Choco belongs to the Pacific region of Colombia and is the only department in the country bathed by the two seas, the Pacific and the Caribbean. This place also has special magic because it has a large number of natural landscapes and a wide variety of species of flora and Wildlife that make of Choco a paradise full of culture and traditions that its inhabitants represent and protect.
Choco is a destination with an imposing nature and has the power to make you disconnect from the bustle of the big cities and live a renewing experience. The ecological walks will recharge you with that peace that only the natural can provide. The adventure experiences are also much desired in this destination, since it is ideal for diving, surfing, kayaking and snorkeling.
Sighting of whales and sea turtles:
Actually, it is amazing how the jungle joins the sea and even seems to want to conquer it. With that landscape, believe me; you will get the best energy to start your journey in Choco. One of the activities that the department offers to its people and tourists from around the world who visit this destination is the sighting of whales and sea turtles that spawn on its beaches. ¡It is a true natural spectacle! You can enjoy these experiences at certain times of the year.
One of the greatest touristic attractions of Choco is Bahia Solano that, as in the whole department, has a special warmth in its people and has great natural treasures. One of them is the waterfall of Chocolatal that we can reach after a journey of about fifteen minutes upstream. I will not lie to you, the stones make the trip a bit difficult but I assure you it is worth it. During the tour, the imposing vegetation and the different species of Wildlife that inhabit the area and that turn this beautiful municipality into a natural paradise will surprise you.
In Bahia Solano, you can also find Bahia Tebada, a very special place, where a kind of islands with rocks, corals and mangroves are formed and is ideal for bird watching the typical birds of the area. Almejal beach is also a special part, as it is ideal for surfing, and bodysurfing.
In a matter of accommodation, Choco is very versatile to offer all its visitors different options according to their needs. However, to make this destination a different experience, I recommend you to stay at the eco-lodge or rural hotels that will surely make your vacation a healthy, natural and above all different experience. I recommend:
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– Ricuras del Mar (Quibdó)
– Parrilla Bar Restaurante Mesón del Mediterraneo (Quibdó) (Comida Mediterranea)
– Brisas del Atrato (Quibdó)
Nuqui is another paradise of Choco, there you can enjoy not only the beach but you can also relax visiting one of its greatest treasures, the hot springs located within the jungle approximately five minutes from the beach. During the month of May, its waves also attract surfing experts and novices from all over the world to enjoy the incredible wavesl in Colombian waters.
National Cultural Parks
Something that I liked very much about Choco is that it has three National Natural Parks: Utria, Los Katios and Tatama that make this wonderful department a place where nature and its cultural richness make it a destination that you should visit.
Another magical place of Choco and that you really have to enjoy is Acandi. It is on the banks of the Caribbean and it is truly an authentic sanctuary of biodiversity and water richness. There you will find a great variety of flora and Wildlife, as well as beautiful beaches, ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling in the beautiful natural pools formed by the sea. In Acandi apart from the beach and the sea, you can enjoy relaxing ecological walks through the different reserves of the municipality. Always have the company of a guide of the area. How to get?
Definitely, Choco is a paradise that is worth visiting and you will surely fall in love and want to return.
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