Nuqui and its surroundings represent the wildest tourist area on the Pacific coast. That is why there is not much information about this destination. Endless black sandy beaches, lush vegetation, ecolodges, everything is incredible.
I consider it to be one of the most beautiful and romantic destinations in Colombia.
The village of Nuqui is messy and really not pleasant. However, you must pass by there to get to the surrounding paradisiacal destinations.
Where to travel from Nuqui?
Jurubida: small village, 40 minutes north of Nuqui. Famous for its hot springs.
Jovi and Coqui: 2 villages, 45 min to the south. Almost no possibility of accommodation.
Guachalito: a beautiful area with several ecolodges on the seafront. The accommodations are relatively expensive for the proposed comfort but it is the price for an extremely wild, calm, and bewitching area | 1 hour by boat to get there.
Termales: small village 10-15min further south than Guachalito, known for its hot springs. An ideal spot for surfers | 1h15 by boat to get there.
Arusi: another village on the coast even further south than Termales. Almost no tourists. There is a diving center. It’s an hour and a half by boat to get there.
Note: There is no ATM. Bring all the cash you’ll need.
There is a direct speed boat that leaves on Tuesday. It can be super unpleasant if the ocean is rough. You can catch it from Buenaventura or Juanchaco, but you MUST buy your ticket in Buenaventura and remind them to pick you up in Juanchaco (or they might forget). Departure at 7 am. | Dos Bravo | 6 hours
From Nuqui to Jovi, Guachalito, Termales & Arusi:
There are boats leaving early in the morning to bring workers to the various Eco-lodges along the coast. Boats leave from the “tourist harbor” nearby the airport.
If you have booked an eco-lodge, they will arrange transportation for you.
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Guachalito is a beautiful area stretching along the beach. There is a dozen of eco-resorts far apart from each other. Prices are expensive for the quality of the rooms as it's complicated to bring building materials. It's the price to pay to live in paradise. All of them offer half of the full board, and transportation is included.
Termales and Arusi are two beach towns where you can find cheaper accommodation options while living in paradise. It's an excellent option for travelers who have a lower budget or the ones who want to get insight into the daily life of the locals living there.
The area of Nuqui offers many possibilities of different destinations both in the North and in the South. The activities largely allow you to stay 4 days in one place but it is especially the atmosphere of this coast that will bewitch you.
Where to sleep? What to do? Where to eat? How do you get from one place to another?
How to decide among all these stunning places?
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