A complete accommodation guide featuring the best hotels in Guatapé to help you plan where to stay in 2023.
Nestled in the heart of Colombia’s Antioquia region, Guatapé is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers. However, with the intention of climbing the Piedra del Peñol, most visitors miss the beauty of this region by only seeing a glimpse on a day trip from Medellín.
With its stunning mountain views and scenic lakes, you’ll want to stay at least a night or two to make the most of your visit.
That’s why I’ve created this accommodation guide based on my experience and the latest reviews and accommodation deals to sum up the best hotels in Guatapé for every budget. So, whether you’re looking for budget-friendly accommodation or a luxury hotel with lake views, this guide will help you plan exactly where to stay in Guatapé!
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In a Hurry? Here are the Top Places to Stay in Guatapé
Looking for the absolute best places to stay for a night or two in this colorful little town? Below are my three best picks for the best Guatapé hotels and hostels for various budgets.
- Lake View Hostel- Budget pick. An awesome hostel that is very close to town, offers private rooms, with an excellent Thai restaurant above!
- Bosko - Amazing igloo-styled accommodation offering views over the lake and El Peñón de Guatapé
- Hotel Los Recuerdos - Huge resort-style hotel with huge open-glass windows overlooking the lake and the rock.
11 Best Hotels in Guatapé, Colombia
If you want to immerse yourself in nature, Bosko is one of the best places to stay in Guatapé.
Located 3.3km from Piedra del Peñol, the igloo-like rooms at Bosko are what make the accommodation so unique. Guests can wake up to spectacular mountain views each day.
The hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool, a garden and terrace, airport transfers and free Wi-Fi. There is also a wellness area and hot tub to enjoy during your stay.
Breakfast, either à la carte, continental or American can be enjoyed daily. Guests can then spend their day by the pool or experience the activities in and around Guatapé, including canoeing, hiking, and skiing.
The nearest airport to Bosko is José María Córdova International Airport, 43km away.
2. Hotel La Magdalena Adult Only
If you like holidaying in adults-only resorts in stunning locations, then you must book a stay at Hotel La Magdalena Adults Only.
Located in the heart of the forest surrounded by water, this hotel is a must-stay in Guatapé.
This modern hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, an onsite restaurant, and a range of room types to choose from. Each room comes with a private bathroom, lake views, and a hot tub on the balcony.
Being in such a remote location, Hotel La Magdalena is the perfect place for a relaxing escape.
3. Soy Local Guatape
If you're searching for where to stay in Guatapé that has a bit of everything, look no further than Soy Local Guatapé.
Located 6.1km from Piedra del Peñol, this property sits right on the lake and features a garden, free private parking, a shared lounge, and a private terrace.
There are plenty of room types to choose from to suit all budgets. Guests can also enjoy an à la carte or an American breakfast daily. There is also a restaurant serving American, Argentinian, and Cajun-Creole cuisine.
There are plenty of things to do at this accommodation, such as exploring the lake, billiards, table tennis and darts.
Free Wi-Fi can be found throughout the property. There is also a 24-hour desk, a tour desk, and airport transfers available.
4. The Boato Hotel
Experience world-class service at The Boato Hotel, one of the best places to stay in Guatapé.
This 5-star hotel is located 5.1km from Piedra del Peñol, and features a garden, a terrace, and a restaurant.
Each of the beautiful guest rooms has mountain views, a hot tub, and a minibar. Guests can enjoy an à la carte or a vegan breakfast each morning.
Guests of the hotel have access to a range of water sports facilities, such as water skiing, kayaking, and jet skiing.
This tranquil accommodation provides room service, free Wi-Fi, airport transfers, and a 24-hour front desk.
5. Hotel Los Recuerdos
Overlooking the stunning El Peñol Reservoir, this 4-star hotel is one of the best hotels in Guatapé.
This modern hotel has a range of guest rooms to choose from. Some rooms have private balconies with hot tubs and views of the Reservoir, but all rooms have satellite TV and minibars.
Hotel Los Recuerdos also features a large outdoor heated swimming pool, gym facilities, and a Turkish bath.
Each morning, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast with tropical fruits. Guests can then spend their day by the pool or exploring Guatapé.
The nearest airport is José Maria Córdoba International Airport, which is 45km away. Airport transfers can be arranged for a fee.
