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Piedra del Penol

Guatape, Colombia
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Guatape
Type: Geologic Formations
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Vancouver, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Excellent views! Pay the money to walk up the stairs. Also, take the time to have a drink and enjoy the view from one of the restaurants. However, go into Guatape if you want to have a meal.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Unforgettable experience, please do not hesitate to visit it. Beautiful landscapes and amazing nature. It about two hours by car from Medellin. There are many travel agencies which offers daily packages to go there, even your hotel can provide you related information. Definitively Medellin and around is an awesome experience

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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was deffinately an achievement climbing all those steps!!! Whewww!!! But the view goin up i would do it allover again!!

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Medellin, Colombia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

If you're living or just visiting Medellin or Colombia in general, Guatape is a very attractive place for a nice 2 day visit. With plenty of reasonable small hotels and a couple high end b and b's lodging isn't a problem. The rock is great to climb eventhough you may find it tougher than you thought. It's a great place... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

One of the coolest things I did in Colombia! Definitely recommend this to anyone staying in Medellin. I could've looked out at the views for hours!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I traveled to this natural rock formation near the reservoir by public transport from Medellin. The northern bus terminal is located near the metro station Caribe. The ticket was 11,000 Pesos and the ride was comfortable and the view was very nice with greenery every where. It took 1hr 45 mins to reach the turn off to the rock. Once... More

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Long Island, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Very interesting and unique natural rock formation that is in the middle of a beautiful rural part of the country. The trip out from Medellin is not very far and goes through some of the most lush and pretty countryside anywhere. Parking is fairly crowded and I was there during a slower time of the year. Can't imagine three or... More

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Cartagena, Colombia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Loved the view; interesting geological history, packed with tourists, worth the climb for the view. Tacky souvenir shop, but then you have those wherever in the owlr that you may go.

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Hampshire, UK
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73 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This place gives you an excellent view over the whole of the reservoir development around Guatape. You can climb the 400 or so steps to the very top of the rock, but if this is too strenuous, there are several restaurants and artesanias to enjoy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

It's a breathtaking view from atop the rock, something you must experience once at least in your lifetime...The drive there is a tad far from Medellin (about 1 hr) .. You're knees will tremble .. believe me !

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