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. You can stay at this beautiful ecolodge.
- 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.
Getting to Nuqui & Guachalito? (+)
From Medellin to Nuqui:
From Bahia Solano to Nuqui:
- There is a direct boat from Muelle of Bahia Solano that leaves twice a week: Monday & Friday. The departure time will depend on the tides. Departure from the dock. | Transportes Yiliana (SAPI) | 1h
- You can also book a private trip for 200 USD.
From Buenaventura to Nuqui:
- There is a direct speed boat from Muelle Turistico of Buenaventura 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.
Where's the airport?
The Reyes Murillo airport of Nuqui is located in the village.
The tourist dock can be reached on foot and from there you can go to Guachalito or Jurubira.