Only about 50 miles out of the city, Guatapé is an easy trip from Medellín. It is a cool place to visit for the vibrant buildings and atmosphere - it's one of the most colourful places you'll ever visit. Tourists are drawn here for El Peñón de Guatapé, the Rock of Guatapé.

I've been told that adjacent to the rock is a home of famous footballer James Rodriguez. He is an incredibly talented player, embodying the Colombian spirit, who brought home the Golden Boot from the 2014 World Cup. 

A group of friends first managed to scale the rock in the 1950's. It took them 5 days.  A staircase was eventually built into a single crack that runs from top to bottom, and now it serves as a tourist destination. The rock is 649 steps to the top. But well worth the effort, the views are incredible. 

And yet another cool thing about this place: it is nestled within Colombia's Coffee Triangle. This region is famous for producing the bulk of Colombian coffee due to the altitude, rainfall and frost-free climate.