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. Laguna de Guatape is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
Tours To Laguna de Guatape
Full-Day Guatapé (Pueblo de Zocalos) from Medellín BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $30
Duration: 10 to 12 hours
Guatape and El Peñol Lake Tour from Medellin BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $180
Duration: 10 hours
Laguna de Guatape Reviews
It takes a while to get there from Medellin but interesting to see some local landscape and towns. It is 675 steps that are very steep but there are small spots to catch your breath. Going down is... more »
More than anything, the lake is wonderful just to look at from a high vantage point. It's one-of-a-kind. Most people opt for El Piedra, but there are other great vantage points if you have the time... more »
Definitely a must stop while in medellin.
It's a big man made lake.
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