This photo is of “Peñol Rock” (La piedra del Peñol) in Guatapé, Colombia. Guatapé is located just outside of Medellin and is a great quick escape from city life. The region is both known for its beautiful landscapes along the manmade lake and this attraction.
Sitting on the edge of the lake there is a massive 200 meter high rock formation. On one face of the rock there is a crack, and as the story goes a farmer thought it would be a grand idea to build wooden stairs to get to the top.
Now the staircase is at least concrete, but scaling the 649 steps to the top is not for the faint of heart. On the flat top of the rock there are endless views in every direction and also vendors selling drinks and snacks.