Guatapé is a vibrantly-colored town preserved in time, with its brightly colored buildings kept in perfect condition. Guatapé is located close to El Peñól de Guatapé, a 650-foot (198-meter) tall rock busting out of the flat surrounding land. The rock is open to the public and has an extensive network of stairs, allowing visitors to climb to the top and take a look at the view which locals refer to as “the best view in the world,” looking out over an extensive network of gloriously, uniquely-colored rivers and lakes, backed by mountains. Located around 51 miles (83 kilometres) from Medellín, it’s the perfect day trip from the city.
El Peñól de Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia