicer than others. Prices run from around $15 for a half hour on up. These places typically open mid morning, and close early evening.
The main night options are the ‘night clubs’ which offer on site services but in a bar setting, along with pole dancers and other available girls. There are rooms on site for those so inclined. Prices vary somewhat, with the most popular places charging more for drinks and more for the favors of the ladies. Accommodations are usually passable as are the dancers, though tastes vary. These tend to be concentrated in Centro, but I’ve been in one as far away as Itagui and if there was some reason to go further afield, I’m sure there are others in other areas.
Then there are the ‘B’ girls, or ‘ficheras’ as they are called. There are dozens of bars north of Parque Botero where there are girls sitting at tables waiting for someone to buy them a drink and flirt with them. They often get a small beer for a little more than your full size beer and they get a ‘ficha’ or token, which they can cash in for money at the bar. Some get paid to be there and will require a bar fine to take out, others are freelancers and you can make arrangements with them on whatever you can agree upon.
A small step below them are the girls who hang out near short term hotels. You will find some in the area north of Botero, but they are found in larger quantities south of the park, as well as Mayorista south of centro and some other concentrations, not to mention hanging out near the ‘night’ clubs and almost anywhere they might meet a customer. There are other ways to find company, but I’ll save it for another post.