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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  • Beautiful vies from the "Rock" and very cute little town Guatape to visit in this area, We booked a day trip to come here from Medallin.  more »
  • This place is perfect to enjoy nature, culture and history, take a tour "Tours Guatape", coming from Medellín, it is very complete and guides are in Spanish and English. they give you time for concerted and climb the stone
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  • In few places you can find this type of landscapes, which even though it is not of the all natural since the area was flooded for a hydroelectric dam, is a place that you should visit while in the city of Medellin
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