Come enjoy the flavors, joy, and nature of the Colombian Pacific
The soothing sounds of a marimba de chonta and extraordinary views of visiting humpback whales.
The unique contrast between the beaches’ dark sand and thick green foliage and the spirited rhythms of currulao music captivate this area’s many visitors.
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This many-colored paradise is full of beautiful, exotic beaches where you can enjoy the calming sound of ocean waves rolling up the shore and admire the area’s breathtaking views.
Bahía Solano, one of the most-visited tourist destinations in Colombia, is one of them. Jungle, coral, mangroves, and diverse animal life come together in one place to offer you an unforgettable experience in nature. Depending on the time of year, tourists can find migratory bird species, turtles, and even majestic humpback whales.
In fact, viewing humpback whales is an experience you won’t want to miss out on. These stunning cetaceans travel over 5,280 miles from Antarctica to the warm waters of the Pacific to give birth to their calves between the months of July and October.
Nuquí, another noteworthy beach in the area, is both beautiful and perfect for water sports, snorkeling, and ecotourism.
The municipality of Tumaco, located in the department of Nariño, is another place you should visit. Known as the pearl of the Pacific, Tumaco is a diverse city influenced by African culture and the cultures of the indigenous communities located in the El Morro, El Bajito, and Bocagrande beaches.
In addition to the Pacific’s natural beauty, the region is characterized by its history and traditions. Marimba de chontas, cununos, and tamboras (two types of drums) fill the air with music that reflects the area’s African heritage. The Petronio Álvarez Pacific Music Festival, which is held each year in the city of Santiago de Cali, celebrates that heritage, bringing together people from all around the world.
Pacific cuisine blends ocean flavors with the region’s traditional cooking practices to create plates like aborrajado de pescado (battered fish), crab empanadas, quebrado, los huevos de piando (a dish made with eggs), and many other delicacies that will delight your taste buds. Come enjoy the beautiful nature and culture of the Pacific. We’ll see you there!