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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  • August 15, 2017
    If you are Antioch this is an unmissable destination, is not expensive to go, our tour we charge 80 thousand per person and included Marinilla, Peñol stone (without the stone entrance ticket), stroll through the dam, and town of Guatape, with lunch included. The effort and the fatigue of climbing the 740 steps of the stone to the top are worth by that spectacular view from up there.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Just over an hour outside Medellin, you can visit the Guatape Dam, and it's famous Rock,m el Penol. The drive is beautiful, and once you get there, the views will take your breath away. Not to be miss...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This little town was beautiful, excellent food, friendly people, and breathtaking landscapes. It is about one hour and a half drive from Medellin. It is home the famous landmark of The Rock of Guatapé...  more »

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