On my first day I did what everyone does in Guatape: climb the 740 steps up the nearby La Piedra. The view was worth it!
The next day found me hiking to a nearby waterfall with some fellow hostellers.
The next day a few of us at the hostel hired a driver, and went to the neighboring town of San Rafael. Here, we went on another hike to a waterfall/swimming hole, had lunch in the town and met some cute kids, and walked along a river looking for monkeys (no monkeys) and swam some more.
Finally, my last full day in Guatape I spent learning to do something new: I took a standup paddleboard lesson! I've always wanted to try it, and water sports were big in the town. It was pretty fun!
|You can see the piedra in the background here!|