Choco Travel Guide: All the practical information to visit the pacific coast of Choco

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The Pacific coast of Choco is one of our favorite destinations in Colombia. We’ve already been there twice, and we’ll certainly be returning regularly! From our point of view, it’s a magical destination, where the ocean and wild jungle invite you to disconnect.

Pacific coast of Choco general information

Colombia’s Pacific coast of choco Travel guide

The Pacific coast of Choco is one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. In other words, it’s one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. Although the department’s capital is Quibdo, it is the Choco Coast that is the most popular tourist destination.

The Pacific coast of Choco is an isolated region, with no road connections and accessible only by plane from Medellin or by boat from Buenaventura.

  • Foundation: 1726
  • Natural region : Pacific
  • Capital: Quibdo
  • Population: 550.000
  • Average altitude: 167m
  • Climate: hot and humid
  • Average temperature: 27°C
  • Dry season: December to March
  • Rainy season: April to November
  • When to go: all year round
  • Whale season: June to October

Best things to do in the Pacific coast of Choco

Colombia’s Pacific coast of choco Travel guide

The Pacific coast of Choco is divided into two main areas: Bahia Solano and Nuqui. While it is of course possible to connect the two areas, the distances involved in a lancha suggest that you prefer to stay in one or the other.

Best places to see in the Pacific coast of Choco

Local agency to visit Choco coast

Colombia’s Pacific coast of choco Travel guide

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El Valle, the best hotels

El Almejal

Eco Lodge

El Almejal

Double room : $400.000 à $700.000

El Almejal is one of the best hotels in El Valle. Located on the beach of the same name, it is one of the pioneering hotels in the spirit of eco-responsible hotels in Colombia.

El Valle, the best hotels

The Pelican House, best Hostel to stay in El Valle, Bahia Solano

Hostal

The Pelican House Hostel

Dormitory : $50.000 to $100.000/Double room : $250.000 to $300.000 COP

The Pelican House Hostal is one of the best accommodation options in El Valle and has the great merit of partnering with the Madre Agua team in Bahia Solano, who do great work with the whales.

El Valle, the best hotels

Posada El nativo

Posada

Posada El nativo

Double room : $150.000 to $200.000 COP

A posada where we spent two nights. Basic comfort but nice location by the beach on the way to playa El Almejal. Possibility of eating on site.

Arusi, the best hotels

Contact Punta Brava, Ecolodge in Arusi, colombian pacific coast

Eco Lodge

Punta Brava Eco Hotel

Double room : $400.000 à $700.000

Punta Brava is an ecological luxury bubble in the middle of the jungle, with its feet in the Pacific Ocean. A unique, exclusive place, totally cut off from the world, which is well worth the effort if you have the means to indulge yourself.

Arusi, the best hotels

Contact Casa Cielito, Ecolodge in Arusi, colombian pacific coast

Hotel

Casa Cielito

Double room : $250.000 to $300.000 COP

Casa Cielito was our home for 1 week in Arusi, the place is magical and the food is simply the best we’ve tasted in Colombia!

El Valle, the best hotels

El Morro B&B

Hotel

El Morro B&B

Double room : $200.000 to $250.000 COP

A hotel we wanted to try out but which was fully booked when we came, a hut on the tip of El Almejal beach, with a splendid view directly over the Pacific Ocean and its fabulous sunsets!

Full board: price includes 3 meals a day

El Valle, the best hotels

Mama Orbe Eco Farm

Posada

Mama Orbe Eco Farm

Dormitory : $25.000 to $50.000/Double room : $100.000 to $150.000 COP

From simple cabins on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, a home with Mama Orbe’s family and a unique sea turtle protection project in El Valle, or how to combine business with pleasure. If Mama Orbe is a little far from the village, it’s a real opportunity to disconnect and share with the family, and do the activities with them. Highly recommended!