The richness of Chocó’s landscape, undisturbed by humans, can be overwhelming. This is the only department of Colombia that is lapped by the waves of two oceans: the Pacific and the Caribbean. Rivers abound here, as do National Parks: Utría, Los Katíos, and Tatamá are all located here. Chocó, founded in 1947, is known for its dark sand beaches.
What to do in Chocó
The jungle is the unique backdrop of many experiences in Chocó; it entirely surrounds the beach and seems to want to extend into the ocean. Visitors should make time for bird watching, seeing humpback whales from Antarctica frolic in the water, walking on the beach, and swimming in waterfalls near the waves.
In Chocó, take the opportunity to distance yourself from the stress of civilization and get closer to nature. Dive and swim alongside colorful fish in Capurganá in the Caribbean, surf Nuquí’s big waves, or listen to the incredible sound of 40-ton whales jumping in and out of the water.
There is no shortage of activities in Chocó. A few ideas: glide through mangroves in a canoe, visit waterfalls by the sea, and bathe in hot springs.