Guatapé

POPULATION: 6.000
TEMPERATURE: 19°C
ALTITUDE: 1.925 m.a.s.l

Just 75km from Medellin, Guatape has traditionally been a favorite weekend retreat for vacationing paisas, but of late has come into being as a destination in its own right. This is in no small part due to the towering monolith of El Peñol that marks the skyline above the Guatape reservoir.

Ideal for hikers and those looking to escape the rigors of the big city, you can enjoy your days here in Guatape strolling through the small town checking out the traditional zocalos, boating on the lake, walking along the malecon or making trips further adrift to places such as Rio Claro refuge.

Guatape’s slow pace of life is to be respected and enjoyed, plan to stay a few days and lose a few more in the warm comfort of small town living in the heart of the natural wonders of the region of Antioquia.

Don’t Miss:

  • Climb El Peñon de Guatapé (The Rock) for amazing views
  • Take a boat trip to visit the Museum House
  • Ride the zip-line over the reservoir

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