6. Levit Glamping - Hotel Guatapé Adults Only
For the ultimate nature experience like no other, Levit Glamping - Hotel Guatapé Adults Only is an accommodation you must add to your bucket list.
This adults-only accommodation takes glamping to the next level. The available rooms at the accommodation include a circular pod for sleeping, a private bathroom, a hot tub, and spectacular views of the lake.
Guests of the accommodation can enjoy an à la carte or American breakfast. They are also provided access to the nearest waterpark to the accommodation.
The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a paid airport shuttle service. The nearest airport is José María Córdova International Airport, which is 43km away.
7. Ecolodge Bahia del Peñón
Located only a few steps from Piedra del Peñol, Ecolodge Bahia del Peñón is one of the best places to stay in Guatapé.
Situated right on the lake, this accommodation provides a range of room types, a garden, a shared lounge and terrace, and free parking.
Each room has a private bathroom and coffee machine. Selected rooms come with a balcony, while others boast glorious mountain views. Each room is equipped with bed linen and towels.
Guests can use the sauna and hammam at the hotel. There are also plenty of activities to enjoy around the hotel, such as hiking, fishing, and skiing.
8. Bacoa Hostel
If you're looking for where to stay in Guatapé that is cheap, Bacoa Hostel is the best choice for you. Unlike the busy city of Medellin, this hostel is in the most relaxing and tranquil location.
Located only 11km from Piedra del Peñol, this hostel provides some rooms that have panoramic views of the mountains, while others are located amongst the trees.
Facilities of this property include a garden, free private parking, a bar, and a restaurant. Guests can also enjoy a game of table tennis or darts. Being in such a beautiful location, the area is popular for hiking and cycling, which are both a must-do!
A buffet, American or vegetarian breakfast is available each morning at this great value hostel.
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9. Hotel Zocalo Campestre
Located at the base of Piedra del Peñol, this small hotel is one of the best places to stay in Guatapé, especially if you're there to climb Piedra del Peñol.
Hotel Zocalo Campestre offers a number of rooms in the main house and bungalow. Every room comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Selected units feature breathtaking views of the mountain, lake, or garden, and all units come with a private bathroom.
The best thing to do near this hotel is to climb the 649 steps to the top of Piedra del Peñol.
10. Lake View Hostel
Located in east Guatapé, Lake View Hostel is one of the best cheap hotels in the town.
Situated right on the lake, this hostel provides a range of private and shared rooms. Guests can also dine at the on-site restaurant and get help from the 24-hour front desk.
The main drawing card to this accommodation is its location. Situated in the heart of Guatapé, guests can explore the colorful Guatape town, eat delicious street food, or admire the Our Lady of Carmen Church. Guests are also able to enjoy a range of activities, such as fishing, hiking, and horse riding. You can also rent a motorbike and explore the beautiful La Cazuela waterfall.
11. Hotel Santa Maria de las Aguas Peñol
Lastly, one of the best hotels to stay at in Guatapé is Hotel Santa Maria de las Aguas Peñol.
This 4-star hotel is located 5km from Piedra de Peñol and boasts stunning views of the mountain. When you stay you aren't short of choices on room types, either! Whether you want a garden view, a lake view, or a mountain view room, there is something for everyone. The hotel also offers room service, a concierge service, and airport transfers.
An American breakfast is served daily and guests can dine at the on-site restaurant serving international and Latin American dishes. Vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free options can also be requested.
Some of the best things to do in and around this hotel include relaxing in the hammam, playing table tennis and darts, or going for a hike.
Should You Stay in Guatapé?
Guatapé is a beautiful region with so much to offer. I spend over a week in Guatapé exploring the region and discovering all the hidden gems. If you're short on time, then spending at least 2 nights in Guatapé should allow you to visit the main sites like Piedra del Peñol and to explore the scenic town.
Option: Take a Day Trip from Medellín Instead
Of course, it is possible to visit Guatapé on a day trip from Medellín instead. Actually, this is the most common option, since there is a convenient tour available on GetYourGuide that includes return transport, as well as:
- Climb the giant rock (El Peñol)
- Boat ride on Peñol-Guatapé Dam
- Guided tour of the tiny town of Guatapé
This is great value and much, much cheaper than booking a return taxi!
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