El Penon De Guatape84 Votes Currently Open
- Address: El Penon de Guatapé, Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia, Medellin
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Geological Formation, Adventure, Mountain Climbing
The Laguna de Guatape is a monolithic formation that used to be worshipped by the Tahamies Indians who settled around this area. Even though quiet a unqiue sight on its own, the rock shot to popularity when Luis Villegas, Pedro Nel Ramirez, and Ramón Díaz climbed the rock in 5 days in the 1950’s. A new plant species was also found on top of the formation that was named named ‘Pitcairnia heterophylla’.
Today, the rock, standing at a height of 200 meters with concrete steps that zigzag its length, is a treat for tourists and an absolute must-see if you are looking for a little adventure.
El Penon De Guatape Travel Tips
- Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
- Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
- Wearing sunscreen will help to protect from the sun.
How to Reach El Penon De Guatape
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car/ Bicycle.
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7.3% of people who visit Medellin include El Penon De Guatape in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
35.14% of people start their El Penon De Guatape visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see El Penon De Guatape
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting El Penon De Guatape