El Penol/Guatapé is located on the outskirts of Medellín, and is about 45 minutes from the International airport (MDE). The reservoir was created by the Colombian government for a hydro-electric dam, built in the late 1960s which supply's much of the power for the country.
This quaint town is the gathering place for the people of the small farms in this area. It is also a fast growing area of recreation for citizens of Medellín, and has become a tourist destination for many foreign travelers. Just recently 2 new hotels have been built to keep up with the large demand to play on the lake.
In town there is a wonderful farmers market to get all kinds of fresh produce very cheap along with any supplies you may need.
The people here are very friendly and there are many things to do in town and around the lake. There are plenty of restaurants, boat rentals, fishing, horse back riding, hiking just minutes away. If you are up for a real challenge hike up to the top of the rock and witness one of the most breath taking views you have ever seen.
This home has 4 bedrooms that will sleep 8 adults with a 5th bedroom that has bunk beds and can sleep 6 children. There are 5 bathrooms with showers around the home. This resort type setting will accommodate 10-14 easily. The house is located between the towns of Guatape' or El Penol only 4 or 5 minutes away in either direction.
The hot tub and swimming pool are a wonderful way to spend the day relaxing while having a BBQ or head into town to mingle with some of the friendly local people.
Keywords: This Villa is a wonderful place to spend a week relaxing in the swiming pool or jucuzzi. BBQ and enjoy the resort type setting with views of Piedra. The huge rock just a couple miles away. Head into town and visit with the friendly people of Guatape' or El Penol just 5 minutes in either direction.
I have traveled all over the world and this part of Colombia is extremely Beautiful. This area was just featured on the travel channel for eco tourism and the best vacation destination in Colombia. The small towns of El Penol and Guatape' are safe with very friendly people. It is a vacation and travel destination for many tourists and Colombian people.
You would have to see it to believe it. !!
This country Villa is so peacful and beautiful, I love to spend time there with friends swiming, BBQ and soaking in the huge 12 person jucuzzi.