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. For Laguna de Guatape and beyond, use our Medellin itinerary maker to get the most from your Medellin vacation.
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  • The lagoon in itself is artificial, product of the flood of lands by the construction of a dam for the obtaining of energy electric. It is immense and seen much better from the piedra del Peñol. Is make activities aquatic in various sites, from walks in catamaran to motorcycles for the water. There is also a leap several feet with a significant slope zip line ride (I could not do it, but it is exciting).
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  • Guatape is well worth the time to visit and it's a beautiful view from the top of the rock. Bring sunscreen and enjoy! 
  • This was for us a bit disappointing, so many people over there, expected a bit more, you will not see it like on the pictures....