What better place for a global health crisis to catch hold of you! A movie town, with beautiful people.
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South America216 days / February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September 2020
Highs & Lows
Lookouts outside the town
It has many rainy seasons
Este fue un año muy difícil para viajar. Estaba en Medellín trabajando como voluntario en un hermoso albergue artístico llamado Coolto Art Lodge. Cansado un poco del ruido de la ciudad y de tanta gente, comencé a investigar pueblos cercanos. En esta búsqueda siempre me encontré con un pintoresco pueblo llamado Guatapé.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
I would have liked there to be more signage in the streets, there are many tourists walking around but none of them knows the place and it is difficult to know which are the most beautiful routes to do.
Anything go wrong during the trip?
My stay in Guatapé took a long time because we entered the context of the Covid19 pandemic, despite that the people were very friendly and were always willing to collaborate in whatever was necessary.
How was the food?
Namaste is an excellent vegan food restaurant the owner is a very fun person and the food is delicious. Luigi's pizzeria are the richest pizzas I have tried in all of Colombia.
What tips would you give a friend?
Normally tourists arrive in Guatapé and only stay one day. My advice is to take a few days to really get to know the place, do all the walks possible and enjoy the culture.
It is a good idea to have a bathing suit because they also have nautical activities in addition to being able to cool off in the river. It is important to have a coat because at night it is usually cold.
The bus that arrives from Medellín is inexpensive and during the trip there is a very beautiful landscape. The approximate time of this tour is 2 hours.
The viewpoints that are on the outskirts are simple but they have a beautiful view, normally the tourism secretariat does not talk about them, but you can get there by asking the locals.
I do not recommend hiring any agency, it is a place that you can access on your own. Hotel reservations can be made in most reservation portals, although you can personally get better prices.