Paintball and Guatape

We heard a couple of travellers advise us against the Pablo tour for a couple of obvious reasons. For one, Colombia doesnt want to idolise the people that put them on the map for all the wrong reasons. Two, helping support the family that did all these misdeeds and help carry the Escobar name into history is not something a lot of people are excited about.

BUT, bad history is still history and like it or not, Escobar was one person (out of a planet full of people) who managed to put himself on the global radar. While we didn’t come to Colombia because of him, now that we are here, why not go and find out that his properties are uncountable? That there is a divide between the rich populations perspective of him and the poor populations. That he escaped death by what seemed like a bunch of terrible hitmen. Furthermore, his many properties come with infamy and are good for business, business run by local Colombian people.


One of those businesses is paintball, operated in one of Escobar’s now destroyed mansions. One the edge of one of the most amazing man made lakes you have ever seen (Thanks to the hydroelectric plant not Pablo).

Wouldn’t last a second in battle


Jeep rooftop riding
Mi familia Su familia

The tour included a trip to the beautiful Guatape which also included a walk up 700 steps to the top of some rock. Good views though.



Drinking coffee here
And also drinking coffee here



There tour was done with these guys <; and cost 170,000 COP. It went for 12 hours, included breakfast lunch, boat rides along the lake, comfortable transport, paintball, jeep riding, and cool company.


2 thoughts on “Paintball and Guatape”

  1. I hardly leave comments, however i did some searching and wound up here
    Paintball and Guatape – Life We Live.
    And I actually do have a couple of questions for you
    if it’s allright. Is it simply me or does it
    look like a few of these remarks come across as if they are written by brain dead folks?
    😛 And, if you are posting at other social sites, I’d like
    to follow everything new you have to post. Could you make a list of all
    of your public sites like your linkedin profile, Facebook page
    or twitter feed?


    1. Hola Lash,
      Im glad you said something. I try my best to come across as ‘all there’ but i’m is so busy trying to be funny that sometimes I just can’t help myself.
      Oh you mean the comments on Pablo? …
      We spoke to some people in the know about him and its just an image thing. When you get to Colombia you see how much it has to offer past its reputation. But that doesn’t stop a lot of street vendors from offering Pablo powder to tourists and continuing the reputation. Some of the wealthy (including Medellin’s new mayor) see Escobar’s reputation as an enabler of this.

      You can follow Charlie’s Instagram @cajsaeng.
      Thanks for the comment and Pura Vida!


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