Easiest Ways to travel from Medellin to Capurgana, Colombia

Easiest Ways to travel from Medellin to Capurgana, Colombia

Did you know it’s easy to organize a trip from Medellin to Capurgana in Colombia?

I love Medellin. It’s a fantastic city. There are loads of parties going on, beautiful women, and lovely cafes to hang out on terrasse to catch the last glimpse of sunlight.

But what I like the most is that You can travel to many beaches. There are choices between the Pacific coast – Bahia Solana, Nuqui  – or the Caribbean coast with Cartagena, Santa Marta or Capurgana!

For the latter, the adventure starts when you try to get there. Capurgana is a little town in the middle of the Darien Gap, surrounded by the ocean and the jungle.

It’s a perfect trip for 4-5 days. Let me explain to you how to get there from Medellin.

Prices and Schedules (2017) 

Medellin Capurgana

Medellin Capurgana By Flight

1. Direct flight Medellin Capurgana

You can fly from Medellin to Capurgana. However you’ve to do it by charter. Ask to Searca or San German.

2. Flight Medellin-Acandi then a boat to Capurgana

Step 1 – Flight Medellin to Acandi

The Airline ADA ceased all activity since March 2019. But, San German Express is another company which took over, and its services are a lot better!

Step 2 – Boat Acandi to Capurgana

Boats are waiting for the connexion to Capurgana – Time: 30 min / Price: Around 20 000 COP – 1 way.

  • Boat Acandi to Capurgana: 1h00 pm
  • Boat Capurgana to Acandi: 7h30 am
View on the beach of Capurgana in Colombia
The beach in Capurgana

Medellin Capurgana by bus

1. Bus Medellin to Necocli then a boat to Capurgana

Step 1 – Night bus from Medellin to Necocli

Get to Terminal North in Medellin and take the night bus to Necocli. There are two bus companies: Cootransuroccidente and Sotraurabá.

Price and time: around 70 000 COP / Around 9-10 hours

Step 2 – Boat from Necocli to Capurgana

Every day, a boat is leaving at 8 am from the dock.

Price and time: about 70 000 COP / Around 1h30 – 8 Kg allowed then there is an extra cost per Kg – 1 000 COP

You can contact them here.

2. Bus Medellin to Turbo and a boat to Capurgana

Step 1 – Night bus Medellin to Turbo

Get to Terminal North in Medellin and take the night bus to Turbo. There are 3 three bus companies: Cootransuroccidente, Sotrauraba and Transportes Gomez Hernandez.

Price and time: 60 000 COP / Around 8 hours

Step 2 – Boat Turbo to Capurgana

Every day, boats are leaving between 8 – 9 am from the dock.

Price and time: about 70 000 COP / around 2h30

I recommend you to take the boat from Necocli instead of Turbo. The city is safer, and the boats are better. 

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