Piedra Del Penol, Guatape

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#1 of 15 in Nature in Antioquia Department
Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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Hulking over Laguna de Guatape like a mammoth, Piedra Del Penol offers incredible views and a cultural experience rolled into one. The massive, free-standing rock formed millions of years ago makes such a dramatic impact on the scenery that it was worshipped as a god by the indigenous communities. Climb 200 m (656 ft) up the dizzying spiral staircase carved into the back of the rock to enjoy what some Colombians describe as "the best view in the world." Remember your visit with a souvenir, sold by the stalls on top of the rock. PutPiedra Del Penol into our Guatape road trip website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Very kind people, lots of thing to do either at la Piedra or in town, good food, nice environment, walkable and safe all around. 
    Very kind people, lots of thing to do either at la Piedra or in town, good food, nice environment, walkable and safe all around.  more »
  • This place is stunning, beautiful views and great exercise if decided to go on the steps. I have no regrets of going here. 
    This place is stunning, beautiful views and great exercise if decided to go on the steps. I have no regrets of going here.  more »
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  • Lovely nature with the lakes around and the climb to the top of the mountain is around 750 steps. The view is absolutely amazing from there. You could just take an uber from medelin which costs around 120K COP for a car or the piblic bus which is 25K per person.
  • We were in town Easter weekend so all of Guatape is full of people. It says it does not open until 8am. But we jumped on a larger "jeepney" style ride - bigger than tuc-tuc and people hopped in and off along the way. Was only 2500 COP each from Guatape to the bottom of the Piedra. There are tuc-tucs that can take you up to the entrance - which is a great view. We hiked up since we were early. Left Guatape 6:45am - got to the rock a little before 7am. Got to the entrance around 7:30am and there was already a line. Be sure to get your tickets at the booth to your left - then line up to enter (up the steps) to your right. Tickets are 20,000 a person. They were letting people in early and we were in before 7:45 am. It was nice and cool and breezy and not crowded. So glad we got there early. Beautiful views, very strong, well made steps, gift shops, toilets, first aid, and refreshments available at the top. I have asthma but i just took a few breaks a long the way and I made it to the top. Fabulous panoramic views of the lakes and mountains! Glad we made it! We met up with a beautifully painted tuk-tuk when we exited the gated area and he took us back to Guatape for 6000 each - 12,000 cop for the 2 of us.

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