Medellín to Guatapé is a must-see experience

A day trip from Medellín to Guatapé is a must for those who wish to experience the beauty of Colombia. Guatapé is a charming town known for its colorful houses and the impressive El Peñol rock. In this article, cab driver Andres, who guides the tour, will tell you everything you need to know about this beautiful trip.

The adventure begins in Medellín, Colombia’s second largest city. You will leave early in the morning so you can spend a full day in Guatapé. The trip takes about 2 hours and along the way you will enjoy breathtaking landscapes and mountains. Along the way, there are numerous stops where you can try snacks and local specialties. You can also take a break to take pictures of the beautiful scenery.

When you arrive in Guatapé, you will immediately be amazed by the colorful houses and the relaxed atmosphere. You can stroll around town and explore the local stores and restaurants. Don’t forget to admire the famous zócalos (hand-painted tiles) on the walls of the houses.

The highlight of the day trip is undoubtedly a visit to the rock of El Peñol. It is a huge granite rock that rises more than 200 meters above the ground and offers a breathtaking view of the surroundings. You can climb the 740 steps of the staircase to reach the viewpoint. It is a challenging climb, but well worth it, as the view from the top is simply spectacular.

After visiting the rock of El Peñol, you can explore the nearby lake of Guatapé. Here you can take a boat ride or just walk along the shore and enjoy the beauty of nature. There are also numerous restaurants and bars where you can have a cold drink and sample local delicacies.

The day ends with the return to Medellín. You will be tired, but full of the day’s experiences. The trip from Medellín to Guatapé and back is an unforgettable experience and a great way to experience the beauty of Colombia. If you are in Colombia next time, be sure to plan a day trip to Guatapé. With Andres, the cab driver guiding the tour, you will have an even more authentic and memorable experience.

Atracciones principales en Guatape

  1. Piedra Del Peñol. 2.474. …
  2. Guatapé Dam. 113. …
  3. El Peñón de Guatapé Montañas • Puntos emblemáticos y de interés. …
  4. Plazoleta de Los Zócalos. Puntos emblemáticos y de interés. …
  5. Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen.
  6. Parque Comfama. …
  7. Monasterio benedictino Santa María de la Epifanía. …
  8. Lanchivas.

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