Are you looking for a place to be swept off your feet by the beauty of nature? Are you wiling to challenge yourself by climbing some stairs in order to be overwhelmed? Are you looking for a mix of nature and colonial architecture combined in a place filled with stillness but where some Spanish music can be around any corner? Well, Guatape is the place to be! Only 2 hours away from Medellin, entering this place brings you into a whole other world coming from the busy and never sleeping city.
Before entering Colombia, I traveled Central- America and saw incredible places, landscapes and breathtaking point views. But in Guatape, it was the first time I got overwhelmed by the beauty nature has to offer. Before you make your way to the colourful town of Guatape, make sure you stop over at Guatapes most famous rock, La piedra del Penon.
After climbing about 750 steep stairs constructed in the rock, an incredible 360 degrees view, overlooking the little islands surrounding this rock is waiting for you. Just being there with your head in the clouds, feeling the wind touch your skin will take your breath away.
After climbing La Piedra, head to the little village of Guatape, known as the most colourful town of Colombia and surrounded by an oase of a green scenery giving it a jungly touch. This little town is famous because of its small streets filled with beautiful colourful houses. Eyes are not enough to admire these stunning facades filled with colourful designs of animals, flowers and many more.
Hang out on the little square, enjoying the sun and admire the local church.
To finish your day, head to the lake, pick one of the many restaurants and enjoy one of the local dishes known as Bandeja paisa.
Ready to climb the top of Guatapé?