Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

The Pacific

An area rich in biodiversity

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The Pacific is sea and jungle

An ocean of wealth The Pacific lends its name to this region of western Colombia where black sand beaches are ideal for walks and for activities such as diving and whale watching

Biodiversity
Biodiversity

Divers in Malpelo and Gorgona understand the magnitude of biological wealth in our Pacific region; Nuquí, Bahia Solano and Utría are home to humpback whales and leatherback turtles.

Diving in the Pacific
Music
Music

The African roots of music played on instruments like the marimba chonta the guasá cununo are fundamental to the culture in the central Pacific where Currulao, bunde, the Juga and salsa all mix together.

An ancient tradition
Cuisine
Cuisine

The orange chontaduro fruit is characteristic of the Pacific, a region where stew, the lulada (a drink based on lulo) chicken and blancmange (a sweet made with milk) can be enjoyed.

Blancmange

Destinations in the region

Chocó - Wild landscapes on the coast
Photo by: ProColombia

Chocó

 The richness of Chocó’s landscape, undisturbed by humans, can be overwhelming. This is the only department of...

Pasto

 The department of Nariño, where the Nudo de los Pastos (Knot of the Pastos) divides the Andes in three...

Buga

Look out upon the city of Buga from the terrace of the Basilica of the Lord of Miracles and you will see that the...

Cali

Cali’s cheerful nature is manifested in salsa, a Caribbean rhythm that is danced here among the sugarcane in its...

Popayán

 A sense of peace envelops those who walk the streets of Popayán, with its elegant white churches and residences....