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Relaxing Evening Boat Tour on the Reservoir!

I see many reviews for the town of Guatape, but thought that this attraction/area was specifically... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Durham, North Carolina
Wodnerful, Vibrant and Unique Town

As others have noted, these reviews seem to be for the town of Guatapé rather than the dam, so I am... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

We enjoyed our walk around this town. The colours and the paintings are wonderful. Very vibrant. However it is a bit of a tourist trap. It doesn’t really feel like a local town. Everything is expensive compared to other towns and it is definitely set...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 2 May 2018

I see many reviews for the town of Guatape, but thought that this attraction/area was specifically referring to the Dam/reservoir area. We visited last fall with a group tour taking a day trip from Medellin to Guatape. After a long day of touring, it was...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank JayLorraine
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Hey, this review is for the whole town of Guatape. It’s an awful tourist-trap with no soul. All the colorful houses are just painted to lure some tourist in. Every place tries to sell you worthless junk or overpriced food. Seriously, there is literally nothing...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Yannic V
Reviewed 27 March 2018

As others have noted, these reviews seem to be for the town of Guatapé rather than the dam, so I am following suit. This is a lively and colourful town with brightly painted buildings all emblazoned at the base with zócalos, the coloured reliefs at...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank jenedc2016
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Lovely street with artist studio and colorful buildings. The fountain is pretty but nothing spectacular like in France, just a small 4 figured fountain. Up the street is an artist studio with some very nice art. Friendly area and great for strolling around looking for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Scott C
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This little town has everything you could ask for a nice evening or weekend getaway...delicious food and the whole town has this beautiful colors making the visit a pleasure just for a walk too. All the walls have a pictures call it "zócalos" that means...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank angelarH2332TU
Reviewed 6 February 2018

The reviews on here seem to be of Guatape rather than the Dam, which is different. When the town was moved and the lakes flooded they saved the church and built a small replica above water level. This is a small site which replicates a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Thecatsmum4
Reviewed 30 December 2017

It took me a couple of minutes to find this place because Guatapé traps you in it's magic... such a colorful and lovely place!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank susgc502
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

If you have time while you’re in Medellin, a visit to this delightful village is a must. Colourful walls with bas-relief depictions on every building makes this place a photographer’s paradise. There are plenty of eateries overlooking the dam and nearby boat trips available. Also...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 1982LondonTraveller
Reviewed 10 December 2017

The village is very colorful and is mostly consists of stores and vendors to attract tourists, but there is a reason behind it. The village suffered a lot in the past, its slowly gaining ground as top attraction of Colombia.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank alanroytbak
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