1445-Guatape – Colombia

Guatape, Colombia is a two-hour drive into the mountains outside Medellin. The drive was spectacular as we cruised through one jungle valley after another. Many small villages dotted the area surrounded by farmland. We were on our way to climb the famous El Penon de Guatape rock (which is in another post). After our successful climb, we visited the tourist town of Guatape. This old Spanish town is well-known as the most colorful in Colombia, and it met it’s reputation. This small cobblestone town was filled with color as every house and business was meticulously painted and maintained. Apparently, the town was not painted this way to just attract the tourists. It’s the way it’s been for years, and now the tourists have found it.