This is a small fishermen’s village surrounded by jungle, with immense beaches and numerous freshwater streams – ideal for hikers, divers, surfers, and nature lovers.
Nuquí is the perfect destination for dreaming, reflecting, and encountering the immensity of small things.
- Location: In the Gulf of Tribugá, on the shores of the Ancachí River.
- Temperature: 28°C.
- How to get there: By air from Medellín to Quibdó. By motorboat from Bahía Solano and by marine transport services from Buenaventura.
Crab mating, in February and March, should not be missed. Agallona sardines, marine birds, and large sea predators are easy to spot in April and May. Another plan is to visit the Jobí River on chingos, small wooden boats made by Emberá Indians. Walking to the jungle to see multi-colored poisonous frogs and savoring the typical fish stew known as “tumba catre”, fish in coconut sauce accompanied by rice and plantains, and the typical Chocó cheese soup are interesting activities.
Surfing has become the favorite sport of natives and tourists in search of waves known as “Pico de Loro”, “Pela Pela”, “Juan Tornillo”, “El Derrumbe”, and “El Chorro”; from April to May, winds from the southwest create big surf waves.
For a close encounter with white-fin and black-fin sharks, it is recommended to dive at La Parguera, where it is also possible to admire snappers, tunas, large schools of black-tail mackerel, and a beautiful gorgonia garden. At El Amargal, diving is done in deep waters, where black corals and lemon, tiger and white-fin sharks are likely to be seen.
Whale watching, from July to November, is one of the best tourist attractions.
Where to stay:
At eco-lodges and tourist inns.
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