A girl looks over Guatape and the expansive lake system.


Around Medellín

Long off-limits to Colombian tourists who remained trapped in their cities by the civil war, the countryside around Medellín is now secure and bustling with crowds. To the east lies the artificial reservoir Embalse Guatapé and the nearby Piedra del Peñol, a 656ft-high (200m) granite monolith you can climb. From the top you'll find great views over the lake.


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