When you ask about Guatapé, most people know about the stunning sight of El Peñol, and rightfully so, as it is a unique natural sight unlike anything else in the world. However, Guatapé has so much more to offer. From boat tours around submerged cities to delicious restaurants around the colorful town and fantastic shopping opportunities, there’s so much to Guatapé we can’t wait for you to experience.

Top Attractions in Guatapé

  • El Peñol de Guatapé: This towering monolith of granite stands at 220 meters tall and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Climb the 740 steps to the top for an incredible panoramic view of Guatapé and the surrounding areas.

  • Zócalos: The vibrant and unique tile designs on the buildings are a defining feature of Guatapé. Each design tells a story, and our expert guides will help you understand the significance of these stunning works of art.

  • Boat Tours: Take a relaxing boat ride around the stunning Lake Guatapé, and soak up the natural beauty of the area. See the picturesque waterfront homes, stop at a floating restaurant, and even swim in the refreshing waters.

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Fun facts about Guatapé

  • Guatapé is home to one of the world's largest hydroelectric dams, the El Peñol-Guatapé reservoir, which provides electricity to a large part of Colombia.

  • The town is also famous for its delicious cuisine like the popular bandeja paisa—a hearty plate of rice, beans, plantains, beef, pork, and chorizo.

  • Guatapé is known as the "Pueblo de Zócalos" (town of zócalos) and the "Rincón de la Paz" (corner of peace) due to its colorful buildings and relaxed atmosphere.

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