Colombians and foreigners love to chill on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia. However, the majority wander between Cartagena and Santa Marta. They completely neglect the West Coast.
To travel to the following places, you will have to be a little more organized than usual. Boats and buses don’t leave every hour.
But I guarantee you a fantastic off the beaten path adventure.
Walk barefoot in the beach town of Sapzurro, explore the jungle of Darien Gap, dive in Isla Fuerte and enjoy paradisiac islands in San Bernardo.
Where To Stay On The West Caribbean Coast Of Colombia
I gathered my favorite hostels on the West Caribbean Coast of Colombia:
In Rincon Del Mar, Rincon Del Francesoffers activities and hammocks in front of the beach for the explorers
In Isla Mucura, Hostal Isla Mucura welcomes the island lovers with romantic bungalows and full board accommodations.
In Isla Fuerte, the fantastic La Playita Hostelhas got the best facilities to enjoy an unforgettable island life.
In Capurgana, travelers will fall in love with La Bohemia‘s family vibe. The hostel made of woods is surrounded by nature and love.
In Sapzurro,La Gata Negrais a paradise for lovers who want to hide from the real world.
In Aguacate, Kachikine is a beautiful place if you want to do nothing except naping and snorkeling.
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Where To Travel On The West Caribbean Coast Of Colombia
Capurgana is a little fish town surrounding by the lush vegetation of the Darien Gap. There are cool and cheap dive spots, fresh waterfalls and natural swimming pools, beaches and delicious juicy fruits. Explore the areas in the morning, take a nap in the afternoon and listen to Vallenato music in the evening while watching the sunset on the beach. Duration: 4 – 7 Days | Backpacker Budget per Day: 100 000 COP
Sapzurro is the quiet twin town of Capurgana. You will find the same vibe without the Vallenato music. And at 10 pm, the village falls asleep. From Capurgana, there is a nice hike to Sapzurro for spending a couple of days with your lover. And it’s a perfect occasion to chill on the beautiful beach of La Miel in Panama. Departure to San Blas Islands. Duration: 1 – 3 days | Backpacker Budget per Day: 100 000 COP
San Francisco is a little town with green streets and Iguanas on the way to Capurgana. You won’t meet any foreigner except for a few Paisas (Inhabitants of Medellin). Discover the reserve Los Gigantes and look for leatherback turtles at night. Duration: 2 – 3 days | Backpacker Budget per Day: 120 000 COP
Isla Fuerte is an island where you can find fantastic dive spots, giant trees, and sloths. Book a hammock or a room in La Playita and enjoy cocktails, lovely private beach, romantic sunsets and surf sessions. Duration: 3 – 4 days | Backpacker Budget per Day: 120 000 COP
The San Bernardo islands are 10 paradisiac islands out of the beaten path. Enjoy for yourself white sandy beaches, crystalline blue water, mangroves, and tasty coconuts mixed with rum. Explore the surrounding from Isla Tintipan, Isla Mucura or the famous Casa En El Agua (A famous backpacker hostel). Duration: 4 – 5 days | Backpacker Budget per Day: 150 000 COP
Rincon Del Mar is a little fishermen village 2h30 away from Cartagena. Enjoy lobsters, quick naps in a hammock, and cold beers on the beach. But don’t forget to plan an expedition to the fantastic San Bernardo Islands! Duration: 2 days | Backpacker Budget per Day: 100 000 COP
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Top Things To Do On The West Caribbean Coast Of Colombia
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