» Pacific CoastVisiting the Pacific coast of Colombia is an unparalleled experience of a region packed with adventures and natural beauty. Here you will find pristine jungles, exotic beaches, fauna, flora and amazing marine life as well as kind hospitality and a rich cultural background that reminds one of a time far less complicated.
The unchartered, and undeveloped Pacific coast of Colombia is still some what of a mystery. Large jungle rich areas that hide all sorts of natural secrets and wonder are still a little too wild for many tourists but for some this is part of the appeal.
One thing that is for certain though is how incredible the Pacific coast is. The beauty that is contained in the sea and on the land is unspoilt and magnificent. The area is marked as an eco-tourism hot spot with plenty of potential which will help ensure the area is not exploited.
Between July and October, the humpbacked whales migrate from the Antarctic region to the warmer waters of the Colombian coast. During the mating rituals, whales can be seen displaying their giant tales and performing graceful acrobatic feats despite their 40-ton bodies.
The climate is tropical, so very humid with plenty of rain and the average temperature being 28 degrees. The sunniest time of the year is between January and March. The area is one of the most bio-diverse and rainy areas on earth and is considered an environmental wonderland and is largely protected so there are only a few very basic roads meaning much of the area has to be reached by flight.
The islands off the coast are a true paradise for underwater world enthusiasts, and ecosystems include massive coral reefs and a plethora of fascinating marine life such as dolphins, humpback whales, sea lions, sharks and turtles. The onland trails make for superb walking and hiking but rubber boots must be worn in the evening due to the number of snakes and tourists must always be accompanied by a guide.