Tourist plans Guatape

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Guatapé tourist plans |

Guatapé is a municipality of Antioquia, located in the eastern subregion, 2 hours away from Medellin. Guatapé was a rancher, farmer and miner until 50 years ago they built a reservoir for power generation. The Tour through the Municipality of Guatapé has departures every day for a duration of 8 hours.


Departure time: 8:00 am

Meeting point for shared tourism : Parque del Poblado or Estadio Metro Station.

Meeting point for private tourism : Hotel lodging.


Per person when it is shared tourism :

Adult $100,000

Children older than 5 years $70,000

Children under 5 years $10,000

Per person when it is private tourism :

When it is 1 Adult $600,000

When there are 2 adults, each one pays $330,000

When there are up to 3 or 4 people, each one pays $210,000

When there are up to 5 or 7 people, each one pays $190,000

When there are more than 8 people, each one pays $150,000


Transportation in vehicles according to the number of people Visits in: -Lunch -Peñol Nuevo -Peñol Viejo -Guatapé, streets and parks -Boat tour on the reservoir -Guide during the tour -Medical assistance card -Family environment.


Wear comfortable clothes, do not use valuable objects during the tour.
Arrive 15 minutes early.
It is better to have the original identity documents in case of any unforeseen events.

Tourism in Guatape |


Before the Spanish arrived, there were indigenous people, commanded by a cacique named Guatape.
Later, its source of economy was cattle raising, agriculture and mining, more than 50 years ago, a reservoir was built for power generation, and it changed its source of income to tourism. It has hotels, restaurants, boats, boats and tourist sites to enjoy. One of the most representative cultural objects of Guatapé are the zócalos.

One of the tourist attractions to visit is the Peñol stone. It is a monolith of more than 200 meters high located 20 minutes from Guatapé.

A wonder of nature, it has a view of the reservoir, it has several islands with calm waters that call for rest.

9 thousand people live, it is 70 km from Medellin, the Tahamies indigenous people lived, in the hydroelectric plant of the Peñol and Guatapé reservoir almost all of the energy in Colombia is created. It has a giant stone 200 meters high with millions of years of age. antiquedad.It has numerous hotels, commercial premises and crafts. Water sports and rental of nautical skis are practiced at the dam.

Places of interest

Zócalos Main Park
The Malecon
Historical House Museum
La Culebra Park
Peñol Guatapé Dam
Indigenous Cemetery
Garcia Family House
Sun `s Island
Crystalline Waterfall
La Peña Caverns
The Trenches of Córdoba
Street of Remembrance
Lovers Street
Simón Bolívar Monument.
La Florida water source
Potreritos Basin
El Vertedero water fall
Santa Rita Bay
Sun `s Island
Santa Marina Island
Gallinazos Islands
Cristalino Park

The functions that individuals perform in the midst of their trips and stays in places other than their routine area in a few months or days, for recreation, business, among others.

Historical tourism

Old age
In Greece they became interested in leisure, and they used their rest time in sports, culture and fun.
In the middle of the Roman Empire, citizens visited hot springs.
Middle Ages
Religious pilgrimages were what was used.
Modern age
Pilgrimages continue, visits to hot springs, mud baths for health and some beaches for doctor’s instructions.
Contemporary age
Rest trips began, the steam engine changed the form of transportation, where only animals were transported, the use of steam in maritime transport reduced space time. Maritime transport and ecological tourism are going viral. Much later they invented the airplane, increasing the pace of tourism.

The most visited countries are:

Are you planning a trip to Guatape for the first time? If so, you may find the process a little hectic. There are so many things to consider that you may not know where to start!
If visiting Guatape is just one part of a larger trip, we recommend planning Guatape first and scheduling the other part of your itinerary later.
Decide what time of year you want to visit Guatape and for how long
Throughout the year, the temperature varies from 15 °C to 25 °C.
How many days to spend in Guatape?
Once you’ve decided when to visit, you need to consider how long. We are frequently asked how many days to spend in Guatape. A minimum of 3 days would be ideal as this will give you the opportunity to see some of the main parks.
Decide your budget
Consider how much to budget for what could be the first of many visits, or a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Guatape is not that expensive and you may be wondering how much it costs to go to Guatape.
We recommend budgeting approximately $200,000 (USD$50) per day, per person, after paying for the trip. Of course, you can spend more or less, but our last trip showed us that this value is an initial element.
Book flights

Plan how you will get to Guatape.
If you are in America, Europe, Oceania, Asia or Africa, the normal thing is by plane.
Flights from airlines such as Aeromexico, Air Europa, American Airlines, Arajet, Avianca, Copa, Jet blue, Jetsmart, Latam, United, Spirit, Wingo arrive in Medellin.
After Medellin towards Guatape, by land.
Book accommodation
Where to stay in Guatape
It is something difficult for many people when planning their trip to Guatape. We know that choosing where to stay in a city you haven’t visited before can be exhausting. Analyze the value of accommodation in Guatape, the area and the right accommodation for your travel group, travel class and travel budget. That’s why if you get a Colombia Plans Pass you don’t need to think much about it.
Itinerary planning
Prioritize the list into things you must do and things you would like to do
Book tours, attractions, experiences and activities
If this is your first visit to Guatape and you plan to visit many of the places and attractions, it may pay to invest in a Colombia Plans Pass.
Pre-departure advice
These are things you may want to consider months before departure.
How to connect to Wi-Fi
We are frequently asked what the options are to connect to the Internet in Guatape. It is available in many places, such as cafes, museums, and many hotels.
• Buy a SIM card before you leave or when you arrive in Colombia
Decide what to pack
It is practical to be prepared for your adventure in Guatape.
Some objects to take into account are:
• Comfortable tennis shoes
• Adapter or connector
• Anti-theft bags

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