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All reviews day trip top of the rock worth the climb take your time climb steps catch your breath coming down giant rock north bus terminal worth the effort walk up breathtaking views mango degree view souvenir shops el penol entrance fee
The views were beautiful and it was very cheap to pay to go up, but I was disappointed to find a whole bunch of markets and restaurants at the top and not a lot of space to enjoy the beautiful spot in nature. It was...More
I’m from Medellin-Colombia and I went to visit the rock with some American and bermudian friends ! They were really happy with the food and drinks, the views are spectacular, they took like 1000 pictures ! And all of us highly recommend this place! If...More
Did a private tour with friends. The climb to the top wasn’t that bad. I saw a few older ladies wearing high heels making the climb. Once at the top, the views are really amazing. A must see while in Medellin.
If you go to Medellin, Colombia. You have to go to this beautiful place, completely worth its 700 steps to the top of the "Piedra del Peñol" (Peñol Stone). Once you are up there, get one of the Mango Micheladas and take some great pictures.
Worth the climb. To be honest, it is not that bad. Approximately 700 steps but most of it is shaded and stairs go in a zig zag which makes it easier. Just take your time and enjoy the views. It really is not too bad....More
We had a lovely day trip from Medellin to Guatape. The highlight of our tour were the views from the top of Piedra Del Peñol.
I'd recommend wearing comfortable shoes and bringing your own water. Bottled water is overpriced on site. Also, don't make the...More
700+ steps wow! But worth the climb! At the top you can see the really nice views plus there are little shops where you can buy souvenirs or drinks. I recommend a "Michelada" Its a bit of lime in a cup with beer and salt...More
This is a 'must do' activity in Guatape. Climbing the rock costs 18,000 pesos to climb and you must walk up just over 700 stairs, but the views are out of this world - some of the most stunning views you will see anywhere on...More
Went up this amazing landmark with my family and it was wonderful. A bit of a hike, but you can take your time and it is SOOOO worth it. The vistas are spectacular. You can get beer with mango and salt at the top, or...More
Am I making the most of my time in Colombia? (3 Replies)
Hi all, I'm traveling to Colombia for a week next month. I have a basic idea of the itinerary I want to follow, but I would love any advice on what to add, or what to leave out. Is this too much moving around for a week? Sun: Leave Panama 11:45AM - Land in BAQ 1PM. Catch a bus to Cartagena. Check in to hotel, spend evening walking old city, eat, see some nightlife. Mon: Day trip to Rosario Islands, snorkel, beach time, eat. Afternoon- hang out on beach in Cartagena, walk city. ...More
January 17, 2011|
AyeEat:: A week! yikes sounds like you'll hit the ground running! what happens if the bus breaks down it might throw you off sched. anyways you look young full of vigor i would add a few days to kick back in nice spot Tolu or say Guatape(close to Penol rock) try lakeview Hostel Greg runs it(nice guy who knows the area)Penol sounds like it's been let go & hasn't been main. in a while(stairs,ladders ect) so be careful when you climb it.Santefe de Ant. also looks nice not far from med. Add...More
Just Back from Medellin (and Surroundings): November 2015 (30 Replies)
Hi, Friends - I visited Medellin (and surroundings) from October 30 to November 8. The following is some information that I hope many of you will find useful if you're planning on visiting that area in the near future: 1) I was lodged for 9 nights at Hotel Sites. My very-positive review of this hotel has already been published by TripAdvisor. 2) The tip (written as "propina" or "servicio") is usually included on your bill at most restaurants. If it isn't included, your waiter will...More
November 14, 2015|
Oh, I forgot to mention: in a previous, undeleted thread here on TripAdvisor, someone asked if a prescription was needed to purchase Sildenafil (Viagra and generic Viagra) at pharmacies in Medellin. The answer is 16) No, you do not need a prescription to buy Sildenafil (Viagra and generic Viagra) at pharmacies in Medellin. At Pasteur Farmacia, 2 tablets of 50mg Viagra = 58,700 COP, while 1 tablet of 100mg Viagra = 25,000 COP. 2 tablets of generic 50mg Viagra is 5,600 COP or 18,000 COP...More