The Rock of Guatape

guatape rock
guatape rock

The Rock of Guatape (La Piedra Del Penol) | Looking for a nice underrated tourist destination? Try the area around Guatape in Colombia. It’s kind of remote up in the mountains, close to georgeous lakes and near to a fancy looking stone: the Rock of Guatape – South Americas famous monolith. Composed of quartz, feldspar and mica this stone can be conquered via 700 stairs. On top of this Colombian National Monument you will not just have an amazing view across the Guatape Lagoon. A viewing spot was built up high on top of the rock, where it is possible to acquire souvenirs and local goods. So climbing up this stone is definitely worth it. Interesting side note: The Rock of Guatape was first climbed in 1954 – not so long ago actually; one year AFTER the first ascent of Mount Everest :D

The Rock of Guatape, Colombia, South America
Rock of Guatape, Colombia, South America

How to get to the Rock of Guatape

-> 45-60 minute taxi ride from Medellin -> 5-minute walk from Guatape Town -> Elevation: 2,135 m (7,005 ft) -> Coordinates: 6°13′25″N 75°10′42″W -> Stairs: 700. Be prepared. It will hurt.

The Rock of Guatape - Map
Rock of Guatape – Map
Guatape Lagoon. View from the top of the Rock of Guatape, Colombia.
Guatape Lagoon. View from the top of the Rock of Guatape, Colombia.
The Rock of Guatape - La Piedra Del Penol
The Rock of Guatape – La Piedra Del Penol
The Rock of Guatape Book a property in Colombia
Book a property in Colombia

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