Discover Nuquí, a municipality in the department of Chocó on the shores of the Pacific, where the sea and the Colombian jungle merge.

Nuquí is an exotic destination located on the Colombian Pacific coast, one of the best tourist sites for nature lovers which offers a surprising tranquility. It is a place that shines for the natural richness of flora and fauna, and because it offers an ideal environment to disconnect from city life and indulge in a pleasant rest.

Admirers of natural spectacles come to Nuquí, Colombia, with whale watching being the most popular activity. Every year, from July to November, humpback whales visit the beaches of Nuquí. This spectacle takes place in a sea overflowing with plant and animal species, neighbors to the wildlife that hides behind the lush vegetation of the tropical rainforest.

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The beauty of vegetation in Nuquí’s jungle.

If you are wondering how to get to Nuquí, you can do it by air from Medellín or Quibdó, the capital of the region; while the trips to the different beaches are made by boat or through walks, depending on the time and state of the tide.

Waterfalls, crystalline rivers, secluded beaches, and hot springs mix with diversity of species of birds, reptiles and amphibians, why wait to fall in love with its incomparable attractions?

What to do in Nuquí, Colombia?

Once you arrive in the municipality of Chocó, located in the Gulf of Tribugá, the warmth of nature will welcome you. You can feel the tranquility of the place when visiting the different tourist sites and beaches of Nuquí, among which are: Guachalito, Coquí, Joví, Termales and Morromico. Add a bit of adrenaline by practicing sports such as surfing, taking advantage of the strong waves that hit the beaches for a few hours, and diving, to appreciate the biological richness that the Pacific Ocean shelters.

Landscape of natural beach and blue sea in Nuqui | Colombia Travel
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A beach to savor freedom in Nuqui.

Other activities that you can do in Nuquí, Chocó include artisanal fishing, ecotourism and trekking. Moreover, you can take the opportunity to get to know the culture of its inhabitants and the gastronomy of the region. Hiking through the forests is also a great attraction, while passing across its streams that descend through the jungle until they flow into the sea.

 

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Unique Experiences

In this earthly paradise, you can savor unique moments with all of your senses. For example, take a tour in a chingo (wooden boats made by the local inhabitants), along the river to marvel at the types of mangroves and the diversity of flora and fauna.


Or navigate the Joví river practicing kayaking or artisanal fishing for sabaleta fish using masks and harpoons. You can even tour the Pichindé aquatic path, bathing in the refreshing temperate waters of the love waterfall or the La Roñosa waterfall, towering 30 meters high, bordered by the Pacific coast.

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Humpback whales jumping in the sea of Nuquí.

And of course, very close to Bahía Solano, at the end of October you should go whale watching to observe this wondrous animal species, the largest on the planet.

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Take a walk along the beach from Guachalito to the town of Termales, where you will find a beautiful hot spring to take a break in the immensity of the jungle.

Also, immerse yourself in the beaches of Nuquí, like Playa Blanca, where you can snorkel and appreciate a variety of fish and corals. However, you cannot miss other tourist sites such as the Utria National Natural Park, located very close to Playa Blanca, to learn more about the life of whales and their migration, as well as to observe colorful reptiles and monkeys.

Recommendations

  • Wear comfortable, light clothing to accommodate the Colombian Pacific climate, which generally varies during the day. Include not only summer clothes, cap or hat and sunscreen in your suitcase, but also a waterproof jacket in case of rain. Do not forget shoes to walk on the beach and rubber boots to explore the jungle.

  • The sunny seasons are usually between January and April, and the wettest are October and November.

  • Bring cash, because once you arrive at your accommodations you will not have the option of an ATM nearby.

  • If you need to know how to get to Nuquí from Bogotá, you can do it with an airline that has a connection in Quibdó or Medellín. Each journey takes, on average, half an hour.

  • Remember to take a private transportation service that picks you up at the airport and can take you to your accommodations.

Nuquí awaits you. Enjoy a wild paradise and a changing sea of green and blue tones, the home of humpback whales and their calves.