Isla Fuerte

IslandsWestern Caribbean Coast

Isla Fuerte is an island on the west coast of the Caribbean that was once home to pirates and drug traffickers. Fortunately, it is now Colombian tourists and a few curious backpackers who have taken the place of the outlaws. 

Even though Isla Fuerte is only 20 minutes by boat from the Colombian coast, few travelers are aware of its existence. A small village of about fifty houses and shops has developed around the tourist port, which is nothing more than a small pontoon made of wooden planks. 



As in Capurgana, the time has not much influence on Isla Fuerte. All travel is done on foot or with the help of a donkey when it comes to transporting goods. On the other hand, a large majority of the island is privatized and you won’t be able to roam everywhere. There are a few basic hotels and eco-lodges scattered not far from the village. 

Isla Fuerte is the ideal place if you want to rest and disconnect from the modern world. However, you will need to come with a relaxed attitude if you want to enjoy it to the fullest. There are always unexpected things on an island and you have to be able to deal with them. Water and electricity cuts can occur and do not rely on the internet to work online.


Would you like to add Isla Fuerte to your itinerary to Colombia?

Find all the information you need in our Isla Fuerte travel guide.


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