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Piedra Del Penol

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“top of the rock”(44 reviews)
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All reviews day trip top of the rock worth the climb take your time climb steps giant rock worth the effort north bus terminal walk up breathtaking views mango entrance fee sunny day souvenir shops el penol two hours boat ride
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not for those who arent in moderately good shape! You will see all the warnings as you go about altitude sickness and vertigo and wonder what the hell you got yourself into. Still, if you make it to the top without a major medical emergency...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ontive10
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The view from the top makes it worth the 646 steps to get there. This is one of the principal attractions in Guatapé. Parking is 6000 pesos and admission is another 18,000 pesos per person. The climb, for most people, is relatively easy and there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ptesche
Reviewed 1 week ago

this place has it all. its romantic, its adventurous, and you can do everything there in Gautape including sea doos, boat rides, horse rides, live music mariachi style, and the view from the top was something to behold and cherish. plus they got a bar...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank javiervillela61
Reviewed 1 week ago

The climb wasn't as bad as I anticipated. The view from the top made is worth every step. Very reasonable admission price ($18,000 COP). We went quite early so the top viewpoint wasn't packed and it was easy to get good pictures. We took a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kellyanddarrend
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to previous travel bloggers for paving the way and giving us direction for our own trip. Taking into account the previously-shared knowledge, here was our experience: - Took the metro from El Poblado to Caribe and walked across to the gangway to the bus...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank From_Victoria_BC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is best to arrive early in the day, especially on weekends, when the crowds won't be so dense. The 700 plus steps go pretty much straight up the 656-ft. monolith. A steady pace, with a little heavy breathing, leads to a sense of accomplishment...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joelyn O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got here early, so there were not many other people about, which was great. The views are fabulous and well worth braving the stairs. And (happily for me) the stairs going down are separate to the up ones, and there is less chance of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 405janellec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are there, you must go to the top. I visited with my father who is 75 this year and we did it! 749 stairs all the way up, you can do it slowly with stops now and then, on the top you have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank margaritamv73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The climb to the top is very doable and the views are definitely impressive from there. Unfortunately the experience of the natural feature itself is marred by the restaurants and shops on top, the staircases going up and down, the big G1 painted on one...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carl S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a big rock with beautiful views. Definitely worth the hike and not all that tough. The views from the top are incredible. It gets packed after about 11am.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Cindy E
14 February 2019|
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Response from 405janellec | Reviewed this property |
It was open when I was there three weeks ago.
2 January 2019|
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Response from ranger0793 | Reviewed this property |
There is a sign saying they are not allowed and I don’t think it would be a good idea to take a pet all the way up there. The steps are steep in some spots and it can get a little crowded.
11 November 2018|
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Response from samkibisu | Reviewed this property |
According to my Colombian host the answer is yes.