This is one of the most magical places I've been! My family and I stayed here on a trip to Guatape, and in addition to spending the night in the beautifully artistic (there's a delightful visual surprise around every corner!) Casa Encuentro itself, they were able to organize a full day tour for us that picked us up from Medellin, took us to El Penol and around the town of Guatape, then gave us a half-hour hike to a secret waterfall swimming place, and ended in a gorgeous eco-resort for more swimming and dinner. Then they took us back to Medellin the next day. The whole day was the most amazing experience, and Naty, our guide, taught us all about Colombia and Colombians as well as everything about the places we went. It was a truly magical experience!! But even if you don't do the tour, Casa Encuentro was the best place to stay in Guatape. It's about a 10-minute walk out of town, but that means it's overlooking a stunningly beautiful valley and the lake, with exquisite food and the kindest, warmest hospitality we received in Colombia - which is saying a lot! The only caveat I have about Casa Encuentro is that its comforts are relatively basic, but if you think of it as the eco-resort that it really is rather than expecting a five-star hotel, you'll be fine.