Blogs from Guatape, Antioquia, Colombia, South America


South America » Colombia » Antioquia » Guatape August 2nd 2018

The landscape around Piedra de Peñol is one of the best views in Colombia! followed up by the colours of Guatape make this spot an absolute must to visit. Most people probably know about these two places and it was easily accessible for a day trip from Medellin. Hostels in Medellin offer day trip tours to here but we decided to take the local bus from the north bus terminal. It took just under two hours to get to the rock, Piedra de Peñol. Climb the 650 steps and we were rewarded with absolutely incredible views. It would be wise to do it in the morning and not on a weekend as the top of the rock only offers a certain amount of space, not ideal for those who like their instagram poses without people in ... read more
Guatape Colour

South America » Colombia » Antioquia » Guatape June 28th 2017

A few years ago I decided to travel with friends. Was a more funny experience that I lived. At the beginning was very difficult but we were twelve persons and each of one had different ideas and it was very hard to reach an agreement, but we can did it. We left Cartagena To Medellin by road, we went in three diferent cars and traveler for a whole day because we stopped in some towns to eat, to know and to rest.(After this trip I have never been traveling for so long on the road, defenitily I prefer to travel by plane). We decided stay one night in Medellín and then go to San Antonio, Rionegro, Guatapé y El Peñol. We slept every night in the town we knew, that way we did'nt have to move ... read more
With my two dear friends
With  my friends
On the Top of El Peñol

South America » Colombia » Antioquia » Guatape February 19th 2017

David here... We jumped off the bus in Medellin just as it was beginning to get dark. We ignored the people 'organising' taxis for everyone and approached a taxi driver and showed him the address to our £16 hotel room. He said 'Si' and we were on our way. He dropped us off one road too early, but apart from that we arrived safely. The Hotel Casa Jardin was up some stairs and through a metal gate, controlled by reception. Our room was small, hot and cheap. It was only for one night and we weren't expecting to stay in much. We dumped our bags, chose a restaurant and headed out. We hit Restaurante el DF, a Mexican cantina, and enjoyed a Burro and Chimichanga, before moving onto the Custom Rock Bar a short walk away. ... read more
Church during the day, with added fountain
Church all lit up again
Church all lit up again

South America » Colombia » Antioquia » Guatape June 24th 2015

First Stop: La Piedra El Penol Jeff, Susie (one of our master's diver friends) and I took a day trip to Guatape the day after the conclusion of the Pan American Master's Diving Competition. Early on Wednesday, we took the metro to Caribe station and then used an overpass to cross the highway to the Northern Bus Terminal where we secured seats on the public bus for COP12,500 each. The bus left the terminal soon after we bought our tickets and wound its way up the mountains that fringe Medellin. Before long, we were surrounded by pretty countryside. The bus ride took about two hours. I'm not sure if the bus driver deliberately played English songs because he had gringo passengers (we were the only ones) but we had a fun time rocking out to Supertramp, ... read more
La Piedra

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