On our last day in Medellín we did a day trip out to the local tourist attraction, El Peñol. Sometimes signing up with a tour group is simply the most effective way of seeing some sights, this was one of those times.
Due to a hydro electric project down stream from Guatape the entire region is a water enthusiasts dream. Almost endless shoreline for properties and a boundless opportunity to enjoy the water.
Once we were finished with El Peñol we headed into Guatape for a couple of hours. Without a doubt this is a town that has taken the changes that came with the hydro electric project and the presence of the rock to create a tourist mecca.
For 79,000 Colombian Pesos ($30CDN) this is a trip/tour well worth taking. The included breakfast and lunch allowed you to try some local flavour and support some of the local businesses. If you are ever in Medellín make sure you take it in. Thank you to Marc and Johanna for the recommendation.