The Pacific coast of Colombia is unique, savage, humid, and off the beaten path. There is no road to access to the Pacific Coast, and there is almost no tourism infrastructure. You will travel by sea or take small planes, and you should allow plenty of time for the different transports.
Wander in the different national parks, look for unusual birds, chill on black-sand beaches, surf on big waves, and observe the humpback whales from July to Mid-September.
Some of these places are hidden paradises. And yes, it’s safe.
From Medellin, you can fly to Bahia Solano and explore El Valle (Waterfalls, endless beautiful beaches, and the National Park of Utria) or Nuqui and stay in peaceful ecolodges on Guachalito beach.
Juanchaco, Ladrilleros, Bahia Malaga, and La Barra are other options for travelers visiting Cali. Take a 3-h bus to Buenaventura then a 1-h speedboat. It’s the cheapest way to get a taste of the Pacific Coast. Then, you can continue the adventure on a cargo ship and head to Bahia Solano.
Where To Travel On The Pacific Coast
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El Valle is a little beach town nestled on the Pacific coast. Life there is simple and perfect for resting a few days. Walk on endless beaches, take a dip in waterfalls, and embrace nature. It's also a great spot for whale watching. Bahia Solano is a "bigger" city with the only airport in the area.
Nuqui is a little town nestled on the Pacific coast of Colombia and surrounded by mind-blowing sceneries. Book an Eco-lodge around, then take a quick dip in the different waterfalls and thermal springs, enjoy the black sand beaches around Guachalito and look for birds, turtles, and whales.
La Barra is a small beach town situated 45 min walk from Juanchaco. It's an easy option if you want to enjoy a lovely part of the Pacific coast from Cali. Do Kayak among the mangroves, some whale watching and linger on beautiful black sand beaches. Don't forget to check out the national park Bahia Malaga.
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Best Things To Do On The Pacific Coast
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