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 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
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
2. Bus Medellin to Turbo and a boat to Capurgana
Step 1 – Night bus Medellin to Turbo
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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