La Piedra del Peñol - Guatapé
Table of Contents
Climb 740 steps to the top for breathtaking panoramic views
The history of tourism at La Piedra del Peñol
Climbing the Peñol Rock
Why is there graffiti on the rock?
Getting Something To Eat
Location Hours & Fees
Monday to Sunday from 8:00am to 6pm
Admission Fee: 20 mil per person
Parking Cars: 8 mil
Parking Buses: 10 mil
Getting There & Parking
Taxi: It is possible to take a Taxi to Penol, A taxi ride from Medellin to Penol, would typically take around 2 hours and cost around COP 150,000 to COP 200,000. Which equals to around 40 to 50 US dollars.
From Rio Negro Airport: If you want to go straight to La Piedra del Peñol from the airport. You would need to take the the bus to Rio Negro and then take the Taxi to Belen Bridge coming in to Medellin. and then take the bus from Belen Bridge to Guatape. It’s about 1 hour trip from Jose Maria Cordova International Airport.
Bus North Terminal: Go to North Terminal (Terminal Norte) You will find buses that go directly to Guatape the bus ticket is around $14 mil. The bus trip from Medellin to Guatape is roughly 2 hours.
Bus South Terminal: Is most affordable option is to take a bus from Medellin to the town of Guatapé, where the rock is located. Buses depart from the Terminal del Sur in Medellin and take about 2 hours to reach Guatapé. Once in Guatapé, visitors can take a taxi or walk to the base of the rock.
Car: Renting a car and drive from Medellin to Peñol Guatapé. The drive takes around 2 hours and offers beautiful views of the countryside. Visitors can park their car near the base of the rock and start the climb, be sure to get there early because parking can fill up quickly. Renting a car provides you flexibility to explore while traveling to or from Guatape without the need of waiting for Taxi or Bus.
Private Driver: It’s about the same as renting a car, but you have someone that is knowledgeable of the area and route to Peñol Guatapé. You will have the same flexibility of exploring near by towns and stopping at different places and taking photos. The price varies based on the driver and vehicle size.