Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean belongs to the part of Colombia, which is not only one of most exotic and pristine regions in Colombia, but also in all of Latin America. The region begins in the foothills of the Eastern Cordilleras with its characteristic jungle vegetation, and extends almost to the edge of the Pacific Ocean and is bordered by miles of unspoiled beaches. The people, mostly of African-American origin, are very open-minded and interested in chatting with visitors. Nowadays, Colombia is particularly proud of the region of Chocó, which has remained almost entirely untouched; it does not have any hint of industry and stands out as a pristine natural treasure. The region of Chocó is known for its biodiversity and is in fact an exotic laboratory for oceanographers and experts in botany. If you have a good eye, the spirit of an explorer and a little bit of luck you might just uncover plants and animal species that have never been seen. And while you are at it you can tack on the unforgettable experience of whale watching during the whale season (July – October).

Places to See:

• Bahía Solano
• Nuquí