Laguna de Guatape, Medellin

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Cast your gaze out over Laguna de Guatape from atop the area's most distinctive landmark, Penol Rock. Stand at the top of the 200 m (656 ft) tall rock, which has a zigzag staircase carved into its side, to fully appreciate the sprawling lake, which carves any number of channels into the surrounding land. If you're after an adrenalin rush, you can zipline across the lake, or tear across its surface on a speedboat. Visit the two monasteries perched on the lake for a more spiritual experience. Laguna de Guatape is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Medellin Edition.
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  • It is a beautiful place and the words are short! The lagoon is very beautiful, the scenery is beautiful and obvious stone is shocking! Nearby is the small town of Guatape in my opinion one of the most beautiful of Colombia, the environment, streets, recreation, food etc is very good in this place! NOT BE AS LOST!
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  • Guatape is a 2-hour drive from Medellin. If not go by car must take the metro and get off at Caribbean station, entering the terminal del norte and take a bus that takes you to Guatape, the cost of the passage approx $13000. You get to the stone that is beautiful, you can upload the stone stairs approx 800 steps and paying $18,000, but it is very expensive and the stairs are very narrow, my recommendation is that you upload to the parking lot, from there you can see the entire landscape.
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  • This full day excursion was one of the highlights of our trip to Medellin. We opted for a full day tour being picked up and dropped off at our hotel. Public transportation is available which takes lon...  more »

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