NATURE AND CULTURE IN GUATAPÈ: COLOURFUL & EXCITING

Guatapé is probably not new to many of you, but we would still like to remind you of the excursion to the charming village of Guatapé and its surroundings.
Our intern Pauline recently took a day trip from Medellín to Guatapé and in the following shares her experiences with us.

The picturesque village of Guatapé, which stretches along the banks of the impressive Peñol-Guatape reservoir, is around a two-hour drive from Medellín. The region offers a wide range of leisure activities, making it the perfect destination for solo travelers, groups, families or couples. The imposing monolith Piedra del Peñol, which is only 10 to 15 minutes by car from the center of Guatapé, is the impressive landmark of the region. The ascent of around 700 steps is rewarded with an incomparable 360° panoramic view of the entire reservoir and the picturesque little islands and peninsulas from above.
After the impressive visit to the rock, the historic city center of Guatapé invites you to take a relaxing stroll. The townscape is characterized by its colourful and lively buildings and lush flora, giving the place a special atmosphere. On a leisurely stroll through the colorful alleyways, you can admire the charming church and enjoy a relaxing walk along the idyllic lakeside promenade, which is ideal for taking a break and enjoying yourself.
The lake itself is also a true paradise. Not only is it ideal for a leisurely boat ride, it is also a real highlight for water sports enthusiasts, who can enjoy activities such as water skiing, wakeboarding or jet skiing.
We recommend exploring Guatapé on a day trip from Medellín, but you can also spend one or two nights in a hotel in the surroundings of the village to enjoy nature in peaceful tranquillity.

For further information, please contact your Neptuno travel agent.

Stephan Stober

General Manager

German, Spanish, English
With Neptuno since 2008

As a geographer, Stephan has been fascinated since his first visit to Colombia by the diversity of the landscapes in Colombia. He has lived in Colombia since 2008, and in May 2011 became a vital member of the incoming team of Promotora Neptuno. He joined Neptuno as an incoming & marketing manager while also teaching evening courses of geography at one of the university in Bogotá. Since 2018 he became a businesspartner, and since 2022 the general manager of Neptuno.