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Piedra del Penol

Guatape, Colombia
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Guatape
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We recently took the drive and the 675 stairs to the top of Del Penol- was a wonderful day. The site is well organised with separate channels for going up and going down...which does make it harder to quit! However it is a stunning climb and the view both at the top and throughout are spectacular. You can also reward... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

All 649 steps to the top (and then the additional 91 to the top of the lookout tower) were worth every heavy breath on the way up! The views are absolutely spectacular, truly breathtaking! Anyone with any fitness level (as long as you can normally climb stairs!) can make it as long as you take your time and enjoy the... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Nice walk, nice sport, nice view ! Totally worth it, even if a little bit expensive in my opinion (10'000 COP p.p.)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Colombia is such a beautiful country and this place exemplifies that beauty. I am from Colombia myself although from another city. I visited Guatape in a backpacking trip i did with one of my cousins through Antioquia as this was one of the best places i visited. So beautiful. the way up is challenging so take your time to get... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

To get to the rock you can drive there or walk. The walk takes about 45 minutes. There is horses there for $5.00 each and the guide will walk along with you...the horses stop at the metal road grate so you will have to walk the final 15 minutes. It is 750 steps (narrow cement staircase) to the very top.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My friends and I debated on whether to book the tour or not. We ended up doing it on our own where we definitely saved money and time. The tour would have had to pick up so many passengers and take an entire day. On our own, we were able to leave and be back in Medellin- El Poblado from... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The view from the top of this 200 m - rock is just wonderful. It definitely worth to climb up the 650 stairs. Take a bottle of water with you. The prices are ridiculous up there.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My friend and I went on a Monday. it cost about 11,000pesos (USD$6) to go one way in a Colectivo from Medellin. Ask them to stop on Piedra del Peñol, just 10 minutes away from Guatape. There you can go uphill, or pay 8,000 pesos (USD$4) for a small but steep ride up. Pay the entry fee (I think it... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was in Medellin for only 2.5 days. We did not hear much about this place but decided to get someone to drive us there to see it. We were blown away. This is one of the most amazing sights I have seen. I would highly recommend visiting if in Medellin area. We paid 100$ for a trip there and... More

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The pictures say it all. 1.5 hour drive from Medellin in the town of Guatape. You go up this massive rock on a 30 min walk and you get a 360 degrees of magical views. Make sure you go on a clear and sunny day so you can get advantage of the spectacular natural scenery around you. You wont be... More

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