Exploring El Peñol: A Stone's Throw from Bliss Glamping

Nestled in the lush landscapes of Guatape, Colombia, a short journey from the serene comforts of Bliss Glamping, lies a marvel of nature and a testament to the area’s rich history: El Peñol, also known as La Piedra del Peñol. This massive rock formation, soaring skyward, is not just a stunning geographical landmark but also a cultural icon of the region.

The Majestic Monolith

El Peñol, a colossal granite rock estimated to be over 65 million years old, dominates the surrounding landscape. Standing at about 200 meters (656 feet) high, its sheer size is awe-inspiring. This geological wonder offers more than just its imposing presence; it provides a unique opportunity for adventure and an unparalleled view of the Colombian countryside.

The Climb to the Top

For the intrepid explorer, El Peñol presents a thrilling challenge: a climb of over 700 steps to reach its summit. While the ascent might test your endurance, the reward at the top is breathtaking – a panoramic vista of the Guatape region, with its sprawling greenery and the beautiful Guatape Reservoir. The view from the top of El Peñol is a photographer’s dream and a moment of profound tranquility, reflecting the very essence of what Bliss Glamping stands for – a harmonious blend of nature and peace.

A Cultural Touchstone

El Peñol is not only a natural wonder but also a significant cultural landmark. The rock bears witness to the area’s history and is considered sacred by the local communities. It represents the resilience and spirit of the people of Guatape, who have lived in harmony with this giant stone for generations.

Activities Around El Peñol

The area surrounding El Peñol is a hub of activities for visitors. From leisurely boat tours on the Guatape Reservoir, offering a different perspective of the rock, to exploring the colorful town of Guatape with its vibrant buildings and local cuisine, there’s something for everyone. Visitors can immerse themselves in the local culture and enjoy the hospitality that Colombians are known for.

Guatape lake area, Colombia, South America

A Perfect Complement to Bliss Glamping

A visit to El Peñol is more than just a day trip; it’s an extension of the experience that Bliss Glamping offers. After a day of adventure and exploration, guests can return to the comfort of their luxury dome, themed around the elements of Fire, Water, Earth, and Air, to relax and rejuvenate. El Peñol, with its majestic presence and cultural significance, complements the ethos of Bliss Glamping – a celebration of nature, luxury, and the spirit of adventure.


El Peñol, standing majestically near Bliss Glamping, offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and adventure. It’s a must-visit for anyone staying at Bliss Glamping, promising an unforgettable experience that echoes the blissful harmony of luxury and nature. So, pack your spirit of adventure and get ready to explore this magnificent natural wonder, a stone’s throw away from your serene retreat at Bliss Glamping.


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