GuatapƩ Tour

Guatape, the most popular tourist town close to Medellin

GuatapƩ is a beautiful town, where Colombian traditions feel very alive. It is a place where cobblestone streets and houses evoke the times of Spanish colonization. The smell of coffee floats in the air, while you can enjoy native Antioquian cuisine in the many restaurants located around the Main Park.

To reach GuatapĆ©, you need to travel 79 kilometers from the city of MedellĆ­n. The population is located in eastern Antioquia, and when you arrive in town you’ll feel the welcome cool and temperate climate. So if you are thinking of visiting one of the most beloved towns in Antioquia, this is one of them.

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El PeƱol

This place has the greatest magnetic power to attract tourists. El PeƱol is a monolith, a huge rock that reaches a height of 220 meters. To reach the peak of El PeƱol you’ll need to climb a total of 740 steps. According to studies, the rock is composed of minerals such as quartz, feldspar, and mica. Not visiting El PeƱol is unforgivable, because it has a silent presence inside the town, but it’s known as one of the most iconic rocks in the whole world.

The Rock - GuatapƩ

The lake

When you get to the top of El PeƱol, you’ll see one of the most beautiful views of the Antioquia region. From the top, you can see the entire GuatapĆ© reservoir, you’ll see a great amount of small “islands” are dotted over the landscape. In total it is an area of 2,262 hectares that gives life to one of the biggest hydroelectric plants in the country. Around the reservoir, there are several docks, where people can enjoy the waters or take part in some water sports. There is also a good range of restaurants around the lake. So now that you have seen one of the best views in Colombia, you climb back down El PeƱol and go in search of something else that’s a must do, the Recreational Park “La Culebra”.

On one of the peninsulas of the reservoir, you’ll find the Recreational Park La Culebra, a place where you can experience the nature of the region, finding animals such as squirrels, geese, and ducks. If you like kayaking, here you’ll have the opportunity to do so.

The town & the main park

As already said, the town has a certain traditional and colonial flavor (you will not find many modern houses here). What most characterizes the town is the Church of Our Lady of Carmen. You can see its Baroque architecture and human-sized saints. From the entrance door of the church, you’ll see an emblematic water fountain that echoes the tranquility of the town.

Colourful Pueblo

The town & the main park

As already said, the town has a certain traditional and colonial flavor (you will not find many modern houses here). What most characterizes the town is the Church of Our Lady of Carmen. You can see its Baroque architecture and human-sized saints. From the entrance door of the church, you’ll see an emblematic water fountain that echoes the tranquility of the town.

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