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A Caribbean island whose old war-seasoned fort led it to deserve the name of Fuerte (fort). Its settlers, mostly of African ancestry, live in Puerto Limón, a small settlement of houses made of wood and caña brava (bitter cane) and roofed with palm leaves.
Visit the lighthouse, watch more than 80 species of birds, go on hikes to observe sloths, and take a donkey ride while listening to old stories of pirates and smugglers. Become acquainted with the gigantic ceibas, which can grow to a height of 24 meters and are considered one of the prettiest trees in Colombia.
Meet the greatest variety of virgin corals in the Caribbean, plus 17 diving sites for observing nurse- and whitefin sharks, turtles, and brain and fire corals. Bajo Bushnell stands out as a reef where barracudas, giant gorgonias, and colonies of horn coral abound. Other interesting sites are Burbujas, Los Pargos, Grieta del Socorro, Fondo Loco, Bajo Mariajo, Los Venados, Los Bayones; and for advanced dicers, the Bartolo and Orión reefs.
The island is ideal for windsurfing, sailing, and facing the challenge of kayaking around the island.
Eco-lodges, natives’ houses, and camping sites.